So long, Zoom acceptance speeches! Television’s biggest night returned in a major way when the 2021 Emmys aired with a live audience for an evening full of style, glamour and major (and we mean, major!) diamond jewellery moments. Nominees and style icons like Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, Cynthia Erivo and Billy Porter delivered some of the night’s most memorable diamond-clad Emmys style moments. Check ’em all out right here:
Billy Porter took flight in diamonds—and a pair of wings—on Emmys night 2021. The all-black look, which included black gloves, which he styled with sparkling diamond rings over the fabric, was further animated by two extra special diamond pieces by Lorraine Schwartz. These included his statement necklace, which glistened with diamonds and emeralds, and a major ear cuff reported to be valued at $1 million dollars.
Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson, a presenter at this year’s Emmys, wore a stunning plunge neckline gown from Ellie Saab that she accented with diamond studs featuring a sweeping loop, which tucked behind the ear.
Stick with us: We’re about to say stunning twice because it’s well deserved. Catherine Zeta-Jones wore a stunning diamond choker from Lorraine Schwartz featuring diamond drops around its entirety, as well as a stunning round cut diamond at the center of the necklace.
Katherine Hahn, who stars in Wandavision, wore a black jumpsuit but said she was “excited about the jewels.” And boy, we were too. Made by Briony Raymond NY, her art deco-inspired diamond and emerald encrusted tassel choker featured 43 carats of diamonds, as well as 44 carats of emeralds.
No one knows how to slay a runway like Mama Ru, especially with his black blazer accented with a sparkling diamond brooch.
Shahidi wore an emerald green off-the-shoulder Dior gown that perfectly displayed her Cactus de Cartier necklace with 204 brilliant cut diamonds weighing in at eight carats, and earrings featuring 170 emeralds, all set in 18 karat gold.
Nominated for her portrayal as Aretha Franklin in National Geographic’s limited series Genius, Cynthia Erivo stunned in a ribbon-tied diamond choker from Roberto Coin.
Could this tweet from InStyle Deputy Editor Laura Norkin be any more true? Aside from her enviable butter-like skin and yellow, floor-length Dior gown, Anya Taylor-Joy’s jewellery game was also a thing of sweet dreams. The Queen Gambit’s star and ambassador for Tiffany’s wore the brands incredible Tiffany & Co. earrings and other fine jewellery for the big night.
Mindy never disappoints us when it comes to diamonds, and for Emmys night, her overall look was a contemporary interpretation of Old Hollywood glam. Her jewels: Spot on from De Beers, which included the Assana necklace filled with 37.47 carats of diamonds, the 7.93 carat Drops of Light Earrings set in Platinum, and a cocktail ring with 6.79 carats of diamonds on its own.
Ashley Nicole Black
Ashley Nicole Black, who is nominated for writing for several series this season, wore vintage diamond drop earrings that feature a large cushion cut sapphire in the center, plus a diamond cuff bracelet.
The Saturday Night Live star is wearing a Tiffany & Co. brooch, a style that’s proving to steal the seasonal spotlight. This particular piece adds the perfect about of sparkle and flair to an otherwise classic ensemble.
The Insecure star looked anything but in her ravishing diamond earrings. Designed by the talented and boundary-pushing Fernando Jorge, these unique earrings resemble disco balls, and we’re officially ready to break into an Emmys after party to see them! She also took her diamond accessories to the next level with her grillz, by Scotty.
Nominated for her role as the heroine in Mare of Easttown, Kate Winslet stunned in Fred Leighton pendant earrings that feature diamonds alongside topaz and black enamel.
The Flight Attendant star stunned in De Beers diamonds, including the 4.21-carat Drops of Light earrings, the 34.61 carat Aria High jewellery bracelet containing the two carats Allegria Large Diamond Eternity Band, and the 1.67-carat Arpeggia Three-Row Ring. All of this adorned her custom Vera Wang bright yellow gown for an A+ Emmys showing.
Nominated for Wandavision, Elizabeth Olsen wore 70 carat diamond chandelier earrings from Chopard, which made a massive statement paired with her off-the-shoulder light cream gown.
Stunning diamond chandelier earrings are having a moment this awards season, and Allison Janney donned a show-stopping pair atop her sweeping white off-the-shoulder neckline.
Slick and undeniably chic, actor and presenter Kerry Washington wore head-turning diamond drop earrings from De Beers, which she paired with a silver corseted gown. The earrings alone consisted of 26.95 carats of diamonds, set in 18 karat white gold, and she also wore a stunning three-line diamond bracelet.
We’ve all fallen in love quickly with Booksmart and American Crime Story star Beanie Feldstein, and now we’re falling hard for her jewellery too. The versatile actress wore a versatile pair of baguette fringe earrings with 4 carats of natural fancy pink diamonds and 2 carats of white diamonds from Briony Raymond, plus Melissa Kaye’s double finger Aria Grace diamond ring.
Beth Behrs wore the subtle but luxe and illuminating Graziela Vine Ear Cuffs, containing .94 carats of diamonds set in 18 karat yellow gold.
—With additional reporting by Shontel Horne