NAGS HEAD, NC - Designer Gail Kowalski of Nags Head was chosen by leading style expert and television personality Michael O’Conner to send a large assemblage of her jewelry designs to the Emmy Awards Style Lab Jewelry Suite in Hollywood, where elite celebrities were given the opportunity to select jewelry for the September 18 Emmys events. Over $30 million worth of jewelry from an elite group of jewelry brands was assembled. Eight designs by Jewelry by Gail were in the company of brands such as Dena Kemp, Leo Schachter, Shaftel Diamond Co., and Susan Eisen.
Television celebrities attending the event included Kate Flannery of The Office, Jane Lynch of Hollywood Game Night, Candice Patton of The Flash, Lesley Nichol of Downton Abbey, Melora Hardin of Transparent, Jamie Brewer of American Horror Story, Emayatzy Corinealdi of Roots, Kate Linder of The Young & the Restless, Angel Parker of The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and Adina Porter of True Blood, among others.
Gail’s designs received adulation from such celebrities as Emayatzy Corinealdi, who admired Gail’s long pair of spiraling gold and Amethyst earrings, named Stairway to Royalty. Kate Flannery was happy to be photographed wearing Ms. Kowalski's stunning Tahitian Bouquet black pearl neckpiece with carved black and white mother of pearl flowers and diamond accents. Candice Patton posed wearing Gail’s Satin Slipper Pearl Earrings. Adina Porter and Melora Hardin were among other celebrities who stopped to try on and be photographed wearing Gail’s designs as they considered what to wear on the red carpet.
As the big night drew near, three pieces were selected as loans to the celebrities. Alexandra Billings of Transparent received the Satin Slipper Pearl Earrings. Gail’s Mermaids Choice Necklace, including a gold Ribbon Collar and large South Sea pearl pendant, and Gail’s Rave Tube Earrings were selected for Laverne Cox of Orange is the New Black, or for Trace Lysette of Transparent. Although the Mermaids Choice Necklace and Rave Tube Earrings were certainly admired, the jewelry did not go with the dresses selected, and so they were not worn. However, Alexandra Billings’ mother admired the Satin Slipper earrings so much that she wore them to one of the Emmy Awards events!
Gail Kowalski is a thirty-nine year resident of the Outer Banks, who set up her first design shop in Nags Head in 1977. She has won numerous national and international awards and honors including both industry and Hollywood accolades. Her studio and retail store is Jewelry by Gail, Inc. in Gallery Row, Nags Head, online at jewelrybygail.com, and Facebook.