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It always takes me a bit after these award shows to post. I like to provide a little something extra, rather than just the usual lineup of photos, and that can take a bit of time.  I’ve compiled the usual sets of photos, but decided to add, wherever possible, a link to where you can buy the actual piece of vintage jewelry that a particular star wore. I thought that might be tons of fun!

In doing my search, I noticed that vintage dresses were not really ‘in’ this year, so I’m going to give some major ‘props’ to Selena Gomez for wearing this really cool ’70s era red jumpsuit to an Emmy pre-party. The color is wonderful on her and it makes her legs look sky high.

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Katherine Heigl also wore vintage, and this pale beige-gold Parisian silk John Hayles dress was panned on some sites. Me? I like it on her, even though the collar is a bit matronly:


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To make up for the lack of vintage fashion, vintage jewelry seemed to be all the rage, especially yellow gold, which seems to be quite in-vogue for fall.  One of my favorite Fred Leighton pieces, a circa 1940s 18K yellow gold bracelet in a honeycomb pattern, accented with diamonds, was worn by actress Uzo Aduba, of Orange is the New Black fame. The Leighton ring is spectacular as well: it’s a 1940s 18K yellow gold bombe diamond cocktail confection.  View the gallery below and click for larger views of each image:


Also rocking the yellow gold trend was Christina Hendricks, that bombshell redhead with attitude!  She made a bold choice of dress, in a red one-shouldered number with gold lace accents.  She wore a bucketload of bracelets, including a fantastic Victorian yellow gold bangle set with pearls and garnets. I’ve created a little gallery of photos so you can not only see this bracelet, but can see close-ups of others she wore. Click to enlarge a photo:


Natalie Dormer, the British actress who starred as Anne Boleyn in the Showtime Series The Tudors,  chose some stunning yellow gold vintage pieces to wear with her bold orange and black gown. On display were Victorian-era  gold and onyx earrings, Victorian black enamel gold bracelets, and a Victorian onyx/gold bangle, a Victorian gold carved onyx Pharaoh ring, and a Victorian diamond ring, Love the black nail polish! Click to enlarge a photo:


Platinum also made quite a showing on the red carpet this year.  Christine Baranski chose some classic Art Deco pieces to accent her navy blue gown. She layered circa 1930s platinum, diamond and sapphire Fred Leighton line bracelets and accented them with a beautiful 1930s platinum, diamond and sapphire ring.


Always classy and beautiful, Minnie Driver also rocked platinum and diamonds. She wore circa 1950s platinum and diamond spray earrings,  circa 1920s diamond and onyx platinum bracelets together with an Art Deco platinum and diamond bracelet, and capped it all with a lovely art deco platinum and diamond ring. Love the neckline of her dress! Click to enlarge a photo:


 Jessica Pare, best-known as her role as Don Draper’s wife on Mad Men, wore a stunning circa 1950s diamond and platinum necklace, which looked gorgeous with her black dress:

Jessica Pare

I can’t say enough good things about Laverne Cox’s look! From the dress to the jewelry to the shoes to the purse – wow is she put-together! The use of the vintage pins, which she had sewn into the dress, is a touch of genius! She is wearing Fred Leighton pieces: platinum and diamond circa 1940s swirl earrings, those gorgeous Art Deco platinum and diamond fan pins, and two bracelets – an Art Deco platinum bracelet with diamonds and sapphires and an Art Deco platinum and diamond bracelet. Click to enlarge a photo to see these beauties close-up!


Hayden Panettiere is one of my favorite actresses and her show, Nashville, is a must-watch in my book. Hayden steals the red carpet in a silvery beaded dress that perfectly enhances her pregnant frame.  Proving less is more, she adds a simple pair of platinum drop old mine-cut diamond earrings, a Victorian-era 18K yellow gold ring with pearls and diamonds as well as a 19th century diamond cluster ring. 



I‘d be remiss if I didn’t mention a man, especially a man who has the class to wear vintage Cartier. Here is Bryan Cranston, in a vintage Cartier tank watch. Good choice Mr. Cranston, good choice. Click to enlarge a photo:



Now for the fun part – Beladora Jewelry shared their beautiful vintage jewelry with (at least) three actresses for this year’s Emmy awards. Below I’ll share the photos and give you the links so you can purchase any of these pieces yourself! Who wouldn’t want to own jewelry with such provenance?!  

Let’s start with Natasha Lyonne, of Orange is the New Black. This fiery redhead went with some circa 1980s yellow gold coral and onyx bangles and  yellow gold onyx ring:


To learn more about and/or to purchase Natasha’s jewelry, click the link below:

Natasha Lyonne at the Primetime Emmy AwardsNatasha Lyonne, star of Orange is the New Black, traded in her orange for a custom-made navy lace gown by Opening Ceremony. The ladylike style was perfectly offset by bold gold, diamond and black onyx jewels from Beladora.

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Carrie Brownstein of Portlandia wore a 1965 era mid-century 18K yellow gold bracelet and an 18K Cartier Diamond ring. Both are simple and pretty. Click to enlarge a photo:



Click the link to buy Carrie’s jewels:

Carrie Brownstein Emmys |Carrie Brownstein JewelryPortlandia star and pop culture favorite Carrie Brownstein embodied elegance at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Wearing a chic asymmetrical dress by Halston Heritage, Carrie paired her subtle style with sleek gold and diamond jewelry from Beladora. (Getty Images/Gabriel Olsen)

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I saved Kelly Osbourne for last, because she’s the only one I know who can be so funky, yet have such wonderful style! From the purple hair to her black and white lacy dress to her wonderful choices of retro and mid-century jewelry, this girl has limitless appeal.  She mixed it up on the red carpet, wearing both multi-gemstone 18K yellow gold earrings and 18K retro earrings, a circa 1940s 14K gold bracelet, a lovely 18K diamond and platinum diamond ring,  a 14K retro citrine and spinel ring, a Edwardian 18K spinel and diamond ring, a retro rose and yellow gold bracelet, a retro ruby and diamond bracelet, a retro citrine and topaz ring, and a gorgeous 14K moonstone bracelet I just might snap up myself.  Here are Kelly’s photos in gallery form: 



A link where you can see these beautiful pieces in intimate detail – and purchase them as well!


Kelly Osbourne Primetime Emmys | Kelly Osbourne JewelryA vision in violet and vintage jewels, E! host and rock and roll royalty Kelly Osbourne took red carpet ready to the next level in a lovely, lacy gown by Honor and a variety of Antique, Retro and Mid-Century jewels.

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Hope you enjoyed my little tour of the 66th Annual Emmy Awards Red Carpet. So many beautiful, beautiful sparklers – I want them all! Don’t you?

Happy hunting!



AKA: VintageChick

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