The 14 Best Earrings at the Emmy Awards

1:16 PM 9/18/2018

by Laurie Brookins

From Dakota Fanning’s emeralds to Thandie Newton’s diamond hoops, A-list ears dazzled Monday night.

Dakota Fanning Earrings 70th Emmy Awards - Getty - H 2018

Necklaces were few and far between on the Emmys red carpet – Penelope Cruz, Heidi Klum and Hilaria Baldwin are three that spring to mind – but ears featured plenty of sparkle. Either bold and graphic or delicate and romantic, statement earrings perfectly framed some of Hollywood’s most famous faces. 

These are the Emmy attendees that chose earrings to make a statement.

  • Dakota Fanning

    Lorraine Schwartz excels at statement earrings crafted of Colombian emeralds, with past versions worn by Angelina Jolie and Cardi B garnering plenty of red-carpet attention. On Monday night Dakota Fanning was among the earliest arrivals at the Emmys, setting an elegant tone in a Dior pleated-silk haute-couture gown in celadon with Schwartz’s earrings and rings totaling 175 carats of emeralds. 

  • Angela Bassett

    With a sculptural white gown by Beirut-based Azzi & Osta, Angela Bassett wore Gismondi 1754’s $20,000 Aura earrings in 18-karat rose gold embellished with white diamonds.

  • Rachel Brosnahan

    An Emmy winner for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Rachel Brosnahan was roundly agreed to be one of the night’s Best Dressed, wearing a crimson Oscar de la Renta gown and jewels by Tiffany & Co., including a pair of $175,000 earrings of diamonds set in platinum from the Tiffany Paper Flowers Collection. 

  • Regina King

    With her neon-hued Christian Siriano gown, the Emmy winner took advantage of multiple ear piercings to wear four one-of-a-kind single earrings by Irene Neuwirth, featuring a variety of gemstones, including pink, green and watermelon tourmalines and diamond pavé, set in 18-karat rose and white gold. 


  • Poppy Delevingne

    Genius: Picasso’s Poppy Delevingne opted for dramatic earrings by Abu Dhabi-based Amwaj Jewellery, featuring citrines surrounded by white diamonds, set in 18-karat white gold, with her turquoise-hued Giambattista Valli haute-couture gown. 

  • Tiffany Haddish

    The Emmy winner needed a strong pair of earrings so they wouldn’t be overshadowed by her Atelier Prabal Gurung chiffon gown in a rainbow of colors (an homage to the Eritrean flag to honor Haddish’s heritage), so she chose Lorraine Schwartz’s Tattoo earrings crafted of white diamonds set in platinum. 

  • Emilia Clarke

    The Game of Thrones actress accented her Chantilly lace Dior haute-couture gown with UK-based Fernando Jorge’s Rocket earrings, crafted of 2.87 carats of white diamonds, nephrite jade and green tourmalines, set in 18-karat yellow gold. 


  • Samira Wiley

    Lorraine Schwartz’s signature Mesh earrings of white diamonds in 18-karat white gold were a nice match with Samira Wiley’s silver-sequined Apollo gown by Jenny Packham. 

  • Cara Buono

    Stranger Things’ Cara Buono paired a sleek white gown by Akris with an ear climber of white diamonds set in 18-karat white gold by Beirut-based jewelry Yvan Tufenkijan. 


  • Allison Janney

    Never afraid to embrace brilliant colors on the red carpet, Allison Janney paired a raspberry-hued sequined column gown by Prabal Gurung with emerald and diamond earrings by L.A.-based jewelry designer Jared Lehr. 

  • Kate McKinnon

    Graphic earrings of diamonds and black jade set in 18-karat white gold, from Roberto Coin’s Obelisco collection, went well with Kate McKinnon’s custom Alexander Wang gown. 

  • Thandie Newton

    The Westworld actress offset her pink Brandon Maxwell gown with Harry Winston’s Secret Combination diamond hoop earrings, featuring 18.74 carats of white diamonds set in platinum. 

  • Scarlett Johansson

    As part of his Universal Line collection, Greek jewelry designer Nikos Koulis crafted the Art Deco-inspired earrings of white diamonds set in 18-karat white gold, which Johansson wore with a white Balmain gown. 


  • Claire Foy

    An Emmy winner Monday night, Foy went for chic simplicity in a white strapless satin Calvin Klein By Appointment dress and cascade earrings by Kwiat featuring 6.5 carats of pear-shaped white diamonds set in platinum.