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Lily James' Golden Globes diamond necklace had a hidden message you might have missed

The actress stunned at the Golden Globes in a diamond necklace by Harry Winston


lily james wearing diamond necklace© Photo: Getty Images
Orin Carlin
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January 12, 2023
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Lily James looked every inch the leading lady at the 80th annual Golden Globes on Tuesday night, donning the most striking red Versace gown.

The Pam & Tommy star pulled out all the stops with the help of her long-time stylist Rebecca Corbin-Murray, in a bold, strapless number which featured stylish midriff cut-outs and a seriously voluminous skirt.  

Lily James Golden Globes Outfit© Photo: Getty Images

But the sartorial detail that piqued our interest the most was her exquisite floral-style choker necklace, courtesy of Harry Winston. The statement diamond piece, styled alongside matching drop-down earrings and a delicate pinky ring, shone beautifully and balanced perfectly against the warmth of her gown.  

Following some extensive skin prep by Iván Pol, Lily looked exquisite in cat-eye liner, feathered brows and a neutral lip, created by makeup artist Nina Park using Charlotte Tilbury. Her 90s bombshell bob was styled by Halley Brisker with tape-in extensions "to really max out that flick".

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Lily James Diamond Necklace Golden Globes Close up© Photo: Getty Images

But what may have evaded your attention, is the fact that Lily's diamond necklace holds a particular emotional significance. At the end of last year, the 33-year-old visited Botswana, describing herself as "awestruck by the natural beauty" in the caption of an Instagram post shared with her 3.4m followers.

The star continued: "To know so much of this land—over 1,000 square miles globally is protected by the natural diamond industry makes me incredibly proud to be @onlynaturaldiamonds global ambassador."

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The Natural Diamonds Council's platform described, within its own post, the Cinderella actress' "profound connection to the precious gems after her life-changing trip to Botswana".

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Lily expressed her sentiment towards wearing such exquisite diamonds by quoting the so-called "King of Diamonds", Harry Winston himself, writing: "People will stare. Make it worth their while."

No questions asked, Lily's breath-taking diamond collar and matching jewels are absolutely worthy of a longing gaze…

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