Most Expensive Pieces Worn to Golden Globes

We all watch the red carpet and drool over the exquisite pieces that most of us will never have the opportunity to wear. It is fun however to watch, wish and dream. So, sit back and drift off into dreamland as we countdown some of the most expensive pieces that have ever graced a red carpet.

1) Kelly Osbourne : this year the earrings that she wore were valued at $3 million (the price did not include the optional body guards that they came with)

Kelly Osbourne at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards

2) Amy Adams: her diamond earrings and diamond bracelets are valued at $425,000 and if you choose to you can actually purchase those earrings.

3) Jackie Weaver: donned $3 million worth of diamonds for the occasion
4) Stacy Kiebler’s : rings and bracelets were valued at $600,000
5) Hayden Panettiere: her five piece set was valued at $500,000
6) Jessica Alba: her necklace was valued at $5.8 million

Jessica Alba and her 5.8 million dollar necklace.

7) Sophia Vergara: her 100 carats of diamonds were valued at $8 million.

Sofia Vergara at the Golden Globes 2013

You may be wondering what goes into selecting who wears what pieces and how they are transported to and from an event. The answer is fairly simple. Jewelry designers work in much the same way that a fashion designer works. The designer simply wants to hear their name on the red carpet. In order to achieve that goal, a designer must get their piece into the hands of an actor or actress that is either a nominee or a presenter. Those people will be the most sought after actors and actresses of the evening and will get the most television time. The next part of the evening is about the logistics of transporting the piece from one place to another. Depending on the value of the piece, some designers will require a paid escort the entire time that the nominee or presenter is wearing their piece.

For most of us we only wish and dream about a night like the Globes, but even if we never get our own personal red carpet we can still watch and dream along with the rest of the world. And that means the countdown to the Grammy’s is in full swing…

Chandelier Earrings

Chandelier and drop earrings were all the rage in 2012. As award season kicks into full gear, a who’s who of Hollywood A-listers is embracing the trend.  From geometric shapes studded with precious gem stones to flowing tassels, there are dozens of designs to suit a variety of tastes.

Color Splash

Chandelier earrings were on full display at the 2012 Golden Globes.  Hollywood stars showcased the myriad of ways chandelier earrings can add a pop of color to an outfit. Actress Julianna Margulies dazzled the red carpet with dangling jade earrings that sat perfectly above her shoulders. The earrings provided a striking contrast to her form-fitting, purple gown. Powerhouse star Julianne Moore stood out with emerald, tassel drop earrings, while actress Kathleen Robertson looked absolutely radiant in turquoise, diamond, and platinum chandelier earrings.

Sofia Vergara donned amethyst and ruby chandelier earrings for the 2012 SAG Awards.

Colombian beauty Sofia Vergara, radiated on the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAGs) red carpet in eye-catching, amethyst and ruby chandelier earrings.

Timeless Style

"The Help" star Octavia Spencer wore Victorian-style chandelier earrings at the SAGs.

Antique and classic style chandelier earrings add timeless elegance to any look. Octavia Spencer, star of “The Help,” turned heads at the 2012 SAGs with Victorian-style, leaf-like chandelier earrings. Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman maintained her classic style at the 2012 SAGs with a simple yet stunning pair of ruby and diamond drop earrings.

Diamonds Dazzle at the 2012 Golden Globes

For diamond lovers, the Golden Globes ceremony provides a glimpse into the latest jewelry trendsetters for women everywhere. The 2012 Golden Globes did not disappoint, as a who’s who of Hollywood starlets strolled down the red carpet decked-out in stunning designer jewelry that ranged from modern masterpieces to vintage designs.

Kim Kardashian donned striking ruby and diamond chandelier earrings.

Chandelier earrings were all the rage at the 2012 Golden Globes. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian wore a striking pair of chandelier earrings adorned with white diamonds and rubies. Jessica Alba was a hit in a pair of chandelier earrings that sparkled with a total of 34 white diamonds.

“Modern Family” star Sofia Vegara broke the bank by wearing $5 million worth of designer jewelry. The Columbian bombshell illustrated the beauty of oversized bangles by sporting an opulent cuff adorned with several rows of diamonds.

Kelly Osbourne wore sparkling white diamonds in a pave-set white gold ring.

Kelly Osbourne has stepped out of her father’s shadow to carve out a niche as a fashion template. The co-host of E!’s “Fashion Police” dazzled the paparazzi at the 2012 Golden Globes with an 18K white gold ring. The split shank piece sparkled with a beautiful array of pave white diamonds.

Charlize Theron's vintage diamond-studded headband stood out from the crowd.

Vintage jewelry was a top celebrity choice at the 2012 Golden Globes. From Reese Witherspoon’s diamond-encrusted bracelet to Charlize Theron’s diamond-studded Cartier headband, the vintage pieces on display showed that classic designer jewelry is always in style.

Beyonce, Heidi Klum, Helen Mirren and Christina Hendricks have all dazzled diamond lovers with their jewels at past Golden Globes.

The 2012 award season revs into high gear with the 69th annual Golden Globes. The ceremony is the largest gathering of A-list film, television and music stars, and is a diamond lover’s favorite due to the one-of-a-kind jewelry on display. As we await the 2012 Golden Globes, let’s take a look back at the most memorable jewelry choices from past years.

Grammy award-winning celebrity powerhouse Beyonce turned heads at the 2009 Golden Globes when she sported several understated diamond pieces. Beyonce’s choice of a diamond-studded choker was a jewelry highlight, as the intricate piece provided the perfect complement for her stunning Elie Saab gown.

Supermodel Heidi Klum set the 2007 Golden Globes on fire with a diamond and platinum choker that featured a detachable heart-shaped locket. The necklace boasted a total of 950 diamonds and had a combined carat weight of 213.74.

The 2011 Golden Globes title for most expensive jewelry went to Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren, who wore a 55.08-carat diamond necklace that cost a whopping $1.7 million. Christina Hendricks, star of the hit TV-series “Mad Men,” also turned heads at the 2011 ceremony. Hendricks wore a platinum-set, 124-carat, pear-cut and fancy-shaped diamond bracelet which stole attention from her curvy figure.