Sarah Paulson's Custom Diamond Earrings Look Cool On the Red Carpet Or With a Sweatshirt

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The actress' stylist, Karla Welch, talks the clavicle-grazing diamonds made for all occasions.

Following Sunday's night's Oscars fashion parade, Sarah Paulson arrived at the Vanity Fair afterparty in a ravishing yellow velvet long-sleeve gown by Ronald van der Kemp which she paired with stunning statement earrings.

Designed by her stylist, the legendary Karla Welch, in collaboration with Forevermark's design team, the clavicle-grazing platinum-set diamonds were made to be stunning both on the red carpet, and in more casual settings. 

"I was just after something long and dramatic, but also oddly kind of casual and architectural," Welch — whose diverse client-base include Justin Bieber, Ruth Negga and Karlie Kloss — told The Hollywood Reporter on Saturday before the show. "Obviously it’s a ton of diamonds, but I wanted it to feel like you could wear it with a sweatshirt."

The earrings were originally to be worn by Sarah to the SAG Awards, where Paulson won for her role as Marcia Clark in the FX series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. However, due to a last minute dress change, they decided to hold them for an even bigger stage: The legendary Oscars afterparty. 

"I thought it would be so cool to have a diamond hit your collar bone in a straight line," added Welch, who said the decision to reach out to Forevermark to create the pieces arose after she couldn't find anything similar to her vision. "I think as a stylist you’re always interested in collaboration, especially when custom dresses are being made with your input... These were my idea and I thought Sarah would be the perfect person to wear them."

When asked whether she'd caught the design bug and would continue to create custom pieces, she added, "If it’s the right project, I would do anything."


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