4 Jewelry Trends s at VMAs and Emmys

BY : Lisa Van Alst

From an obsession with oversize drop earrings to gold bracelets and black diamonds, the jewelry trends we spotted at the Late-August award shows packed some serious star power.

Held in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, MTV’s annual Video Music Awards turned the spotlight on bold styles favored by the young and ultra-hip. The next day in New York City, the celebrity world was on display again as the 66th Emmy Awards honored primetime stars dressed to impress. Examined together, these two events give a good indication of the jewelry trends to watch in coming seasons.

As always, big-name designers like Fred Leighton and Lorraine Schwartz dominated the red carpet at both events, but lesser-known brands such as Beladora, Doves and Ofira Jewels, also had their moments. Here are four standout looks.

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Topics: Gold, Jewelry, Events

Haute Jewelry Trends at Cannes Film Festival 2014

BY : Lisa Van Alst

Cannes Film Festival descended on the Riviera (May 14-25) with a glittering tsunami of stars. The twelve-day festival is the premiere European venue to check out who’s wearing what, as stars strut their stuff at a host of premieres, galas and lavish parties.

While red carpet jewelers such as Harry Winston show up in Cannes, you find a more continental spin on haute jewels than at U.S. awards shows - more European designers, such as Bulgari and de Grisogono.

Cannes is a good place to get a read on international trends in jewelry design. Judging from this spring's festival, here are a few trends you can expect to find on jetsetters this year.

Brought to you by Chopard

Chopard has been the official sponsor of Cannes since 1998. Along with accessorizing a lot of A-list celebs there, the Swiss house produces the prestigious Palme d’Or trophy. This year the 24kt-gold fronds were made out of fair mined gold as part of the company’s sustainable luxury initiative.

Attached to a block of crystal, the Palme d'Or is made from 118 grams of pure gold and worth about 20,000 euros. Two are made, as well as two mini Palme d'Or, for each festival by five of Chopard's "top jewelers," the same ones who produce the red carpet jewels worn by the stars. Mini palms go to the winners of the best actor and actress awards.

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Topics: Diamonds, Jewelry, Events