September 23, 2019 | News | No Comments
23rd Sep 2019
Just hours ago, Sophie Turner stepped out on the 71st annual Emmy Awards red carpet as a nominee for her long-running HBO series, Game of Thrones.
To commemorate her final time stepping out to accept an award for the show which kick-started her career in Hollywood—the already-award winning series being nominated a record-breaking 32 times at this year’s ceremony—Turner made sure her ensemble for the evening reflected the importance of the moment.
Selecting a custom blush pink, belted Louis Vuitton dress designed by Nicolas Ghesquière himself for the landmark evening, the actress kept her accessories to a minimum, pairing the column gown with simple strappy silver heels, a few rings and bare ears—oh, and a rather sizeable diamond necklace.
The sparkling accessory, which was also designed by the very same French fashion house, features in its latest high jewellery collection names ‘Riders of the Knights’, a rather fitting name considering the noble family-heavy, fantasy-focused show that the actress has harked from until recently.
But immediate beauty aside, the origin story behind the special piece (dubbed the ‘l’Armure’ necklace) is even more awe-striking. Reportedly made with an impressive combination of white gold, 640 diamonds and 305 baguette-cut diamonds (FYI, its total diamond count is 945), the one-of-a-kind piece took over 1,175 hours of work to complete.
A close look at Turner's diamond-encrusted ‘l’Armure’ necklace. Image credit: Getty Images
“The design is inspired by medieval armour,” Louis Vuitton’s jewellery designer, Francesca Amfitheatrof, told Vogue US. Again, the accessory’s inspiration was extremely fitting to its wearer. She continued: “It is a flexible necklace that moves with the body. The round diamonds and custom-cut baguette diamonds accentuate its subtle elegance.”
In addition to her engagement and wedding bands on her left hand, Turner wore yet another accessory from the very same collection, the ‘l’Armure’ ring she wore on her right hand mimicking the necklace of the same name’s impressive precious stone count.
According to the publication, the ring too featured white gold as its primary material, and boasted 64 diamonds, and 25 baguette-cut diamonds encrusted within its band.
Speaking about the label’s left-of-field move in straying from its typically subdued aesthetic when it came to jewellery, Amfitheatrof said that the pieces’s seemingly over-the-top diamond count, as well as Louis Vuitton’s foray into slightly louder accessories, was fitting of its celebrity-worn debut.
“I wanted to create a modern piece with a surprising design, which breaks with tradition,” she said. The result gave Turner’s look a special finishing touch that helped make her one of the night’s best-dressed stars.
For the newly-minted Queen of the North, we’d expect no less.
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