Taste of Style – Country Ladies Show Off Their Best Bling
A great outfit really don't mean a thang if it ain't got that bling. This week, we're celebrating those stunning little accessories that complete fabulously fierce threads: the jewelry!
Sometimes, a piece of jewelry is beautiful because someone special created it (a la Taylor Swift). Other times, it's beautiful because it's got so much bling, it's blinding (looking at you, Carrie Underwood)! From David Yurman to Charles Albert, we've got the jewels from the best designers that country stars wore to impress us. See these dazzling photo highlights and much more in this edition of Taste of Style.
Jeweler Lorraine Schwartz is well-known by stars across all genres of music. The bracelet that Swift wore while at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards was one of Schwartz's pieces, which caught our eye for a variety of reasons. The champagne-colored bracelet wasn't just also designed in part by a patient at Washington, D.C.'s Children’s National Medical Center. It was created from diamonds and amethysts by a young patient named Jaimin, who loves two things: creating jewelry and listening to Swift. This was a dream come true for him, and he obviously impressed Bergdorf Goodman, as they wanted the line for their store!
“He wanted diamonds to sparkle because Taylor sparkles,” Schwartz tells People of how Jaimin got the idea. We couldn't agree more.
David Yurman's name is synonymous with high-end jewels like the ones Kacey Musgraves donned at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. Despite the fact that her darling mini-dress was already heavily encrusted with big jewels of various colors, she knew she needed a little something extra to take her outfit over the top. She followed her arrow and it led her straight to Yurman's work. On her ears, she sported his high jewelry garnet and rubellite earrings, and on her middle finger, she wore the amethyst and ruby signet ring. We definitely approve of your pairings, Musgraves, and we bet stylist Hayley Atkin does, too!
When visiting Las Vegas, a girl's gotta get her sparkle on. That's just what Danielle Bradbery did while attending the 2014 ACM Awards, which were held at MGM Grand's Garden Arena. Sure, her glamorous dress glittered on the red carpet, but it was the jewelry she chose that kept this young singer smiling through the night. Bradbery's Sarah Richey earrings had us green with envy -- the dual-colored jewels shined next to Bradbery's glimmering dress, with the green bringing out the songstress' gorgeous green eyes. She obviously was obviously fond of the jewelry, tweeting, "Thank you @SR_Jewelry for the amazing Jewelry! I’m so in love with all of the pieces."
Stars always put their best fashion foot forward at the Tony Awards, and Sheryl Crow followed suit when she attended. The songstress -- who appears to have found the fountain of youth -- stunned in a long blue gown, but it was her accessories that reminded us that she is quite the cougar! Crow's Jennifer Fisher jewelry was perfect for the occasion, from the large black diamond hoop earrings on her ears to the matching black diamond chain link bracelet she wore on her dainty wrist. Crow's Cognac diamond cougar ring tied it all together. Meow!
Black and gold are one of our favorite color combinations, and Sara Evans sure knows how to rock the trend with the best of them. Before the 2014 CMT Awards, Evans was spotted in an off-the-shoulder little black dress, which she paired with gorgeously gold cuffs -- all eyes were on her wrists! Evans' Charles Albert cuffs were the biggest attention grabber of her entire outfit. The Alchemia Quartz piece is a woven material with just a faint sparkle. The singer stayed with Charles Albert's designs and wore the designer's Twin Pyramid earrings, also in gold. The statement pieces made Evans a red carpet gold goddess!
This Week's Fashion Diva: Carrie Underwood!
While $31 million dollars may be out of our price range (OK, we can't even see our 'price range' from where), it's still nice to dream. And dream we did when we saw Carrie Underwood's 381-carat necklace. We almost need shades to look at the beautiful jewelry that proves diamonds really are a girl's best friend!
According to Hollywood Life, the highly envied jewelry is by Johnathon Arndt and was adorned with "oval, pear, marquise, and round brilliant white diamonds." Although Underwood's beauty needs exactly zero assistance, this necklace could make a paper bag look glamourous. The 'Good Girl' singer was a little worried about wearing such a pricey piece, of course. “It’s 381 carats of gorgeousness," Underwood said at the time. "I’m afraid someone is going to tackle me and steal it.”
Thankfully, she got away unscathed.
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