Los Angeles–With the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards wrapped up, all roads lead to the Oscars, except for one last speed bump: the Grammys, also known as the place where taste goes to die.
Picking a best look from the Grammys is like choosing a wife on The Bachelor or your favorite subway line in New York City; choices are limited and you just have to look for the least offensive option.
Attention-seeking wardrobe choices aside, we can always count on jewelry for some much needed class on the red carpet.
Here are some looks where the jewels managed to shine through the chaos.
Solange Knowles took home her first-ever Grammy for Best R&B Performance for “Cranes in the Sky” off of last year’s release, A Seat at the Table. She was also the best-dressed celebrity on the red carpet. We’d expect nothing less from the crooner who is as stylish as she is talented.
Knowles’ one-shoulder gown was Gucci, but we’ve yet to receive confirmation on the maker (or makers) of her cool mismatched earrings.
Here’s a better look at all the Gucci goodness.
Jennifer Lopez was a vision in her ethereal pink Ralph & Russo gown as she presented the Best New Artist award to Chance the Rapper. The star was bedecked in Butani Jewellery, whose cool multi-finger rings lent the look just a bit of edge.
A close-up better showcases Lopez’s diamond rings by Butani Jewellery.
Atelier Swarovski made a bold appearance on the ears of singer/songwriter Tinashe, who most recently collaborated with Britney Spears on her latest single, “Slumber Party.”
Tinashe sported on-trend silver, multi-level statement hoop earrings from Swarovski’s line of upscale costume jewels.
We like what’s going on here, above the neck, anyway.
The late King of Pop’s daughter Paris Jackson attended her first Grammys to introduce a performance by The Weeknd.
Jackson wore a mash-up of her own jewels with Kimberly McDonald’s, including these one-of-a-kind geode earrings by the latter, made of 18-karat white gold, black rhodium and diamonds.
Nominee Halsey was channeling early TLC on the red carpet, and her lack of a neckline and closely-cropped hair called for a long lariat and major hoop earrings.
Both were by Ippolita, with rings by H. Stern and Vita Fede.
Celine Dion was at the Grammys to present Best Song of the Year to Adele for “Hello,” one of many the latter took home.
Dion was glowing in green, and we don’t mean just her Zuhair Murad gown (which was giving us serious Shelley Long in Troop Beverly Hills vibes).
Dion rocked emerald and diamond earrings and rings from Dvani by A&D Gems on the red carpet.
Ultimately, the night belonged to Beyoncé Knowles, who was nominated for nine Grammys and claimed two of them for her work on Lemonade released last year, her most acclaimed album to date.
Knowles had the media in a tizzy long before the night’s performance, after announcing her pregnancy with twins earlier this month on Instagram (perhaps the only positive breaking news alert to pop up on cell phones from CNN lately).
Knowles’ electrifying performance lived up to the anticipation, and her Madonna-esque jewels (the Virgin, not the pop star), including a halo-like crown, a stack of chokers and collars, and massive earrings, all in gold, stole the show.
How to top her previous look? After performing, Queen Bey chose to don a sparkling sequin-encrusted red gown, accented with this statement lariat by Lorraine Schwartz.
Feature over 400 carats of diamonds, Schwartz’s necklace was even more impressive than Knowles’ duo of Grammy awards.