Modern Family’s sweep at the 2011 Emmy Awards extended to the red carpet too. Winner of the night’s best jewelry look? Sofia Vergara, by a landslide. She set off her bright coral gown with jaw-dropping emerald earrings by Lorraine Schwartz.
Unlike Angelina Jolie’s memorable emerald earrings from the Oscars a few years ago (also by Lorraine), Sofia’s had a lacy peacock feather motif that made them as artful as they were vibrant.
I didn’t even realize until later that she was also wearing a Lorraine Schwartz pinky ring with a dangling emerald charm and a textured gold Ofira cuff: pieces that would have certainly attracted notice from jewelry trend spotters if the earrings weren’t so mesmerizing!
The runners up for the best jewelry award: Heidi Klum and Padma Lakshmi. Heidi brightened her gray dress with enormous flower earrings and ring ablaze with fire opals, also by Lorraine Schwartz. Padma Lakshmi looked stunning in elegant drop earrings from her own jewelry collection.
Is it a coincidence that, among their other talents, both Heidi and Padma are jewelry designers? I’m sure they give more thought to how jewelry makes an outfit. Design your own jewelry and you may take your jewelry style up a level too.
Photo Credit: Sofia Vergara by Frazer Harrison / GettyImages, emerald ring by Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum by Andrew Evans / PR Photos, Padma Lakshmi by Danny Moloshok / Reuters.