Best Jewelry of the Grammy Awards

February 9, 2015 Cheryl Kremkow Celebrity Jewelry Tags: , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

As far as red carpet style is concerned, the Grammys have come a long way. Let’s review, shall we?

Nicki Minaj at the Grammy Awards in 2011 and 2015

Lady Gaga at the Grammy Awards in 2010 and 2015

Definitely there’s a lot less creativity than there used to be. Thanks to new “decency” guidelines from CBS, there’s also a lot less skin.  But can we all agree that the new Hollywood Glam Grammys are better for jewelry?

That’s thanks to jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz, for the most part.  She dominated the Grammy red carpet and stage this year, with many of the best jewelry looks of the night.  Seriously, millions of dollars in spectacular jewels on Lady Gaga and Beyonce alone.  Let’s just hope she has something still in the vault for the Oscars.

Without further ado, the best jewelry of the 2015 Grammy Awards.


Beyonce has long been the muse of Lorraine Schwartz: her most important customer, friend and red carpet faithful.  But Lorraine has also been good to Beyonce.  Let’s look at the rings on Beyonce’s hands and do the math.

Beyonce wears Lorraine Schwartz jewelry to the 2015 Grammy Awards

What do you think? $10 million?  More? There are 100 carats of diamonds and 50 carats of emeralds on her hands.

Beyonce wears rings by Lorraine Schwartz at the 2015 Grammy Awards

My main quibble with this look from a jewelry perspective is that I only caught glimpses of the earrings and I am sure they are beyond gorgeous, with 80 carats of emeralds and diamonds. But it’s all theoretical because no one saw them. Here’s a glimpse.

Beyonce wears Lorraine Schwartz earrings to the 2015 Grammy Awards

I also really liked the way Beyonce layered two diamond necklaces during her performance: an open collar by Monique Pean, which is available at Christies, and a diamond tie necklace by Messika. The Jewellery Editor has a great image of it. I kind of wish she had worn this look on the red carpet so we could have gotten better images.

Beyonce performs wearing Lorraine Schwartz jewelry at the 2015 Grammy Awards


The emerald suite Gaga wore on the red carpet was a combination of the emerald earrings Angelina Jolie wore to the Oscars in 2009 and the long diamond cleavage-adorning necklace Amy Adams wore to the Golden Globes in 2014. In a good way. The emerald necklace, in particular, is gorgeous, don’t you agree?

Lady Gaga wears Lorraine Schwartz jewelry to the 2015 Grammy Awards

But even better was the Art-Deco inspired necklace that Gaga wore on stage during her performance. I assume it is also Lorraine Schwartz (and let’s not forget the accompanying wide diamond bracelets.) Seriously awesome, even in this blurry screen shot.

Lady Gaga performs at the 2015 Grammy Awards


I won’t be joining any Vegas T-Swift sing-a-longs, that’s for sure.  But I thought Taylor Swift looked great at the Grammys.  The color, which she’s worn before, was flattering.  The cut-outs at the shoulders were cute and she looked comfortable too.  But the main thing I liked? Her Lorraine Schwartz opal earrings and ring.  The earrings are the perfect match (not that they wouldn’t look great with white, silver, yellow, etc.)  I mean just look at the awesome opals surrounded by Paraiba and diamond pave.

Taylor Swift wears Lorraine Schwartz jewelry to the 2015 Grammy Awards

I recognized the earrings immediately because I drooled over the drop version at Bergdorf’s a few weeks ago. And even predicted we’d see them on the red carpet. (Pats self on back.)

Opal earrings by Lorraine Schwartz, photo by Cheryl Kremkow



Proof that you don’t need a million dollars of Lorraine Schwartz jewels to look fabulous: Jennifer Hudson.  Her lovely choker by Marli was simple, gorgeous, and something you could picture yourself owning and wearing in your future glamorous life. Really fresh and modern and the perfect accent to her white strapless column.

Jennifer Hudson wears Marli jewelry at the 2015 Grammy Awards



Too much with her beaded fringe cocktail dress and purple hair?  OK, maybe.  But Katy Perry’s on-trend diamond fringe earrings by Lorraine Schwartz are fresh and fun. Perfect!

Katy Perry at the 2015 Grammy Awards

Not bad for the Grammys, don’t you agree? Really some nice jewelry, especially when you factor in the extra on-stage looks. I think Beyonce was my favorite, even though I have to take the earrings on faith. Which Grammy jewelry look did you like best?


  1. DNA 8 years Reply

    All of these women are overdone but UGH GROSS Katy Perry looks terrible up close! There’s like a half-inch of foundation there. And that “hair” barf.

  2. Amy Roseveare 8 years Reply

    Loved this write-up! I missed the show, but now I feel like I’m caught up. I especially like how you showed the old/new pictures of Lady Gaga and Nicki Manaj–classic! Wonderful tone in your writing as well. 🙂

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