Here are my picks for some of the Oscar Nominees:
Amy Adams: I love Amy Adams' look, and that she has that gorgeous red hair. With her warm coloring, she just has to go gold!
I chose the lariat necklace below as a piece for Amy because it features copper Swarovski crystals and bright gold which would look great with her hair and skin. I've also noticed that she apparently likes to wear small chain necklaces and lariats based on her photos.
Below, aqua and turquoise look great with hair this color. This Peruvian opal 14 karat gold-fill wrapped necklace suits Amy Adams perfectly!
Meryl Streep: I love the way Meryl Streep looks here. The simple black dress with that wonderful collar, her hair pulled back, she is the epitome of elegance. The necklace, above, made of tourmalinated quartz faceted ovals would look great for an elegant look everyday. Plus the colors, with the black and many shades of grey, would not overpower her features although the gemstones themselves are rather large.
The ruby earrings, below, would also enhance Meryl's look by adding color and shine to her face.
Cate Blanchett: I am a huge Cate Blanchett fan; she is probably my favorite actress. I think of her as a chameleon, which is a good thing to be if you are an actor. Whether she is wearing stark black hair as in The Shipping News, red hair as Queen Elizabeth, or a pale blond, her looks are striking, interesting.
With her shorter blond hair, I would put her in garnets; above is a wonderful, double-stranded garnet necklace with a gemstone cross pendant that would look fantastic on her (shades of Queen Bess?), and the garnet earrings, below, would be marvelous with her skin.
Cate would also look amazing in the citrine necklace with the carved carnelian flower pendant, below.
Citrine always enhances blondes!
Sunstone was made for Cate Blanchett. The peachy-orange color of the sunstone with the sparkle and gleam is reminiscent of her complexion and would add to her already amazing glow.
Lupita Nyong'o: She looks stunning in red, but I think I would put her in some softer colors. Above the rose quartz necklace and earrings would add a touch of femininity. With a pink lipstick and a white dress, rose quartz would be beautiful on her.
I also think that clear quartz crystal would add sparkle to her look without overpowering her. Her beauty is such that she needs strong jewelry, but not too much of it. When your looks are this strong and your complexion is this dark and beautiful, you simply need to let it shine through!
Those are my Oscar picks! What do you think?All of the jewelry above can be found on the Cluny Grey Jewelry website.