Aug. 29, 2010 - Los Angeles, California, USA - Aug 29, 2010 - Los Angeles, California, USA - Actress PADMA LAKSHMI  at the The 62nd Prime Time Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theater, Los Angeles. © Red Carpet Pictures

A week ago, while browsing through the Emmy Awards 2010 red carpet photos, I knew of three women who already had a spot in our Best Dressed List in the bag. While January Jones and Clare Danes captivated me with their dresses, it is Padma Lakshmi’s oh-so-unique statement necklace that drew my attention. Very cleverly, Lakshmi let the necklace outshine her simple, but elegant navy strapless dress.

The necklace, I immediately discovered, is dubbed as Masai necklace and it is only one part of her amazing and vast, new jewelry line. What I like most about the necklace is that very nonchalantly, it infuses the look with exoticism whilst keeping the ethnic trend in the modern realm. As a matter of fact, that’s a good way to describe Padma Lakshmi’s entire collection – tasteful, modern, exotic. As long as, like her, you keep your outfit minimal and let the jewelry do the talking, you are sure to make an impression.

Padma Lakshmi’s new jewelry line is now available at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.

Read Padma Lakshmi’s recent interview with Glamour here and visit for more information.

Padma Lakshmi Masai Necklace
10K Masai necklace w/ citrine, pyrite, Nav charm & horn; 10K Masai necklace w/ pyrite, garnet, Nav charm & horn; 10K Masai necklace w/ grey pearl, pyrite, Nav charm & horn | Courtesy Photo

Padma Lakshmi Black Spinel Choker and Snake Lariat
10K black spinel choker w/ pyrite, slate silver & onyx pave; 10K & slate silver snake lariat w/ emerald & garnet | Courtesy Photo