The Screen Actors Guild Awards are one of the final key events before the Oscars. In the not too distant past, the show was held on a Saturday evening and practically flew under the radar.
But when the broadcast moved to primetime on Sunday nights a couple of years ago, it started to become as glamorous as other important awards—which translates to a lot more diamond jewelry. And we love every glittering second of it.
Not to mention, the SAG Awards have also become pretty entertaining. Just think back to last year when Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt both won, gave great speeches and broke the internet when they greeted each other backstage.
Like every awards show in this coronavirus era, the 2021 SAG Awards will assume a different format. Short and sweet, the event, which airs on Sunday, April 4 at 9 p.m. ET on TNT, will be pre-taped and only one hour long. As the winners of its thirteen categories are announced, the stars will chime in via Zoom. And while there unfortunately won’t be a red carpet, we’re still routing for a show of remote glitz as exciting as previous awards shows during this unusual season presented.
In preparation for the event, take a look back at the best diamond jewelry worn at the SAG Awards.
Lupita Nyong’o in Forevermark, 2020
Lupita Nyong’o is a style chameleon who alternates between taking risks and going for classic glamour. Last year at the SAG Awards, she did the latter in dazzling diamond jewels by Forevermark that added up to $3.5 million.
Jennifer Lopez in Harry Winston, 2020
Jennifer Lopez walked many red carpets during last year’s awards season when she was nominated for her role in Hustlers. At the 2020 SAG Awards, she wore this amazing diamond necklace by Harry Winston. Factor in her earrings and bracelets, and you’ve got a whopping $9 million of jewels.
Scarlett Johansson in Taffin, 2020
Scarlett Johansson often chooses jewelry from independent houses for her red carpet turns. At the 2020 SAG Awards, she wore diamond and red ceramic pendant earrings from rarefied talent James de Givenchy of Taffin, the man responsible for Johansson’s stunning and unusual engagement ring. She wore them breezily, tossing them on alongside all of her everyday gold and diamond, huggies and studs.
Jennifer Aniston in Fred Leighton, 2020
Jennifer Aniston usually wears black gowns on the red carpet, but she switched things up for the 2020 SAG Awards, shopping her own closet for white vintage number by John Galliano. Aniston paired it with fabulous fan shaped vintage diamond earrings from Fred Leighton, one of her favorite jewelry sources.
Charlize Theron in Tiffany, 2020
At the end of a long awards season, the SAG Awards are known for drawing stars to have some fun and push the creative envelope with their style. Charlize Theron was the perfect example of this phenomenon in 2020. Along with diamond pendant earrings, in her hair part, she wore a Tiffany & Co. diamond bracelet. How the jewel remained secure on her head is a mystery to this day.
Michelle Williams in Forevermark, 2020
At the 2020 SAG Awards, Michelle Williams (who was pregnant at the time) also wore diamonds in her hair, this time in the form of an eye-catching Forevermark diamond feather brooch. The effect was truly standout given her short platinum blonde bob.
Rachel Brosnahan in Irene Neuwirth, 2019
The delightful star of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Rachel Brosnahan looked like a new romantic at the 2019 SAG Awards in one-of-a-kind Irene Neuwirth diamond and South Sea pearl ribbon earrings.
Gemma Chan in Harry Winston, 2019
Gemma Chan, one of the chic stars from Crazy Rich Asians, wore jewels that would have fit right in with her stylish movie wardrobe. The Harry Winston vintage chandelier earrings she sported were made in 1972 and set with 29.59 carats of diamonds.
Lady Gaga in Tiffany, 2019
Lady Gaga makes a major statement at every red carpet she steps on. For the 2019 SAG Awards the star debuted a diamond, platinum and gold choker with heart and star motifs, plus butterfly wing gold and diamond earrings, all from the 2019 Tiffany & Co. Blue Book collection.
Saoirse Ronan in Cartier, 2018
Every once in a while, Saoirse Ronan will wear some seriously eye-catching earrings on the red carpet. At the 2018 SAG Awards she just that, achieving the almost impossible: making her fierce pair of Panthère de Cartier sapphire, diamond and onyx earrings appear sweet thanks to her pastel dress, blonde hair and illuminated makeup.
Kirsten Dunst in Fred Leighton, 2017
Kirsten Dunst lit up the red carpet at the 2017 SAG Awards with one of our favorite red carpet looks: layered statement diamond necklaces. Dunst’s vintage pieces from Fred Leighton included a 42 carat fringe necklace and a diamond rivière.