NEW YORK - Blending the best talent from the worlds of cinema and television, the red carpet at the Golden Globes always serves as a crystal ball for what the year ahead has to offer. Whether strutting down a red carpet or York Avenue, the timing of the Globes allows fashion fanatics to properly plan their 2015 wardrobes. Cool shades of white and warm shades of yellow breezed past the cameras in swirls of fabric as actresses glided by in strappy metallic stilettos and satin pumps in vibrant primary colors. What I love about red carpets is looking at the detailed images a day or so afterwards, when the hidden details of the evening take the stage and jewelry lovers like me can really gauge the glittery goods that attended the event.
Since it was the only statement necklace of the evening, and deserving of an award in its own right (perhaps for Best Supporting Accessory), I am going to put Naomi Watts’ show stopping Bulgari ‘Serpenti’ necklace aside for the moment. Although there were many jewelry moments that made me go ‘ohhh’ and ‘ahhh’ at the Golden Globes, many of them were quite predictable. Long shoulder-dusting diamond earrings: could have called that. Stacked Deco-style diamond bracelets: typical. The jewelry trend I was most delighted to see was the return of the often bold and never boring button-style earclip; yes, you heard it here first, 2015 will see the return of these ear-hugging delights!
First gaining popularity during the later years of the Art Deco period, these saucer-shaped baubles have gone through various interpretations, from the machine-like geometry of the 30s, to the voluminous yellow gold volutes of the retro era and beyond. At the Golden Globes actresses such as Claire Danes and Felicity Jones wore styles by Lorraine Schwartz and Van Cleef & Arpels, respectively, illustrating how these face-framing looks are suitable for gowns that are both highly embellished and architectural in nature.
The February 5th Important Jewels sale features a wide array of these jeweled arrangements, and a few highlights selected below are inspired by the Best Dressed ladies from the Golden Globes. So go on and tuck the much-beloved ear cuffs of 2014 into the back of your jewelry box, and behold the buttons!
Shimmering with reverse-set aquamarines and diamonds, lot 382 by JAR is the ideal complement to the ever-popular textured metallic looks seen on actresses such as Julianne Moore:
Pair of 18 Karat Gold, Silver, Aquamarine and Diamond Earclips, JAR, Paris. Estimate $25,000–35,000.
18 Karat Gold, Diamond, Ruby and Turquoise Earclips, John Rubel. Estimate $10,000–15,000.
The below Deco-inspired look (lot 361), would add a vibrant pop of color to your classic black gown, with coral and onyx accents framing an impressive pair of diamonds:
Pair of Platinum, Diamond, Coral, Onyx and Emerald Earclips. Estimate $50,000–70,000.
Lot 140, a diamond and zircon earclip and brooch set circa 1950, would perfectly accent popular winter white looks (as an added bonus: the brooch could be cleverly clipped to a clutch or to the waist of a gown):
Platinum, Zircon and Diamond Brooch and Earclips. Estimate $8,000–12,000.
For those daring enough to don cut outs a là Kate Hudson and Jennifer Lopez, lot 383 by JAR will suit the bold nature of your head-turning look. The coiled nature of this pair will ensure that no two looks are ever the same!
Pair of Platinum, Rose Gold, Silver, Demantoid Garnet and Diamond Earclips, JAR, Paris. Estimate $30,000–50,000.