As tension mounts in LA ahead of the Golden Globes 2014 we look back on our favourite red carpet jewels from last year

Our red carpet correspondent in LA for the awards season, Rachel Garrahan, looks back at some of her favourite jewels from last year's Golden Globes.

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By Rachel Garrahan in Los Angeles

Excitement is building in Hollywood this week as film and TV stars - and their stylists - dash about town hunting out the best looks for this year's first major awards ceremony, the Golden Globes.

Tension builds here too at The Jewellery Editor as we wait to see what magnificent jewels will be donned on the red carpet this Sunday. While the countdown continues, we take a look at some of our favourite looks from last year's ceremony.

While the Globes is known for its more relaxed (read, wine available) atmosphere than some of the other ceremonies during awards season, serious fashion is still to be found on the red carpet.

Jessica Alba was movie star perfection last year, from her perfect waves to her Oscar de la Renta gown, but jewellery was the star of her ensemble. Alba wore a magnificent Mrs Winston by Harry Winston diamond necklace worth nearly $6 million.

Jessica Chastain, last year's winner of Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama ('Zero Dark Thirty'), also wore Harry Winston diamonds - $3m worth - to complement her ice-blue Calvin Klein gown, a striking combination against her red hair and luminous complexion.

Yellow gold earrings, bracelet and ring - all by Bulgari - set off the dramatic Alexandre Vauthier gold and white gown worn by Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery, who was nominated in 2013 for Best Actress in a TV Drama. The earrings were set with an impressive 10.44ct of emeralds, a trend we expect to continue on the red carpet this year.

Amy Adams, nominated for a Golden Globe for the second consecutive year - this time as Best Actress for her performance in 'American Hustle' - last year wore a 1920s inspired hairstyle that accentuated her delicate Tiffany Lucida diamond earrings. Her Tiffany bracelets were the perfect complement to her blush-pink Marchesa gown.

The ever elegant Julianne Moore brought a hint of colour to her monochrome Tom Ford dress with statement earrings by Bulgari in yellow gold, set with seven oval cut diamonds (7.98ct), pear-shaped diamonds (12.56ct) and pave diamonds.

Anne Hathaway, meanwhile, stuck to a less-is-more, all-white palette in a Chanel Couture column dress and Chanel Fine Jewellery. English beauty, Rachel Weisz, also kept to white jewels, although there was no denying the drama of her Bulgari Serpenti bracelet in white gold, with more than 50ct of diamonds.

Finally, red carpet darling Jennifer Lawrence, 2013's winner of Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy for 'Silver Linings Playbook', stunned in her red Dior Haute Couture gown paired with elegant round-cut diamond drop earrings, a rose-cut white diamond cocktail ring set, and a pink diamond cocktail ring set, all from Chopard. It will be interesting to see what Lawrence, the face of Miss Dior and currently nominated for her supporting role in 'American Hustle', will wow the media with this Sunday.

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