Cement-colored gowns make diamonds sparkle

There is some truth to the saying "diamonds are a girl's best friend." Even the smallest stone can be polished to stand out, catching the light and drawing everyone's attention. However, many people have found that despite the versatility that comes with wearing pieces inlaid with diamonds, like rings, earrings and necklaces, some colors show the baubles off better than others.

For instance, wearing brighter colors can often drown out the effect of diamonds worn on accessories. From neons to metallics, the luster of the stone may not seem quite as bright in comparison.

However, at the Emmy Awards, numerous leading ladies did their accessories justice by wearing cement-colored gowns. Not to be confused with drab, shabby gray, the color can go well with nearly any complexion and provide a great starting block to show off diamond jewelry.

The Wendy Brandes Jewelry Blog notes that the color may look boring if done wrong, but it can be dressed up with the right accessories. For instance, the source highlights the look of Emily Van Camp, who paired a J. Mendel dress with a large diamond bangle, earrings and one ring. The accessories took center stage, gleaming beautifully against the subdued hue.