EMMY COVERAGE: Debbie Does Platinum

Aug 27, 2006  •  Post A Comment

The Emmys are gold-plated, but the jewelry is platinum.

That’s the message the Platinum Guild International wants to get across at the Primetime Emmy Awards.

A press release handed out by a Platinum Guild International flack listed exactly who was wearing what, and in some cases what all the jewelry cost.

More than 40 celebrities attending the Emmys were decked out in borrowed platinum jewelry, some of them blinged out like nobody’s business. “Malcolm in the Middle’s” Jane Kaczmarek sported a platinum and pearl necklace, four bangles, a bracelet and matching platinum and pearl earrings. The total price tag: $179,000.

Other attendees did well, at least for the night. “24’s” Mary Lynn Rajskub ($25,800), multiple nominee Cloris Leachman ($17,580) and “Standoff’s” Rosemarie DeWitt ($20,110) were all bedecked with platinum jewelry, as was “The Sopranos'” Michael Imperioli, who showed men also can look good with platinum and diamond cufflinks and a matching watch ($55,000).

Geena Davis did well with a pair of cocktail rings and a watch, which came in with a price tag of $3 million. But the platinum wearer with the highest retail value was actually a working girl.

E! Entertainment pre-Emmys correspondent Debbie Matenopoulos scored a platinum and 88-carat diamond drop necklace with matching earrings and a cocktail ring by designer Chris Aire. Total price tag: $5 million. Take that, Barbara Walters!

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