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Golden Globes: Watch for the jewelry on the red carpet

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If all goes as it usually does, a bevy of actresses will begin stepping down the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards around 3 p.m. Sunday, preparing to attend the most significant awards show of the season so far. But for many it certainly won't be the year's first saunter past the photographers and camera operators. In the last week alone, we've had Wednesday's People's Choice, Thursday's Critics' Choice and Friday's Los Angeles Film Critics awards.

And the season will just keep on rolling through the end of February and the Oscars.

If you're watching on TV or on a webcast -- or following the coverage at Latimes.com -- pay special attention to the jewels the ladies wear. Often what you see on the awards show runways in January and February sparks the trends you'll be wearing later on.

As Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore explains in a story this weekend, jewelers from all over the world compete to have their wares on display, sometimes lending stars the bling, sometimes paying them to wear it. Among the high-profile brands we're likely to see represented are Harry Winston, Neil Lane, Chopard, Pomellato, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari and Tiffany & Co.

Nowadays even the men on the runway are likely to wear a borrowed pair of cufflinks or watch. Vram Minassian, co-owner of of the Gray Gallery in West Hollywood, told our Adam Tschorn that 40% of its "loaner" jewel business come from male stars, including Robert Pattinson, Johnny Depp and Ryan Gosling.

And I'm wondering if there's room for an upstart like fashion stylist and designer Michael Schmidt, who recently launched a new line of jewelry. Schmidt is known for his edgy rock 'n' roll stylings -- he designed the glass bubble suit Lady Gaga wore on a cover of Rolling Stone in 2009 and is a go-to for Rihanna, Cher and Madonna. Booth Moore took a look at the collection recently and says it would help any woman explore her inner rock goddess. And with the Grammys coming up Feb. 12, who wouldn't want that?

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-- Susan Denley

Photo: Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams attend the 2011 Critics' Choice Movie Awards. Gosling accessorized with a vintage watch, the Heuer triple calendar chronograph from Gray Gallery. Credit: Kevin Mazur / WireImage

 
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