Turquoise is usually found in chunky Southwestern-inspired jewelry, but stars like Taylor Swift and Naomi Watts are giving the intensely-colored stone a glam update, wearing head-turning turquoise earrings on the red carpet. An easy way to colorblock, turquoise earrings will add a pop of color to your look and make an especially vibrant statement with black. Luckily for your wallet, imitation turquoise is pretty indistinguishable from the real thing, and we’ve selected six pairs of drool-worthy baubles in every price range.
At the People’s Choice Awards, Taylor Swift offset her elegant white Ralph Lauren gown with a pair of statement turquoise earrings by Sutra. The color matched the singer’s vivid blue eyes almost perfectly, and her smoky copper eyeshadow enhanced the effect.
Alyssa Milano played with color at the Golden Globes, wearing a golden Ports 1961 dress with contrasting teardrop-shaped turquoise earrings by Graziela Gems.
Naomi Watts at the Critic's Choice Movie Awards
Naomi Watts’ turquoise and purple sugilite drop earrings were an unexpected but entirely on-point choice with her black strapless Emilio Pucci gown at the Critic’s Choice Movie Awards.
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Naomi Watts at the Audi Golden Globes Kick-Off Event
Watts loves turquoise earrings! She wore another pair with a funky Southwestern vibe at the Audio Golden Globes Kick-Off Cocktail Party. Her two-toned Jennifer Meyer jewels added a bit of color to her black Roland Mouret frock.
At the F’day USA Black Tie Gala, Nicole Kidman perfectly accessorized her feminine Elie Saab Couture party dress with a dangly pair of gold and turquoise Fred Leighton earrings. The color looks especially pretty against her strawberry blond locks.
Hayden Panettiere looked like her fun and fresh self at the CMT Artists of the Year Award celebration. The actress wore a magenta Roberto Cavalli gown and colorblocked with turquoise sunburst earrings and a matching ring.
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