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Stars Kick off Awards Season with Diamonds, Diamonds and More Diamonds!

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On Thursday afternoon, Golden Globe nominees and other fashionable celebs were on the hunt for just that final touch for their red carpet looks. Celebs like Maria Bello, Debra Messing, Rumer Willis, Andrea Bowen, and Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon attended the 8th Annual Awards Show Diamond Fashion Show preview at The Beverly Hills Hotel hosted by the Diamond Information Center and InStyle magazine, ooh-ing and ah-ing the latest in red-carpet bling.  Emceed by InStyle‘s Fashion Director, Hal Rubenstein, celebs took in a show highlighting this season’s awards show picks from top jewelers like Tiffany &Co, Van Cleef & Arpels, Lorraine Schwartz, Neil Lane and others, paired with designer gowns from Oscar De La Renta, Caroline Herrera, Zac Posen, and Dolce & Gabbana. “Coming to this particular luncheon is always helpful to me because you get to see all the biggest and best diamonds teamed up with beautiful gowns,” Bowen told PEOPLE. “So in that sense you get to see what works…I’m always marking down and taking notes.” And she wasn’t the only one seeking inspiration. “I already know what I’m wearing,”said Beauvais-Nilon. “[But] for Sunday I just need amazing earrings so I’m shopping today.” Sums up the Curious Case of Benjamin Button‘s Taraji P. Hensen, “If I could wear diamonds from head to toe and afford it, I definitely would.” Afterall, diamonds are a girl’s best friend. –Shruti Dhalwala

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