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Style Reigns Supreme at the 2021 CMA Awards

The best part about the Country Music Association Awards is that the timing is perfect. The next award show season picks up in January and we just finished the last of this year’s awards back in September with the VMA’s and the Emmy’s. At the start of the winter months, we are dying for some red carpet fashion coverage and the 2021 CMA Awards are here to save the day.

This year’s pinnacle of country music took place in the promised land for the musical genre — Nashville, Tennessee — and was hosted by the first solo host in 18 years, American Idol judge and CMA Award-winning artist Luke Bryan. While the award show itself was exciting and the performances were heart-wrenchingly wonderful, we all know why we are really here… the fashionable jewelry!

As usual, I was joined by members of Stuller’s talented and stylish fine jewelry team to help me pick the top looks from the red carpet. Not only are we picking our favorite icons of the night, but we are also pairing them with the best accessories inspired by the stars. Join Stuller’s Kristen Ber, Taylor Beadle, and myself as we share which styles we believed shined the brightest at the 2021 CMA Awards.

Caroline Bryan: Hearts are On Fire

CMA Awards host Luke Bryan absolutely killed it as a host and all of his looks for the evening were top notch. But let’s talk about the real hero in the Bryan family this evening — his wife, Caroline Bryan. We were absolutely in love with her heart-themed gown from the red carpet and felt she stole the show. After seeing her, we were the physical representation of the heart-eyes emoji 😍.

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With a style that stands out as much as that dress did, we just have to pair it with some heart-themed pieces of our own. From a subtle heart chain to a pair of lip studs that will make you blow a kiss, Caroline Bryan had us simply inspired.

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Jimmie Allen: Pretty in Pink

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Have you heard of this year’s New Artist of the Year winner Jimmie Allen? Well you will now! Jimmie Allen came to the red carpet to be noticed and we sure did. Showing off in a matching pink vest, pants, and hat, his shirt also featured pink rose statements. There was no way this look wouldn’t be a favorite. Congratulations on the win, Jimmie!

With such a bold look, we had to search for the perfect pop of color. We chose a couple of pieces showcasing Pink Sapphire and Rhodalite Garnet that would accent any bold statement.

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Kelsea Ballerini: Classic and Clean

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Jimmie Allen is not the only winner we spotted on the red carpet last night. Kelsea Ballerini walked away with not one, but TWO CMA Awards — Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year. We want to add just one more award for this star-studded winner: Best Dressed! We fell in love with her simple and classic, yet trendy all-white ensemble. Another congratulatory shout out to this beautiful CMA Award recipient!

This clean and white look was a no-brainer when we were thinking of pieces that would best complement her style. The new white enameled pieces recently added to 302® Fine Jewelry would look perfect with her outfit and keep her accessories fresh.

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Katy Perry: Elegance With Pearls

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Surprise! Were you expecting to see Katy Perry at a country music award show? Neither were we… but we are NOT mad about it at all. The award-winning pop sensation wore a brown leather dress that helped make the long pearl necklace she donned the star of her look. This is a perfect example of the modern take on classic pearls and we were obsessed.

If you have been following us this year, you know that we will take every opportunity to feature pearls. These timeless classics are breaking through the younger generations in new and exciting ways. We picked a few pieces that Katy’s red carpet style inspired combined with yellow gold and even a few diamonds.

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Maddie and Tae: Green With Envy

 
 
 
 
 
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Closing out our favorite picks from the 2021 CMA Awards red carpet is Maddie and Tae. Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye, also known as Maddie and Tae, were the perfect duo in green ensembles. While the pair did not win Vocal Duo of the Year, we are happy to award them with a top red carpet look.

For this matching pair, we felt they deserved a matching look. Combine our Peridot bezel-set beaded necklace and matching earrings for a style fit to walk amongst the stars.

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Well that’s a wrap on award show events from 2021! We are happy to see the return of the red carpet this year and noticed that the stars have fully embraced their best fashion this year. Our team is excited for what’s in store next year and you can be sure you’ll be the first to find out.




Star-studded Fashion at the 2021 OSCARS

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As the crown jewel of this year’s adjusted award season, last night’s Academy Awards held up to the pandemic-era standard. Although the red carpet and attendee list was reduced for this year’s event, those who were in attendance made their presence count. If you’re looking to know exactly what the latest and greatest in fashion is, just look at this year’s star-studded celebrities attending the Oscars.

This year, Shelby and Taylor from Stuller’s fine jewelry team are giving their expert opinions on what styles topped of their lists. Follow along for all the fashion inspo you’ve been waiting for.

Shelby’s Take: Diamonds Shined Bright

Even though expectations might have been lowered for another socially distanced award show, Shelby was pleasantly surprised at the elegance that took the stage.

“Although this year’s show may have been scaled down in attendance, diamond fashion was definitely scaled all the way up,” she said. “Whether it’s Zendaya’s canary diamond suite or Isla Fisher’s stacked line necklaces, carat weight seemed to outweigh the 8.5 pound gold keepsakes across the board.”

Enjoy Shelby’s top trends from the evening.

Canary Diamonds

Spring is in the air and that means everyone is looking for the perfect splash of color. Zendaya and Andra Day were seen making their own splash on the red carpet last night sporting beautiful pieces set with sunshine-inspired stones.

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Canary yellow diamonds (DIAMOND-GEN:298100:G) are the perfect complement to any piece, such as earrings and rings. Try setting a square engagement ring mounting (122394:1581:P) or stunning teardrop earrings (84396:116:P) with diamonds that give you a spark of colorful inspiration.

Line Necklaces

Continuing on with the love of diamonds, Shelby noticed that diamond line necklaces were the real ultimate accessory of the evening. Vanessa Kirby, Isla Fisher, and Tiara Thomas were all seen sporting eye-catching diamond line necklaces. Simple in design, but truly stunning in effect. Another great fact about this trend is that is not isolated to just women. Daniel Kaluuya from “Judas and the Black Messiah” also grabbed Shelby’s attention with his own stunning line necklace. Everyone loves a versatile piece!

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The beauty and elegance of this accessory cannot be emphasized enough. For a classic appeal, choose a white gold line necklace set with natural diamonds (68226:101:P). For a more progressive style, enjoy a stunning graduated line necklace set with lab-grown diamonds (653717:LG101:P).

Ear Climbers

Who doesn’t love a good stackable trend? Shelby certainly does and noticed that Regina King glowed with diamond ear climbers as she made her directing debut this season. Producer of the feature documentary “Collective” Bianca Oana also looked beautiful with floral-inspired ear climbers. Floral-inspired accessories in fashion are standing out and are more than just a seasonal favorite.

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Finding floral-inspired climbers to add to an ear stack collection is an absolute necessity. Shelby’s top recommendations include two gorgeous earring climbers (86946:600:P and 81221:60000:P).

Taylor’s Take: The Award Goes to Layers

In Taylor’s opinion, the real Academy Award winner is a solid layered combination, particularly on the fingers and wrists.

“Celebrities were layering on the jewelry after their year-long break from the red carpet,” she said. “Chunky rings were having a moment on both men and women! Lots of stacks happening on the fingers and wrists. Why wear one ring when you can wear five?”

Honestly, we couldn’t agree more. Check out Taylor’s favorite looks from the evening.

Chunky Rings

Ring stacks are a prominent look among men and women with last night being no exception. Colman Domingo and Trish Summerville were perfect examples of having stunning ring stacks made with beautifully chunky rings.

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Finding ring statements for both daily wear or formal occasions are all about expressing personal style. Choose from Stuller’s selection of dome rings that truly go with anything (124572, 72173, 52257, and 5206).

Chains

Rings weren’t the only chunky accessories that saw some love last night. Taylor had a keen eye and noticed some chain pieces capturing attention. Lakeith Stanfield featured chain both on his neck and wrist. He took a bold look to another level and really made us love this modern trend even more.

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It’s no secret that we love the chain trend, so we are happy to take any opportunity to feature a favorite piece. Stanfield’s look reminded Taylor of a stunning accented curb bracelet (BRC822:601:P) in our collection that would look perfect for someone seeking to stand out.

Colored Accents

Taylor agreed with Shelby that it was clear that a splash of color was a clear favorite last night. Angela Basset joined Zendaya and Andra Day in the world of color with jaw-droppingly gorgeous earrings that went perfectly with her vibrant red ensemble.

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Colorful gemstones deserve their chance to grab attention as well! Pairing gemstones and diamonds together make a match made in heaven, as seen with these lab-grown ruby and diamond accented dangle earrings (86989:6020:P).

Award Show Beauty

Shout out to Shelby and Taylor for giving us their hot takes on this year’s fashion seen at the Oscars. As expected, the Academy Awards did not disappoint in the realm of fashion last night. Judging from Shelby and Taylor’s picks, styles that are bold and make a statement are where you should take inspiration. We can’t wait to see where these looks go throughout the year!




2021 GRAMMY Awards Roundup: Jewelry Trends

Last night, our television screens were graced with uber-talented celebs. However, in true Hannah Blaine fashion, I was less concerned with the talent and more concerned with that bling! I’ve got a great jewelry trend round-up for you today, with one main overarching theme: diamond fashion.

The fashion was hot, the jewelry was hotter, and my favorite superstar of all time not only rocked his outfit, he also gave a killer performance AND won his first GRAMMY Award! Read below to find out who I’m talking about.

Let’s take a deep-dive into GRAMMY jewelry trends –

Diamond Love

Here, you’ll see we have some Hollywood elites sporting some flashy diamond staples. Rapper DaBaby and singer Noah Cyrus flaunted diamond necklaces in addition to some other neck candy, like personalized jewelry and symbolic pieces.

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Check out these inspired pieces that are sure to be kept close to the heart.

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Hip/hop and pop mavens Lizzo and Megan Thee Stallion were stacked head-to-toe in diamond styles, like diamond drop earrings and stackable rings!

Sparkle and shine like these stunning celebs with lab-grown diamond favorites.

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We also saw a few other familiar trends that we have been LOVING here at Stuller! Let’s take a look at some other GRAMMY Awards jewelry trends.

Chain Crush

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Chloe Bailey was spotted with the most perfect chain earrings to accentuate her neckline without having to wear a necklace. We all know chain-inspired jewelry has been hot, so get the Chloe Bailey look with some Stuller pieces, like flat link or rope chain earrings!

Embrace the Chain Crush with a couple of stunning earrings from 302® Fine Jewelry.

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Ear Party

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Here we have one of the most prominent new faces to music, Pheobe Bridges, serving some gothic fashionista vibes. To round out her look, she stacked dangles and huggies together for a perfectly posh ear stack.

Add to your ear stack collection with these beauties.

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Pinkies Out

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If you’ve read any of my awards show blogs before, you know I am a huge fan of Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes. Not only does her music make me happy, but her consistent simple jewelry style resonates with my personal style. Ugh, queen.

Here, my girl Britt is seen wearing not one but two pinky rings. That’s a trend I can get behind, considering one of my favorite new pieces from Stuller lately is this Cherub pinky ring.

Honorable Mention

This is it… the moment I’ve been waiting my whole career for. My honorable mention for this year’s GRAMMY Awards Show goes to my favorite person, the love of my life, the person I look up to the most… HARRY STYLES!

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Harry has forever been one of my favorite examples of androgynous jewelry-wearers. He is a modern male pioneer of jewelry for men, and let me just say, I am here for it. Last night, Harry chose a more laid-back approach, with his signature rings and cross necklace. I wish he would’ve worn the pearls that he sports oh-so-well, but I don’t question any of the choices he makes. He can do no wrong in my eyes.

Be like Harry and celebrate your faith with symbols that tell the story of who you are.

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What were some of your favorite looks from last night’s show? Let me know in the comments below!


Want to see more style inspiration from your favorite celebrities? Check out our recent award show coverage.

Golden Looks Featured at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards

5 Looks to Love from the 2020 CMA Awards

2020 GRAMMY Awards Roundup: Jewelry Trends

Our Top 5 Looks from the 2020 Emmys




5 Looks to Love From the 2020 CMA Awards

Last night’s Country Music Association Awards was truly one for the books and proved to be a star-studded close of the 2020 award season. Held in Nashville’s Music City Center, this year’s CMA’s stood out against other award shows this year because it is the only award show to be held mostly in person. Although with a substantially reduced and intimate audience, the show gave a feeling of almost normality with show-stopping performances, live applause, and stunning looks.

This year’s attendees definitely dressed up for the occasion and inspired us with how they chose to accessorize. Let’s take a look at our top 5 favorite pieces from this year’s CMA’s and find Stuller products that can help recreate these fashion statements.

Reba McEntire’s Hoop Earrings

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A seasoned CMA awards host and a legendary performer, Reba naturally knows how to capture attention when she enters the room. From her tribute performance with co-host Darius Rucker to her multiple fashion ensembles, Reba certainly left her mark on us. One of her prominent accessories we loved was her golden hoops she paired with her unique and stunning beaded black collared dress. Just like Reba, they are classy, yet stated.

Grab attention like Reba with a pair of inside-outside hinged hoop earrings (61378).

Maren Morris’s Ring Stack

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Maren Morris was the big winner at last night’s CMA awards taking home Single of the Year, Song of the Year, and Female Vocalist of the Year. As a new mom, she was certainly eager to finally be out of the house and dressed to impress – and we loved it! What caught our attention was her glittering dress she wore while performing her award-winning song “The Bones.” Complementing the dress was an excellent selection of stackable rings.

Be bold like Maren and add to your stackable collection. Make a statement with an accented stackable ring (124453) or choose a more subtle diamond stackable ring (653716).

Justin Bieber’s Gold Watch Band

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Country music is not the first genre of choice when you think of Justin Bieber. Nevertheless, he was nominated for three CMA awards for his collaboration with artists Dan + Shay on their hit song “10,000 Hours.” While not in attendance for the in-person award show, the trio performed from the Hollywood Bowl to no audience. The performance was phenomenal, and we are glad they could make it. Bieber dressed up his normal casual urban streetwear with high waisted dress pants and a gold watch. We loved this look because it is a perfect example of trending fashion among the younger generation.

Accessorize like Justin Bieber with an extremely cost-effective spring-end adjustable link watch band (59-0103).

Carly Pearce’s Emerald Drop Earrings

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Recipient of Music Event of the Year for her song “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Carly Pearce showed up ready to make an impression. In a floor-length green dress with a slit up to the thigh, she accessorized with a matching pair of emerald drop earrings. She said she styled that look with her mom, which definitely warmed our hearts.

Experience blissful happiness like Carly Pearce with a round bar earring mounting (22137) set with emeralds or your gemstone of choice.

Ingrid Andress’ Matching Necklace and Bracelet

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CMA performer Ingrid Andress brought us and herself to tears performing her song “More Hearts Than Mine.” But it was actually her red-carpet look that caught our attention first. Sporting a deconstructed Tom Ford suit, she paired it with matching diamond necklace and bracelet. These pieces truly pulled her outfit together.

Add a piece that could bring someone to tears like Ingrid Andress with a diamond necklace (68226) and matching diamond line bracelet (BRC445).


Get inspired by more award-worthy fashion statements in our previous award show coverage.

Our Top 5 Looks From the Emmys

2020 GRAMMY Awards Roundup: Jewelry Trends

Shining Stars: Oscars 2020 Jewelry Trends




STULLER’S GRAMMY TAKEOVER

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One of the things you quickly realize about being nominated for something like a GRAMMY is that, while your project may be cool, artistically ambitious, and even culturally significant, there are things that are simply far more important to consider. Chief among these is the question that suddenly becomes very pressing: “What are you going to wear?”

GRAMMY stuller josh caffery Actually, let me rephrase that. I am a man. The question of utmost importance and indeed the driving force leading up to such an event is this: “What is your wife going to wear?”

For instance, consider this exchange:

“Mom, guess what? I’m nominated for a GRAMMMY. Me, your oldest son—your boy!”

“Wow, that is fantastic. But what is Claire going to wear? Does she have a dress? This is too exciting. Wait, you made a CD?”

Or this note, sent from my wife’s good friend. Let’s just say that, upon seeing a mention of the nomination on Facebook, she cut right to the chase:

“What is she wearing?”

These are the questions that try men’s souls—or at least their pocketbooks.

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My wife, Claire and I

Luckily, however, we got some help in that department. In Lafayette, where Stuller is located, we’re fortunate to have an extremely supportive network of people in business, in government, and in the non-profit sector who support the music and culture that makes the area unique. A fundraising event was hastily organized, and the local nominees received grants from the city to help offset travel expenses, which in turn enabled us to find the right dress for my beautiful wife to wear down the red carpet.

Now, when you suspect that you could find yourself walking in line right behind J-Lo and just ahead of a rather hopped up Keith Urban (which we were, it turns out), you really have to take things to the next level. And we knew that one of the surest ways to do this would be with a bit of bling.

Fortunately, as a Stuller man, I had a connection or two on that front as well. With a bit of help from Stuller communications maven Randi Bourg, visual merchandising mastermind Elise Diaz, and Vice President of Merchandising (and Awesomeness) Maren Rosen, we were able to borrow two stunning cocktail rings (a Missoma and yellow gold freeform) for the red carpet, perfect complements to my wife’s elegant and minimalist black dress. I even joined in on the fun, wearing a simple yet smart silver tie bar, a black tungsten ring, and some silver fleur-de-lys cuff links in honor of our state’s French heritage.

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On the one hand, perhaps it seems a bit silly to fret so much about clothes and fine jewelry and these material things that take on such sudden and momentous importance. But the reality is that it does matter quite a bit.

In our finest and fairest moments, the ones we know—or hope we know—will sparkle through the years, we need splendid physical things. Objects that will live up to the radiant moment, framing it and refracting it into the unknowable future. We need bright things that will befit our most precious memories.

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And as it is with good songs, so it is with fine jewels: Creations of sound, light, passion, and craft, they are suitable vehicles for the soul.

Sitting here writing out this blog in longhand on the plane ride back from the City of Angels, we didn’t win the Grammy. But my wife’s sleeping head is resting gently on my shoulder, and the sun is setting over hundreds of miles of soft clouds. And I feel very lucky to live in a place and work for a place that helped me—when the simple yet overwhelming “what is she wearing?” question arose—to come up with the right answer.




Red Carpet Worthy

The 68th Annual Emmy Awards took place Sunday night and, naturally, the Internet was abuzz with praise, commentary, and more for the TV-centric ceremony. The night boasted an abundance of laughs (mostly from host, Jimmy Kimmel), lavish looks (did you see Claire Danes’ metallic masterpiece?), and lasting impressions (Sarah Paulson, Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson, oh my!) Here are some of our takeaways from the big night:

 

Mixin’ Up the Jewel Tones 
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When there are so many fabulous jewels in the world, there’s no need to stick to only one jewel-tone color. Adding a touch of jade here and a hint of amethyst there, you can take a look to the next level.

 

Cut It Out
As seen on Kerry Washington and Tracee Ellis Ross

Negative space works for both dresses and jewelry. It gives pieces an open, airy yet delicate feel.

 

Fall Florals
As seen on Kristin Bell and Sarah Hyland

Fall most likely isn’t the first season that comes to mind when you think of flower patterns. However, florals can be a great autumn look. What works? Thicker fabrics and/or embroidery or beads to make it feel more substantial and not so dainty and springlike.

 

Blissful Blushes
As seen on Sofia Vargara and Emilia Clarke

Blush – a gorgeous color that’s somewhere between nude and a light pink – is the perfect way to master a subtly chic look. Rose gold is a great complement to blush ensembles.

 

Getting Geometric
As seen on Sarah Paulson and America Ferrera

If you can’t go all out on the red carpet, then where can you?! Bold, geometric designs offer a contrasting look that can help deliver an A-game style every time.

 

And we can’t forget about the 2017 #swagbag, especially not when it was valued at around $55k! Some items included were: plastic surgery, vacation in St. Martin, dental work, a flamingo pool float, and even use of a service that makes wrapping paper out of your face!

There you have it, the 68th Emmys. Did you watch? What were your favorite styles? Share with us in the comments below!