Kicking off awards season, the 2024 Golden Globes will give us our first taste of diamond-studded red carpets since the SAG-AFTRA strike came to a close in November. The 81st annual award’s ceremony will mark a return of pomp, circumstance, and dazzling diamond jewelry to the red carpet on Sunday, January 7.
The Golden Globe Awards has recognized the most notable achievements in film and television since its inception in 1944, honoring Tinseltown’s best and brightest both in front, and behind the cameras. The ceremony has been held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for over 50 years, calling upon Hollywood’s finest to flock to the red carpet in their finest jewels and fashions.
This year, Greta Gerwig’s ubiquitous blockbuster hit Barbie leads with 10 nominations, making it the second-most nominated film in Golden Globes history. Oppenheimer also gained an impressive number of nods, coming in second this year with 8 nominations. Killers of the Flower Moon, Anatomy of a Fall and Maestro all also received praise.
We’ll be keeping our eye out to see what kind of diamond jewels Best Actress nominees pluck from their jewelry boxes to wear to the event. Stylish leading ladies like Greta Lee (Past Lives), Cailee Spaeny (Priscilla), Margot Robbie (Barbie), Jennifer Lawrence (No Hard Feelings), Emma Stone (Poor Things), Fantasia Barrino (The Color Purple), and Natalie Portman (May December), are sure to turn heads.
Hosted by comedian Jo Koy, the Golden Globes will air on Sunday, January 7 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.
From Elizabeth Taylor’s blinged out tiara in 1957 to Rihanna’s jaw-dropping Cartier jewels in 2023, stars have lit up the red carpet in sparkling diamonds throughout the years. In honor of the starry occasion, Only Natural Diamonds is taking a look back on some of the most memorable natural diamond jewels to ever take the Golden Globes red carpet.
Rihanna and her beau A$AP Rocky skipped the red carpet at the 2023 Golden Globe Awards and snuck into the star-studded audience inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the annual ceremony. Nominated for her first Golden Globe, the musician adorned a custom black velvet bustier gown from Schiaparelli Haute Couture by Daniel Roseberry, spruced up by a striking Cartier Sixième Sens High Jewelry necklace in 18k white gold and diamonds teamed with a pear diamond stud from REZA and diamond Cartier High Jewelry earrings.
Michelle Yeoh, 2023
Taking home her first Golden Globe for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once, Michelle Yeoh came dressed for the milestone occasion. Styled by Jordan Johnson Chung, Yeoh donned a midnight blue sequined strapless Armani Privé gown teamed with diamond jewelry from Moussaieff Jewelers. Her necklace was made from pear, cushion, and round diamonds while her bangle featured emerald-cut, baguette, and round diamonds. The actress topped off her suit with a stunning diamond ring.
Lily James, 2023
Only Natural Diamonds Global Ambassador Lily James channeled Old Hollywood style in a classic fire-engine red strapless Versace gown and a glittering Harry Winston suit including a diamond necklace and glistening diamond drop earrings at the 2023 Golden Globe Awards.
Jenna Ortega, 2023
Jenna Ortega looked ethereal on the 2023 Golden Globes red carpet, wearing a breezy clay-colored Gucci gown and jewels from Tiffany & Co. Ortega amped up the glamour with layered necklaces including the Schlumberger Lynn diamond necklace, the T T1 diamond necklace, and the Elsa Peretti Snake necklace. Ortega wore the Schlumberger Lynn bracelet, gold Schlumberger Flame earrings, and a dazzling assortment of rings.
Scarlett Johansson, 2020
Scarlett Johansson wore a platinum Bulgari High Jewelry necklace comprising of a 4.01-carat round diamond, 81 round diamonds and pavé set diamonds to complete her custom fire-engine red Vera Wang ensemble at the 2020 Golden Globes.
Gwyneth Paltrow, 2020
Gwyneth Paltrow was a sheer vision of glamour at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards. The actress and Goop founder attended the annual ceremony wearing a bronze sheer tulle Fendi gown, revealing her bralette and two Bulgari Fiorever High Jewelry diamond necklaces shining from beneath her frock. Paltrow paired her necklaces with long dangling diamond earring from the Italian jewelry house.
Jennifer Aniston, 2020
Jennifer Aniston attended the 77th annual Golden Globes in 2020, wearing a black Dior Haute Couture gown with a ruffled strapless neckline. The Morning Show actress blinged up her décolleté with a 68-carat double strand vintage 1950s diamond Cartier necklace, owned by Fred Leighton. Aniston styled her ensemble with earrings and rings from Fred Leighton as well.
Lupita Nyong’o, 2019
Lupita Nyong’o stepped out at the 2019 Golden Globes in a bold blue Calvin Klein by Appointment dress. Matching her eyelashes to her beaded gown, the actress packed on the style statements with Bulgari High Jewelry diamond earrings and a Serpenti watch in white gold, diamonds and emeralds.
Lady Gaga, 2019
During her A Star is Born awards trail, Lady Gaga attended the 2019 Golden Globes wearing a periwinkle Valentino gown and dyed her hair to match. The multihyphenate star added Tiffany & Co. cluster earrings to her repertoire, along with the 100-carat Aurora Necklace, tailor-made especially for her by Tiffany’s, featuring a breathtaking pear-shaped 20-carat diamond at its center.
Viola Davis, 2018
Viola Davis owned the 2018 Golden Globes red carpet in her black velvet Brandon Maxwell gown, beautifully accompanied by her Harry Winston 8-carat round brilliant cut diamond stud earrings and 115.90-carat Secret Combination Necklace from the jeweler.
Emily Ratajkowski, 2017
Emily Ratajkowski attended the Golden Globe Awards in 2017, wearing a yellow silk Reem Acre gown with HStern Stars earrings in Noble Gold and diamonds and a coordinating assortment of dazzling rings.
Reese Witherspoon, 2017
Reese Witherspoon was a vision in sunshiny yellow at the 2017 Golden Globes, wearing an Atelier Versace gown and a Tiffany & Co. archival choker of yellow gold and diamonds teamed with yellow diamond stud earrings and a selection of rings.
Jennifer Lopez, 2016
Jennifer Lopez turned heads in a bright yellow Giambattista Valli caped gown topped off with layered Harry Winston diamond necklaces including a wreath design and a cascading fringed piece. The star teamed her look with yellow diamond earrings and a statement-making red lip.
Jennifer Lawrence, 2016
Jennifer Lawrence made a notable appearance at the 2016 Golden Globes, wearing a bright red cut-out Dior gown topped off with a Chopard mesh diamond bib necklace, crafted from 156.77-carats worth of diamonds.
Emmy Rossum, 2016
Emmy Rossum donned a bright red strapless Armani Privé column gown at the 2016 Golden Globes with an asymmetrical Van Clef & Arpels diamond necklace and diamond stud earrings.
Naomi Watts, 2015
Naomi Watts wore a bright yellow strapless Gucci dress to the 2015 Golden Globes, teamed with her favorite Bulgari Serpenti snake diamond necklace weighing in at over 77 carats — she had previously worn similar styles several times before.
Jessica Chastain, 2014
In 2014, Jessica Chastain paired her black Givenchy gown with a historic Bulgari diamond necklace that certainly stands the test of time. From the house’s archive collection, the 137-carat Art Deco diamond necklace elegantly draped over her collar bone with two stands of diamonds and gracefully fell down her back.
Cate Blanchett, 2014
Cate Blanchett kept it classic on the 2014 Golden Globes red carpet in a black lace Armani Privé gown and a pair of Chopard earrings crafted from 11 carats of white marquise-cut diamonds.
Jessica Alba, 2013
Jessica Alba shined bright at the 2013 Golden Globes, wearing a peach silk faille Oscar de la Renta trumpet down and a scene-stealing Harry Winston cascading diamond drop necklace, valued at $5.8 million.
Charlize Theron, 2012
Charlize Theron got creative with her accessories at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards, wearing a soft chiffon pastel pink Christian Dior couture gown embellished with a vintage Cartier brooch, and an archival bandeau headpiece from the jeweler, diamond earrings, and a diamond ring.
Angelina Jolie, 2012
Angelina Jolie wore a sleek Atelier Versace gown to the 2012 Golden Globe Awards with simplistic but impressive 25-carat diamond stud earrings.
Natalie Portman, 2011
Pregnant with her first child at the time, Natalie Portman arrived at the 2011 Golden Globes in a petal pink Viktor & Rolf dress with a beaded red rose accent at the bust and a jaw-dropping Tiffany & Co. necklace.
Beyoncé glistened at the 2009 Golden Globes with a Lorraine Schwartz loop-design diamond bib necklace, weighing 200 carats.
Sarah Jessica Parker, 2006
Sarah Jessica Parker walked the red carpet at the 2006 Golden Globe Awards wearing a black strapless Rochas dress, perfectly displaying her diamond Fred Leighton choker.
Joan Rivers, 2003
Joan Rivers took a moment during the 2003 Golden Globes red carpet to show off her mind-boggling white and yellow diamond necklace with matching stud earrings and an impressive ring.
Queen Latifah, 2003
Nominated for her role in the musical film adaptation Chicago, Queen Latifah attended the 2003 Golden Globe Awards wearing a monochromatic aqua ensemble with a diamond honeycomb De Beers necklace and stud earrings.
Halle Berry, 2003
At the 2003 Golden Globe Awards, Halle Berry arrived in a Cinderella blue Reem Acra gown and matching shawl with a stunning necklace. A pear-shaped aquamarine stone hung from a strand of natural diamonds.
Jennifer Aniston, 2002
Jennifer Aniston attended the 2002 Golden Globes with her former-husband Brad Pitt in matching black suits. The actress glammed up her look with a diamond necklace and diamond drop earrings.
Nicole Kidman, 1997
Nicole Kidman arrived at the 1997 Golden Globe Awards with her former-husband Tom Cruise, wearing an elegant black gown with cap sleeves and a sheer neckline, dangling diamond drop earrings, and a sparkling choker with four strands of diamonds.
Courtney Love, 1997
Switching up her look on the red carpet, Courtney Love opted for a more demure ensemble, with Old Hollywood curls, a black Valentino sheath dress and a glittering diamond necklace and matching diamond bracelet.
Elizabeth Taylor, 1957
Elizabeth Taylor attended the 1957 Golden Globes awards ceremony with her then-husband Mike Todd. She, of course, donned large diamond chandelier earrings and a TIARA with her floral boatneck dress. That same year, Taylor pulled out her tiara for the Academy Awards and the Cannes Film Festival as well. In her book, My Love Affair with Jewelry, the Hollywood icon wrote, “When Mike gave me this tiara, he said, ‘You’re my queen, and I think you should have a tiara.’”