Jewelry That Lit up the 2021 Met Gala

Jewelry That Lit up the 2021 Met Gala

At this year’s long-awaited Met Gala, stars stunned in head-turning gowns–as per usual. However, celebrities brought just as much of their A-game when it came to accessorizing themselves.

From Anna Wintour’s chunky choker necklace to Rihanna’s sparkling headpiece, the jewelry lit up the evening like sparkling stars in the sky.

Here are a few standout looks from the Met Gala 2021.

Rihanna’s Sparkling Headpiece

Forever the fashion queen, Rihanna stole the show with her sparkling headpiece, collar, and earrings shining against her black ensemble. She paired her dramatic look with a beanie hat, injecting those Rihanna vibes we all know and love.

Get the look: Cartier’s High Jewelry Hair Ornament.


Yara Shahidi’s Cartier Jewels

Yara Shahidi brought major sparkle to the red carpet with her Cartier Sixieme Sens High Jewelry Transitional Necklace with white and yellow diamonds, part of which is worn in her hair, and onyx Cartier High Jewelry Earrings in platinum and diamonds. She looked simply stunning.

Get the look: Tiffany’s Mixed Cluster Drop Earrings.


Olivia Rodrigo’s Oversized Statement Earrings

Olivia Rodrigo made her Met Gala debut in a sheer lace Saint Laurent jumpsuit accessorized with dramatic diamond dangle earrings. As a first-timer at this prestigious event, the star didn’t keep things low key. The 18-year-old went all out with her daring catsuit and oversized lobe danglers—it was certainly an outfit to remember.

Get the look: Bvlgari’s Serpenti Earrings with Pave Diamonds.


Anna Wintour’s Chunky Choker Necklace

The Vogue editor-in-chief arrived to the gala in a floral Oscar de la Renta gown teamed with a stunning statement necklace. The oversized, chunky choker perfectly contrasted the ruffled neckline of her gown, delivering a positively elegant look.

Get the look: Chanel’s Metal Imitation Pearls and Strass Choker.


Gigi Hadid’s Bold Diamond Necklace

Gigi Hadid stepped out for the Met Gala brandishing red mermaid hair, a monochromic gown, and a bold diamond necklace. Elegant yet statement-making, the model radiated old Hollywood glamor at the Met gala.

Get the look: David Yurman’s Night Petal Necklace in White Gold with Diamonds.


Hunter Schafer’s Striking Headpiece

Nobody wants to blend in at the Met Gala. It’s a game of who can make the biggest statement while still looking extremely stylish.

Hunter Schafer did a fantastic job at standing out among the crowd with her sci-fi-inspired outfit featuring a metallic two-piece, alien contact lenses, and mesmerizing face jewelry.

Get the look: Iris Van Herpen’s Earthrise Collection.


Jennifer Lopez’s Western Trio

Jennifer Lopez took things to a whole new level when she arrived at the gala sporting a Western look in Ralph Lauren accessorized with western-style jewelry. It was definitely a bold move, but that’s what Lopez is known for. She doesn’t play things safe when it comes to style.

Get the look: Gucci’s Leather Choker with Double G.


These are just a few of the sensational looks seen on the red carpet. Julia Garner, Kendall Jenner, Emily Blunt, Amanda Gorman, Megan Fox, and Iman also wowed in gorgeous gowns and dazzling jewels.

The Met Gala 2021 certainly lived up to our expectations. In fact, I think I’m going to have to say it exceeded them!


About The Author


Debbie Azar is the Co-Founder and President of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, and a distinguished leader in the global diamond and jewelry industry. As an executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries, her entrepreneurial skills and vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide, establishing 13 leading-edge gemological facilities on four continents. She currently serves on the boards of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Responsible Jewellery Council, and Jewelers for Children, and is a member of the 24 Karat Club of New York. She has been featured in Forbes, Daily Mail, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, Fox5, CBS2, BOLDTV, Varney&Co, The Street, and NASDAQ, among others.

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