Only a little over a month ago, I was live tweeting with some other jewelry editors, writers, designers and bloggers about the 2015 Prime Time Emmy Arrivals. Although we did agree on a couple of trends, we were also surprised (possible shocked) at the amount of bare necks when the actually gown– strapless, plunging necklines, deep v’s spaghetti straps and off the shoulder–called for a little some encircling the throat or dipping down to the decollatage.
This past weekend, while at two antique jewelry shows in New York City: Leuer at the Javits Center and The International Show: Art and Antiques at the Park Avenue Armory, I couldn’t help but think (I was once a fashion magazine stylist and wardrobe stylist for TV-)-there are enough show stopping antique and period necklaces to have en-circled almost all of the style setting actresses who stuck out their bare necks out on the Red Carpet. But while that ship or show has now passed… it was refreshing to see the amount of magnificent statement necklaces and pendants–so many of them from my favorite time period Georgian–stating what the past was all about- regal workmanship, artful detailing and a way of working color that was refined, feminine and yet singular–creating pieces that stand out yet never detract from the person wearing them.
Maybe the Golden Globe and Oscar stylists will take their cue from these breathtaking all around necklaces and larger pendants, some in all diamonds and the others in beautiful garnets, topaz, agates, amethysts and a host of alternative precious stones
Here are a few of my favorites from both shows: