Emily Ratajkowski in H. Stern earrings at the 2016 Emmys

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Tracee Ellis Ross in De Grisogono diamond and emerald earrings at the 2016 Emmys

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Tina Fey in 100-carat emerald earrings by Lorraine Schwartz at the 2016 Emmys

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Sarah Paulson in custom made Wilfredo Rosado earrings at the 2016 Emmys

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Sarah Hyland in earrings by Lorraine Schwartz at the 2016 Emmys

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The Best Jewels at the 2016 Emmys

It was an evening of statement earrings in all kinds of styles

by Marion Fasel

The best statement jewels at the 2016 Emmys were all major earrings.  Actresses in the comedy and dramatic categories sparkled in a range of earrings as diverse as the programs nominated for awards.  Click the arrow in the center right of the photograph above to see a slide show of our 5 favorite looks, reviewed below.

Model, actress and Instagram sensation Emily Ratajkowski looked striking in diamond thread earrings by the biggest jeweler from Brazil, H. Stern.  She paired the sexy pieces with a smoky eye and a stunning Zac Posen gown.

Tracee Ellis Ross, who was nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in the series Blackish, wore one of the most dramatic pairs of earrings on the red carpet with her white one shoulder Ralph Lauren dress.  They were front facing hoops by De Grisogono set with almost 30-carats of diamonds and just over 16-carats of emeralds.  The titanium metal setting made the large earrings light and easy wear.

The other winner in the super dramatic earring category was funny lady Tina Fey who flaunted a pair of 100-carat emerald earrings by Lorraine Schwartz with her emerald green Oscar de la Renta gown.

Sarah Paulson, who took home the 2016 Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for her role in The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story looked dazzling in a green Prada dress and a custom made pair of long diamond pendant earrings by Wilfredo Rosado.  The eye-catching jewels are set with around 7-carats of yellow sapphires and 6-carats of diamonds.

Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland also sported custom made earrings from Lorraine Schwartz.  Her bold earrings featured large gems in a floral pattern.