Stars wear the best bling ever during awards season and every year, it seems their red carpet jewels just keep getting bigger and brighter. In honor of the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Feb. 28, 2021, Wonderwall.com rounded up the show's all-time greatest jewelry moments, starting with Sofia Vergara, who let her turquoise statement necklace do all the talking at the 2014 Globes. The "Modern Family" actress displayed a vibrant floral Lorraine Schwartz bib accented with diamond petals all set against the canvas of her black Zac Posen gown. Keep reading to see more of the best Golden Globes bling to date…
RELATED: 2001 Golden Globes fashion flashback
In 2016, "Booksmart" director Olivia Wilde put a vintage 1980s Bulgari Heritage Sautoi choker on display to complement her ruby sequined Michael Kors halter-style gown. The unique gold piece was made from asymmetrical oval-shaped carnelian intaglio gemstones surrounded by diamonds.
Olivia Wilde took her jewelry game up another notch with a stunning 36.97-carat rubellite Bulgari sparkler at the 2016 Golden Globes. The ginormous cushion-cut rock was set in pink gold and outlined in a row of pavé diamonds.
RELATED: 2011 Golden Globes fashion flashback
Lady Gaga looked like a real-life Cinderella dripping in 100 carats' worth of Tiffany & Co. diamonds at the 2019 Golden Globes. The "A Star is Born" actress paired her periwinkle Valentino haute couture gown with a custom-made Aurora necklace featuring over 300 smaller diamonds and a 20-carat pear-shaped stone at the center. Taking into account her $115,000 platinum cluster earrings and trio of diamond bracelets, Lady Gaga's awards-show bling was estimated to cost a cool $5 million.
At the 2020 Golden Globes, Priyanka Chopra wore all things Bulgari! The actress, who opted for a pink off-the-shoulder gown by Cristina Ottaviano, accessorized with a sparkly necklace comprised of 56 carats of diamonds plus a pair of matching earrings and a ring. The value of the necklace? A casual $1 million!
Don't be fooled by the rocks that she's got — she's still Jenny from the block — just with 200 carats' worth of diamonds! For the 2016 Golden Globes, Jennifer Lopez paired her yellow Giambattista Valli gown with a cascading rope necklace, wreath choker and canary diamond drop earrings by Harry Winston. Check out her sparkling arm candy next…
Jennifer Lopez was totally iced out with the addition of a 60-carat Harry Winston bracelet and yellow diamond ring to match her earrings.
Diamonds shouldn't have to be limited to earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings. Take the iced-out vintage Cartier headband Charlize Theron wore at the 2012 Golden Globes, for example. The unique accessory — paired with diamond studs, a massive pear-shaped rock and sparkling vintage brooch — made her look nothing short of a princess in a blush Dior gown.
We can't even imagine what $5.8 million worth of diamonds feels like, but Jessica Alba sure can. The actress wore a Harry Winston bib necklace estimated to cost exactly that much to the 2013 Golden Globes. She added platinum stud earrings and a pear-shaped cluster ring by the designer to complete her peachy Oscar de la Renta look.
While Gwyneth Paltrow's sheer Fendi gown might have caused a ton of buzz at the 2020 Globes, we were more focused on her stunning accessories — all by Bulgari. Gwyneth paired earrings and two diamond rings with two of the brand's High Jewelry Fiorever necklaces. The total weight of her bling that night? We're talking 100 carats of diamonds.
Emily Blunt shut down the red carpet at the 2015 Golden Globes in a white Michael Kors gown and $2 million worth of Lorraine Schwartz jewels. The "A Quiet Place" star donned turquoise floral drop earrings made from exquisite Paraiba tourmalines and diamonds. Keep reading for a closer look at her coordinating bracelet.
Emily Blunt wore a matching Lorraine Schwartz bracelet with a whopping 16 carats of Paraiba tourmalines along with a platinum and diamond pinky ring.
Reese Witherspoon dug into the Tiffany & Co. archives for her vintage jewelry look at the 2017 Golden Globes. The " Big Little Lies" star wore a canary-diamond floral choker and dainty gold studs with her pale yellow Atelier Versace gown.
Leave it to superstar Beyonce to outshine everyone else with 200 carats' worth of diamonds at the 2009 Golden Globes. The singer dazzled in a Lorraine Schwartz loop-design bib necklace and matching emerald-cut earrings.
Julia Roberts chose a classic little black YSL wrap dress for the 2010 Golden Globes, but her look was far from basic thanks to the addition of a vintage Van Cleef & Arpels statement piece. The "Notting Hill" star's long necklace took center stage with an array of precious citrine stones and diamonds set in 18-karat gold.
If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that Jennifer Lopez knows how to accessorize for a red carpet! In 2020, the "Hustlers" actress — who was nominated for best supporting actress for her work in the film that night — wore an intricate necklace by Harry Winston that totaled 76.36 carats and consisted of 56 diamonds and 21 emeralds. She didn't stop there — J.Lo also wore 60 carats of diamonds and emeralds in a bracelet, a ring and a pair of earrings!
Jennifer Lawrence's sparkling diamond collar at the 2016 Golden Globes literally took our breath away. The "Joy" actress donned a 156.77-carat Chopard choker set in 18-karat white gold, along with a ruby and diamond ring to complement her red Dior haute couture gown.
Not only did Jennifer Aniston wear a custom Dior gown to the 2020 Golden Globes — she had the lavish jewels to match! That night, the star of "The Morning Show" — who earned a nomination for best actress in a TV drama series for her performance that year — stunned in a vintage 1950s Cartier necklace courtesy of Fred Leighton. She also wore 10-carat diamond earrings, a 1920s marquise diamond ring and a Cartier Art Deco ring.
Naomi Watts picked the perfect strapless Gucci number to properly show off her exotic bling at the 2015 Golden Globes. The actress chose the Bulgari Serpenti necklace dripping in diamonds to wrap around her décolletage like a snake.
We're not quite sure how Kate Beckinsale managed to stay upright with such massive gold and emerald drop earrings on at the 2006 Golden Globes, but the heavy gemstones sure made a lasting impression. Check out the ornate matching cuff she wore with her white lace Christian Dior frock, next.
As if Kate Beckinsale's earrings weren't big enough, she also slipped on a chunky cuff made to look as if two diamond-encrusted bangles were fused together by emerald stones.
Cynthia Erivo had a big night at the 2020 Golden Globes — she earned nominations for best original song and best actress in a drama for her work in "Harriet." The actress-singer, who hit the red carpet in a gorgeous tuxedo gown by Thom Browne, wore a captivating Bulgari necklace crafted from 56.65 carats sapphires and diamonds and featured a 40-carat pear-shaped cabochon sapphire pendant in the center. She finished the luxurious look with three Bulgari rings. As for the total value of her accessories that night? A cool $3 million.
What's super-sparkly, green and worth $7 million? Blake Lively's Lorraine Schwartz jewels at the 2017 Golden Globes! The "Gossip Girl" star paired her black-and-gold Atelier Versace gown with matching 300-carat emerald cuffs and 30-carat diamond stud earrings. That makes for a total of 330 carats' worth of memorable bling.
Drew Barrymore's style has always been a bit outside of the box, so it wasn't a surprise when she chose an eclectic pearl jewelry look for the 2009 Golden Globes. The "Santa Clarita Diet" star went all Old Hollywood with her bombshell blonde hair and baby blue Dior gown but kept true to her funky self with iridescent baubles by Lorraine Schwartz: chandelier earrings, a coordinating chunky layered bracelet and an oversized ring.
Julianne Moore proved that diamonds aren't everything when she arrived at the 2010 Golden Globes in a pair of brilliant gemstone earrings. The "Gloria Bell" actress paired her black off-the-shoulder Balenciaga dress with show-stopping Bulgari danglers made from huge pear-shaped emeralds as well as 18-karat yellow and white gold.
Christina Applegate basically wore a bouquet of diamonds around her neck at the 2009 Golden Globes, and we're here for it! The "Dead to Me" star dazzled in a pale yellow Roberto Cavalli gown with a 50-carat floral Lorraine Schwartz necklace and coordinating yellow diamond drop earrings.
Eva Mendes hand-picked her jewelry for the 2009 Golden Globes from Van Cleef & Arpels' private collection, so you know it was extra special. The "Hitch" actress strutted her exclusive bling — a diamond collar necklace made from 132 precious turquoise stones and cluster earrings — with a crisp white Dior gown.
The black strapless YSL gown that Zoe Kravitz wore to the 2018 Golden Globes was the perfect backdrop for her magnificent Lorraine Schwartz gemstones. The "Big Little Lies" star donned rectangular drop earrings made from 105 carats' worth of Colombian emeralds outlined in exotic black jade. Keep reading for a peek at her vibrant matching ring…
Have you ever seen such a dazzling emerald rock? A whopping 105 carats apparently wasn't enough for Zoe Kravitz, who added an extra 25-carat gemstone ring by Lorraine Schwartz to her awards-season ensemble.
The uniquely asymmetrical design of Emmy Rossum's bling at the 2016 Golden Globes is what really set her look apart from the rest. The "Shameless" star dazzled in a fiery red Armani Prive gown that set the stage for her diamond Van Cleef & Arpels sparkler of a necklace with simple studs to match.
You'd think all eyes would be on Saoirse Ronan's sheer tulle Gucci gown — custom made with antique platinum beads — at the 2019 Golden Globes. But her striking Chopard earrings had heads turning! Their pear-shaped chandelier pieces were made from 34.88 carats' worth of emeralds and 21.43 carats of cushion-cut diamonds.
Heidi Klum made a $1 million statement with her bold Lorraine Schwartz baubles at the 2012 Golden Globes. Yup, that's how much her turquoise bib necklace — which also included 300 carats of diamonds — was worth! And that's not even including the massive matching turquoise ring she also wore with her peach Calvin Klein frock.
Sarah Hyland paired her taupe lace Max Azria Atelier gown with the most mesmerizing sunburst-inspired necklace at the 2011 Golden Globes. The "Modern Family" actress's one-of-a-kind statement piece by Mikimoto featured a whopping 50 carats of diamonds and large precious pearls.
Sandra Bullock's gold-and-turquoise jewelry combo stood out at the 2009 Golden Globes. The actress took advantage of her neutral cream-colored Dior dress and accessorized with vibrant Amrapali drop earrings. Just wait until you see how she jazzed up her wrists were too…
Sandra Bullock played off the bright colors in her earrings and picked gold, turquoise and garnet pieces by Bochic for her arms. She wore two wrap-around snake bracelets along with a bold statement ring.