Met Gala 2022: The most gorgeous diamond looks
The Met Gala red carpet is famous for over-the-top fashion moments that will have people talking for days. Of course, we always look forward to watching gorgeous gowns whizz down the red carpet. Or to see an exciting suit redefining the meaning of tailored chic. But what we love the most are those eye-catching, jaw-dropping, gasp-worthy diamond jewelry that is sure to be on display for the world!
Particularly in 2022, fashion’s biggest night out seemingly upped the level of every fine diamond jewelry lover. The theme for the night was ‘gilded glamour.’ The theme made it obvious that the stars will not leave any stones unturned to look like their most glamorous self while walking up that famous staircase.
From maximalist gems to extravagant diamond jewelry sets, crowns, and tiaras (the night out calls for glamour!), let us check out some stunning jewelry collections of the night!
Let us explore some famous Diamond Jewelry looks from the red carpet!
We love it when an A-lister like Billie Eilish is loyal to the theme of ‘gilded glamour.’ The outfit chosen by her made her look like she came straight out of a Gilded Age painting. She wore a custom Gucci corseted gown and diamond jewelry from Fred Leighton. Her look included a diamond swag brooch in platinum from the early 20th century. Also, diamond necklaces circa 1900, a gaggle of rings from the early 20th century, and round diamond pendant earrings from the 1910s.
Kim Kardashian pulled the most iconic move and set history in the Met Gala of 2022. She was seen wearing a Jean Louis-designed dress. The same dress was last seen on Marilyn Monroe when she sang “Happy Birthday” to JFK in 1962. This feat can only be pulled off by someone as powerful as Kim. She adorned herself with diamond jewelry from Cartier Essential Lines. An 18-karat white gold diamond earring was seen on this gorgeous diva! Cartier Essential Lines is not promoting Lab grown Diamond Jewelry as of now but is planning to start soon.
The American singer and actress Vanessa Hudgens was one of the co-hosts of Vogue for this year’s gala. She was seen in an all-black chiffon and lace Moschino gown. Diamond jewelry pieces from Messika High Jewelry highlighted her gown. Seen in a distinctively intricate look, the designs of the diamond were in various shapes and sizes. The diamonds were studded in an extremely delicate lacework setting and precious metal filigree. Diamond jewelry sets included ring stacks on both hands, diamond bracelets, and diamond chandelier earrings.
The co-chair of the Met Gala, Blake Lively, took inspiration from iconic New York City landmarks while designing her outfit. She honored the Empire State Building and the constellation at Grand Central Station through her Versace dress. In addition, she was inspired by Lady Liberty for her Lorraine Schwartz tiara and earrings. The seven tiers of the tiara depicted the seven rays on the Statue of Liberty’s crown, while the 25 stones on her tiara depicted the 25 windows on the Statue. Schwartz described the diamond jewelry design as nude color diamonds and Paraiba in a customized tiara made to depict the Statue of Liberty and complement nude diamond earrings.
The Asian actress, Michelle Yeoh, made her eye-catching appearance on the red carpet wearing a spectacular and sumptuous necklace named Forest valley. The diamond necklace was from the latest jewelry collection from the Tasaki brand. Prabal Gurung, the creative director of the collection as well as a fashion designer, is the creator of Yeoh’s upcycled gown.
The beautifully curated Forest Valley necklace is a stylish and poetic vision of foliage. The necklace featured cascading pearls and gemstones in a cool, silvery, blue hue. It also included black south sea pearls, Akoya pearls, tourmaline, sapphires, shimmering diamonds, tourmaline, beryl, and aquamarine. To complete her look of contemporary luxury, Michelle Yeoh wore a Richard Mille jeweled watch as well.
The supermodel Gigi Hadid complemented her futuristic outfit with luxurious diamond pieces in classic styling. She wore a necklace that was from Chopard’s Haute Joaillerie Collection. Her stunning diamond jewelry was made of large black pearls. The necklace also consisted of a beautifully matched rose-colored overtone and enchanting lustre. Chopard Haute is now extensively promoting Lab grown diamonds as an ethical collection of diamonds.
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade
The power couple Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade wore matching white outfits that looked extremely picturesque and eye-catching. They complemented their Versace ensembles with diamonds from Tiffany and Co. Dwyane’s diamond tennis necklace and Union’s diamond drop earrings perfectly define a couple’s jewelry goals.
The American influencer and Youtuber Emma Chamberlain is the brand new brand ambassador of Cartier. She stunned everyone with her vintage Cartier diamond and platinum tiara, made in 1911. In addition, she wore the traditional Kokoshnik tiara associated with the Cartier collection.
The equally sumptuous diamond choker was also by Cartier and was a vintage piece from the brand’s collection. However, the choker has a historical fact behind it. It belonged to the Maharaja of Patiala, the late Sir Maharaja Yadavindra Singh. The wealthy ruler of Punjab, India, employed many opulent jewelry pieces from Cartier.
The American supermodel and actress Amber Valletta chose the Italian brand Buccellati’s high jewelry collection for her red carpet jewelry. Buccellati’s signature design includes intricate filigree designs inspired by well-crafted textured metalwork and Venetian lace. Valletta perfectly showcased the exquisite design of the jewelry. The diamond jewelry pieces worn by her included a South Sea Pearl. It also had diamond bangles, necklaces, rings, and bracelets from the brand.
Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson
A stunning couple requires stunning diamonds! The gorgeous couple Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson made their debut at Met Gala in a Gucci ensemble and jewelry. It was only obvious since Jodie became the face of Gucci high jewelry in 2021. Her burlesque-inspired outfit was playful and completed with beautiful diamond rings, bangles, and earrings. Joshua Jackson was seen in a Gatsby-inspired suit, complementing it with diamond jewelry and pinky rings.
Emily In Paris star Ashley Park amped up her ostrich feather Prabal Gurung outfit and hot pink corset with extravagant diamonds from Jacob & Co. Her diamond jewelry look featured layers of colossal diamond earrings and diamond necklaces that descended like a waterfall. The dramatic diamond set added that touch of glamour and sophistication to her hot pink corset.
The Euphoria star, Maude Apatow walked the red carpet in a sheer, off-the-shoulder black gown from the brand Miu Miu. She completed her gorgeous look with a grand diamond choker and diamond drop earrings from Cartier. The bold red lips and the six-layered diamond choker was the highlight of her gorgeous outfit.
In this year’s Met Gala, Bridgeton star Simon Ashley kept it simple in a black and gold Moschino outfit. She ensured through her simple dress that all eyes fixated on her De Beers Light Rays Collar. The Collar was made of 4.22 carat fancy brownish yellow radiant cut diamond as a center stone with matching earrings. The elegant diamond jewelry gift chosen by Ashley beautifully matched her simple and refined outfit.
Regé-Jean Page looks handsome and dashing in everything he wears, and his look on the red carpet of the Met Gala was no exception. He wore a blue Armani suit with a customized diamond, white gold, and midnight aquamarine brooch from Graziela. The beautiful diamond brooch was cheery on top of his dashing Armani suit.
For someone as beautiful as Eiza, glamour comes naturally to her. She adorned herself with Bulgari diamonds, a white feather, and matching earrings to complete her fashionable look.
Are diamond ties making a comeback this year? We saw a diamond tie on the red carpet of the Met Gala for the second time, and we loved it! The Belgian singer and songwriter Stromae’s diamond tie was from the band Cartier. The stunning diamond tie added that right touch of glamour to the red carpet.
Kacey Musgraves can carry any outfit, including an ode to Audrey Hepburn, a British actress. Musgraves pulled off De Beers High Jewelry and bejewelled Prada dress. The Motlatse Marvel Necklace looks gorgeous on her, coupled with diamond bracelets over opera gloves.
The American songwriter and singer Maggie Rogers complimented her simple evening outfit with a pair of pearl and diamond earrings. The diamond jewelry was from Chanel’s high jewelry collection. The sculptural lion heads are studded in diamond in gold dangled strands of white pearls placed with pave-set small diamonds on both sides. The entire look of the earring looks stunning.
The winner of the Met Gala of 2022 is Billie Eilish, who won everyone’s hearts with her goth punk and silk corset gown. Of course, the arrivals on the red carpet are heavily videoed, photographed, and live-streamed. But what happens after that – well, let’s say that remains a big secret!