Golden Globe Awards Sees Mucho Bling-Bling

So much for the Blood Diamond-fueled war between Hollywood and the diamond industry.

Celebrities from Little Miss Sunshine Abigail Breslin to The Queen Helen Mirren, sported bling at last night’s 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood.

The Diamond Information Center said 82 of Hollywood’s finest from film and television wore diamonds to the event.



Breslin, 10, star of the Globe-nominated hit Indie film, wore diamond loop earrings and a three-stone diamond-drop pendant by Harry Winston.

Helen Mirren—who won Globes for best performance by an actress in a motion picture drama for The Queen and best performance by an actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for television for Elizabeth I—wore 3-carat kite-shaped diamond earrings set in white gold, a diamond bracelet, and a Tahitian pear-shaped Golden Diamond pendant set in micro pavé on a white-gold and diamond chain by Chopard.

Actress Sienna Miller in diamond chandelier earrings from the Cartier Private Collection.

Jolie—known for her philanthropic efforts in Africa as well as her A-list association with Brad Pitt—worked with fashion stylist Jen Rade to create a glamorous look that included a vintage-style uncut-diamond necklace, earrings and bangles set in 22-karat yellow gold by Bochic.

Sienna Miller

Best actress in a motion picture drama nominee Gyllenhaal chose vintage Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry consisting of a 1937 Ludo Hexagone bracelet with the company’s sapphire Mystery setting in the center with diamonds, a 1937 Pont oval sapphire bracelet with round-cut diamonds, and 1923 Pampilles earrings with sapphires and baguette-cut diamonds. All the pieces were mounted in platinum.

Penelope Cruz

Overall, top diamond trends at the Golden Globes included right-hand rings, earrings and vintage-inspired necklaces.

Diamond right-hand rings were worn by best actress in a motion picture musical or comedy nominee Beyoncé Knowles, in a 25-carat grey-, yellow- and white-diamond right-hand ring valued at $110,000 by Lorraine Schwartz; Jennifer Lopez, in a yellow-diamond right-hand ring by Lorraine Schwartz; and best actress in a motion picture drama nominee Penélope Cruz, in a diamond and platinum right-hand ring by Chopa.

Diamond earrings were worn by Jennifer Hudson, best supporting actress winner for Dreamgirls, in 19th-century old-mine-cut diamond earrings by Fred Leighton; Cruz, in diamond studs by Chopard; Lopez, in yellow- and white-diamond earrings set in yellow and black gold by Lorraine Schwartz; and Sienna Miller, in diamond chandelier earrings from the Cartier Private Collection.

Diamond necklaces were worn by Heidi Klum, in a diamond and platinum choker with diamond-heart locket, valued at $1 million; and best actress in a motion picture drama nominee Kate Winslet, in a heart-shaped diamond pendant by Chopard.

Kyra Sedgwick, best actress winner for the TV drama “Closer,” in Piaget’s white-gold and diamond “Golden Globe” right-hand ring.

In one of the more interesting accessory choices of the evening, Kyra Sedgwick, winner of the award for best performance by an actress in a television drama series for Closer, arrived on the red carpet with a “golden globe” already in hand.

She wore Piaget’s Golden Globe right-hand ring in 18-karat white gold with diamonds, which features an intricately faceted globe that reflects light as it dangles.