By Rachel Garrahan in Los Angeles
The 71st Golden Globes in Los Angeles last night were a treat for jewellery lovers everywhere. The Jewellery Editor reports from the awards venue, the Beverly Hilton, on the best of the red carpet's fine gems.
Double winner - in the style stakes and for the Best Actress in a Drama Golden Globe for her role in 'Blue Jasmine' - Cate Blanchett looked regal in an Armani Privé black lace gown and standout Chopard diamond earrings.
The flawless Australian movie star chose earrings that were not only beautiful but environmentally responsible, coming from the Swiss jewellery house's Green Carpet Collection.
New style star Lupita Nyong'o, nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 'Twelve Years a Slave', was a close second for best look of the night.
Her scarlet Ralph Lauren cape gown was the star of the show here, complimented by Fred Leighton jewels: diamond studs studs, a 4.0ct diamond and yellow gold ring circa 1970 and an 11ct cushion yellow gold and diamond ring dating from the 1950s.
Leighton, the king of vintage red carpet gems, also adorned nominees Kerry Washington, Meryl Streep and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as well as awards show presenter Tina Fey.
Vintage jewellery lent its old Hollywood glamour to Margot Robbie, star of 'Wolf of Wall Street', who was positively glowing in her vintage Van Cleef & Arpels diamond earrings and white Gucci gown.
Winner of Actress in a Supporting Role in 'American Hustle', Jennifer Lawrence almost lost one of her vintage bracelets on the red carpet. While being interviewed, she caught one of her Neil Lane black and white diamond pieces just before it hit the floor. Her diamond, jade, coral and platinum earrings, also by Neil Lane, were an elegant compliment to her gamine crop.
It was also a winning night for gold, from Naomi Watt's gold and diamond necklace from Bulgari's Heritage Collection, circa 1993, and gold Serpenti bracelet, to Emilia Clarke of 'Game of Thrones' fame in Sidney Garber's gold cuffs.
As always, many stars played it safe with diamonds rather than coloured gems, and more studs than chandelier earrings. It was a welcome sight, therefore, to see more daring looks from the likes of Emma Watson and Elisabeth Moss, who won a Golden Globe for her role in BBC's 'Top of the Lake'.
Moss wore modern gold and diamond triangle drop earrings by Jennifer Meyer together with her J. Mendel gown, and Watson took a risk with a look that might be more at home on the runway: an on-trend single pearl Dior earring and edgy Dior dress/trouser combo.
Finally, the award for life imitating art goes to Best Actress for a Comedy or Musical, Amy Adams, who wore a low-cut Valentino gown reminiscent of her 70s outfits in 'American Hustle'.
She accessorised it with a long Lorraine Schwartz gold and 30ct diamond pendant, gold Asscher cut diamond earrings and gold and ruby rings. If only she had had the perm to match.
Julianne Marguilies wore 1973 estate earrings featuring onyx, coral and diamonds, a vintage Ludo bracelet circa 1951 and an Alhambra onyx and diamond ring, all by Van Cleef & Arpels, to the 2014 Golden Globes.
Margot Robbie walked the Golden Globes red carpet in Snowflake earrings featuring diamonds set in platinum by Van Cleef & Arpels. Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 'Twelve Years a Slave', wore vintage Fred Leighton jewels with her scarlet Ralph Lauren cape gown at the 2014 Golden Globes.
Naomi Watts glittered in gold at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, including a one-of-a-kind diamond necklace from Bulgari's Heritage Collection, circa 1993.
Reminiscent of her 70s outfits in 'American Hustle', Amy Adams took home the award for Best Actress for a Comedy or Musical in a Lorraine Schwartz pendant, earrings and ruby rings.
Elisabeth Moss, who won a Golden Globe for her role in BBC's 'Top of the Lake', went for one of the more daring looks of the night: modern gold and diamond triangle drop earrings by Jennifer Meyer.
Golden Globe 2014 award winner Jennifer Lawrence goes for the elegant black and white art deco look in US$2.5 million of platinum Neil Lane jewels. Image: StartraksPhoto.com
A close up of the necklace in gold with diamonds from Bulgari’s Heritage Collection, dating from 1993, worn by Naomi Watts at the Golden Globes 2014. Image: Jeff Vespa/Wire Image
A better look at the pink gold Diva earrings chosen by Michelle Dockery for her Golden Globes red carpet appearance.
Golden Globes 2014 nominee Julia Roberts in emerald-cut diamond ear studs and a diamond cocktail ring, both by Harry Winston.
Golden Globes 2014 presenter Reese Witherspoon in figure-hugging turquoise dress and jewels by Harry Winston: a 10ct emerald-cut diamond ring, three stacked Diamond Line bracelets, and diamond ear studs.
Helen Mirren was the queen of green in vintage emerald and diamond earrings, circa 1964, from the collection of Gina Lollobrigida. Image: Kevork Djansezian/NBC