The stars might have been watching the 78th Golden Globe Awards from their homes or hotel rooms this year, but that certainly did not mean they were dressed down in any way. (Unless they were Jason Sudeikis, who accepted his first Golden Globe trophy in a cosy tie-dye sweatshirt.)

Indeed, most attendees got into the spirit of things by putting on their fanciest outfits and jewels for the first major awards show of the year. Who better to inspire fresh ways to style your jewellery at your next big bash — whether physical or via Zoom — than four Cartier-wearing Golden Globe nominees (including one winner) who also happen to have some seriously winning style?

1) Quirky charm: Emma Corrin

In real and reel life, Princess Diana (as played by Emma Corrin in Netflix series The Crown) chose a blue sapphire ring as her engagement ring. However, it was emeralds that Corrin was wearing when the British actress accepted her first Golden Globe award for best actress in a TV series (drama) for her breakout role as the people’s princess. Cartier high-jewellery platinum earrings and a ring, all set with emeralds and diamonds, were a classic foil to her glamorously quirky custom Miu Miu dress with exaggerated ruffles inspired by Pierrot clowns.

2) Retro bombshell: Lily Collins

Nominated for best actress in a TV series (comedy or musical),  Lily Collins channelled Old Hollywood in a one-shoulder Saint Laurent gown that looked a lot more grown-up than the divisively loud outfits she sports in the series Emily in Paris. The golden tinge of her paisley dress was perfectly matched with Cartier high-jewellery yellow gold earrings with brown diamonds, orange diamonds and diamonds; a Cartier high-jewellery bracelet with coral, onyx and diamonds; and a Cartier [Sur]naturel ring in rose gold with grey mother-of-pearl, coral and diamonds.

3) Relaxed glamour: Carey Mulligan

How big a deal was it for Carey Mulligan to be nominated for best actress in a motion picture (drama) for her role in the comedy-thriller Promising Young Woman? Enough for her to break out the high heels for the first time in 18 months, which she wore with an off-shoulder, pale pink custom Prada gown. Wearing her shoulder-length hair in loose waves, the multi award-winning actress kept her ensemble looking charmingly relaxed, with a dash of glitz added by statement diamond earrings and rings.

4) Simple sophistication: Vanessa Kirby

While many viewers might know her best as a young, snarky Princess Margaret in The Crown, Vanessa Kirby was nominated for best actress in a motion picture (drama) for the film Pieces of a Woman, in which she plays a young mother whose home birth ends in tragedy. For her Golden Globes appearance, Kirby chose a sleek Gucci dress, which might have been just another halter-neck black gown if not for its va-va-voom cut-out at the front. She paired it with jewellery with similarly strong lines and hues: High-jewellery platinum earrings with red diamonds and diamonds; a high-jewellery platinum ring with ruby and diamonds; and a Reflection de Cartier white gold ring with diamonds.

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