The organizers of the Emmys sent out the dress code to all attendees who were beaming in from over 100 locations around the world for the event to “come as you are.” Basically, they were giving permission to be go casual, be creative or wear couture.
For their moments on the show’s set at the Staples Center in Los Angeles or to wear during their celebrations at off-site location, several stars went full glam in gowns and diamond treasures. Tracee Ellis Ross expressed the sentiment of this group in her Instagram post, saying “How fun to get dressed up!” Others wore nightgowns and beamed in from home. Several elevated these looks with diamond jewelry.
Get the details on the diamond jewels and the stars who wore them below.
Zendaya made history at the Emmys. The 24-year-old became the youngest woman ever to win in the Best Actress category. The Euphoria star accepted her prize surrounded by friends and family and looking absolutely stunning in a custom Giorgio Armani Privé gown and diamonds from Bulgari.
Zenday’s selection from the Italian jeweler included a diamond, mother-of-pearl and pink gold Serpenti high jewelry bracelet, pavé-set diamond, opal and pink gold earrings and a ring set with almost 7-carats of diamonds.
Jennifer Aniston was the first female star to present an award at the Emmys. To the pleasure of her massive fan base, she sported her signature red-carpet combo: a black dress and diamond jewelry. This go-round the diamonds were vintage pieces from Neil Lane. The Bachelor jeweler explained, when I reached by phone during the ceremony, that he was “thrilled” she chose the 19th century jewel composed of over 50-carats of diamonds and a vintage diamond bracelet from his Neil Lane Couture collection.
Later in the evening, Aniston joined the casual ranks and changed out of her evening gown into a satin robe, but she kept on the jewels. She beamed into the show for an instantly iconic bit with two members of the Friends cast Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow.
Tracee Ellis Ross appeared on the show live and shared her ensemble in a series of stunning Instagram posts. Her look included a ruffled gold dress by Alexandre Vauthier and a vintage Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany choker. The Hands necklace she wore features a sculptural openwork pattern of gold set with a row of diamonds that go all the way around the jewel.
No one layers jewelry as creatively as Cynthia Erivo. For the Emmys, she lit up her colorful Versace mini dress with lots of diamond jewels. Many of the pieces were from Tiffany. Her selection included a ring and pair of Three-Leaf earrings and Two Bees rings designed by Jean Schlumberger as well as three Tiffany T1 gold and diamond rings.
Style maverick Billy Porter broke that old-fashioned style rule that you are not supposed to wear white after Labor Day with an amazing custom white pantsuit by Ashi Studio. He paired the ensemble with several pieces of dazzling diamond jewels from Lorraine Schwartz that surely added up to hundreds of carats of diamonds.
Reese Witherspoon had an Emmys garden party in her backyard with friends including Kerry Washington. She shared her Louis Vuitton dress-to-jewel look on Instagram. Her stylist, Petra Flannery, gave a detail shot on her Insta of the checkerboard sapphire and diamond jewels from the fashion house’s High Jewelry collection. It shows all the specially cut diamonds made to fit in the designs.
Issa Rae posed for selfie on Instagram with her Insecure co-star Kendrick Sampson wearing diamond jewels by Forevermark with her Sergio Hudson gown. The tear-drop shaped earrings are set with 6.73-carats of diamond and the marquise shape diamond ring almost 4-carats of diamonds in the design.
Samira Wiley wins the award for best pajamas. She even had an eye mask to match her black and white print PJs. The star made her loungewear really shine with lots of diamonds from Chopard including 14.48-carat diamond earrings, a bracelet set with 33.80-carats of pear-shaped diamond ring centering on a 3.07-carat marquise cut diamond set in 18K white Fairmined gold from the firm’s Green Carpet Collection.