Dripping in Diamonds: Star-Worthy Gems

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Dripping in Diamonds: Star-Worthy Gems
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Diamonds are a girl's best friend, but they're not the only precious stone on the block. Whether it's a sparkling emerald or a sizzling sapphire, a gemstone always turns up the glam factor in any look. Need a little inspiration? Take a look at these nine celebrities who take bling to another level.

Amazing Amethyst
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Amazing Amethyst

Make your gem a statement piece like actress Berenice Bejo did with this amethyst necklace and cream-colored gown at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Go for a big stone and wear it with a light-toned outfit to really make sure your stone stands out and commands attention.

Seductive Sapphire
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Seductive Sapphire

For an electrifying look, add a pair of sapphire earrings to your dress like actress Jessica Chastain did in this ensemble at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Either wear them with a matching ensemble or mix and match with complementary colors like a red blazer or a yellow blouse.

Enchanting Emerald
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Enchanting Emerald

“From Paris With Love” star Kasia Smutniak makes her multi-hued dress dazzle with an emerald necklace and bracelet at the “Sortilege de Cartier" collection launch dinner in 2011. You can easily make this look your own by setting your emeralds against warm tones like rust orange, brown, cream or mauve.

Titillating Topaz
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Titillating Topaz

Gems don’t always have to be the star of your ensemble. Sometimes just a small piece, like the topaz ring that actress Debra Messing wore at the 2010 Crystal + Lucy Awards can add just the right balance to a monochromatic look.

Alluring Amber
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Alluring Amber

For a fun look, wear your gemstone as an accent piece for the rest of your accessories, like actress Marcia Gay Harden did when she sported this amber ring at the premiere of “The Descendents” in 2011. You can pair it with a gold-colored clutch, shoes or headband.

Dazzling Diamond
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Dazzling Diamond

Actress Zoe Saldana adds a touch of elegance to her evening look with a small pair of diamond earrings and a spiked necklace at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards. When trying to achieve a look like this, think "less is more" and keep it simple.

Pretty Pearls
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Pretty Pearls

No, these aren’t your grandma’s pearls. French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis proves that even pearls can be sexy in this simple necklace that she wore to the Sidaction Gala Dinner 2012. For a sizzling look like this, try pairing a nontraditional-style pearl necklace with an open-collar blouse or a scoop- or V-neck shirt.

Awe-Inspiring Aquamarine
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Awe-Inspiring Aquamarine

Give your look a tropical glow with an aquamarine stone, like the ring that actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum wore with her same-colored gown and clutch at the Warner Bros and Instyle after-party for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. Keep an aquamarine theme throughout your outfit for an elegant look or dress it down with a pair of jeans and turquoise flats for a more casual look.

Remarkable Ruby
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Remarkable Ruby

Kelly Osbourne’s teardrop ruby-red earrings add a sexy but elegant match to the similar-toned, deep, plum-colored gown she wore to the Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony in 2011. Though this precious gem is not always easy to find, if you do get your hands on it, wear it with a matching or similar-toned top or dress.

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