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The Netflix original series called "The Politician" includes actress Gwyneth Paltrow wearing some beautiful jewelry, as her character Georgina, by Alex Soldier. Soldier has been a jewelry designer since he began his career in the U.S. in 1990. One of the pieces featured on the show is Soldier's gold Swan drop earrings with lemon citrine and pink sapphires.

In an interview regarding the jewelry and why it was chosen, Claire and Lily Parkinson sat down with Forbes to discuss their costume designing process.

Why did you choose the Alex Soldier jewelry—was it to help define the character of Georgina that Paltrow plays?

When asked why Alex Soldier was the specific choice for Paltrow's character, the pair said, “The jewelry chosen for Gwyneth’s character Georgina is always selected to complement the head-to-toe look. We emphasized bold colors like pinks and greens, influenced by 1970's California. Alex Soldier’s pieces were a great fit for the show and helped tell the story we wanted to tell through the character’s wardrobe. Georgina is a woman who is always ready to go to a charity event, day or night. Her clothing has a sense of freeness and a casual elegance that really is heightened by the jewelry she wears.” 

They were then asked if there had been any noticeable jewelry changes from season to season. “In Season 2, Georgina has now entered the political sphere and we had to adapt her wardrobe to reflect that," they said. "We dressed her in more suitings, but still wanted to keep her wardrobe aspirational and a bit playful when she is off the campaign trail. Her jewelry is a bit more serious at times, but we still paired some exciting and strong eccentric pieces for moments when she is seen in caftans, gowns, and jumpsuits. In the moments and scenes where Georgina is showing her more buttoned up political side, her jewelry is seemingly more serious, but still has a natural and organic quality.”

When asked if there was anything specific about Soldier's jewelry that resonated with them as costume designers, they said, “When choosing the Alex Soldier earrings in both seasons, we wanted to find pieces that were just as bold as the outfit. Lily, my assistant designer / sister and I loved that the brand makes pieces with responsibly sourced materials as well. The floral earrings we used in Season 2 were just so beautiful, made with pearls and opals, imbuing the pieces with a shine that really popped on camera and complimented the Monique Lhuillier halter style dress. We also loved the floral design element, connecting with the character and story’s emphasis on sustainability within our world's environment.”

Information originally sourced from Forbes.