The Met Gala is all about those head-turning gowns, sure. The outfits — and how they apply to this year’s theme “In America: A Lexicon In Fashion” — tend to take the spotlight. But, you can also bet that the jewelry at the 2021 Met Gala is going to be some of the best you’ll see all year. While the first Monday in May has been swapped for the second one in September this year, you can expect designers, celebrities, and models (coming off of New York Fashion Week no less) to bring their A-game when it comes to frosting themselves.
Second to only The Oscars in red carpet fashion, the Met Gala marks an occasion when those walking up the stairs of New York’s Metropolitan Museum can embrace a more playful side of fashion. Ilana Glazer’s choice to wear a light pink gown with bright emerald baubles is a prime example of the kind of out-of-the-box thinking that this occasion will bring. But, not everyone is going for blinding diamonds and maximum karats. In fact, Anna Wintour embraced one of the Fall 2021 runways’ biggest jewelry trends — chunky choker necklaces. If you’re ready to see a level of sparkle that may just blind you through the computer screen, read on for the brightest and boldest jewelry from the biggest night in fashion.
Rihanna’s sparkling collar, earrings, and headpiece shone starkly against her black ensemble.
Hadid accentuated her monochromatic look with a bold diamond necklace.
This whole look counts as jewelry from head to toe.
The actor chose to layer a range of dainty jeweled pieces from De Beers with her denim look.
Rodrigo chose a pair of oversized statement earrings to go with her sheer bodysuit.
Jenner chose a bold choker that coordinated with her crystal look.
Schafer skipped the standard jewelry for a headpiece worn on her forehead.
It was an unexpected choice to lean into multicolor earrings by Tasaki, on Diane Kruger, the look was flawless.
Hudson opted for two coordinated necklaces — one with a clear diamond and one with a pink stone.
The actor paired a retro red lip with angular statement earrings.
Lopez embraced a Western look in Ralph Lauren, matching her jewelry to the ensemble.
Harrier’s Met Gala look included bold sea fan earrings from Tiffany & Co. worn with her Altuzarra dress.
Ora’s shimmering De Beers baubles matched her sparkling Prada look.
Kaling opted for a pair of purple and gold statement earrings for the evening.
Blunt’s starry headpiece and chunky necklace were unexpected, but elegant together.
Danes took things to the next level by introducing an ear cage fro Tasaki into the mix.
It’s hard to know where to look between Erivo’s stunning (and huge) rings, dragon necklace, and sparkling hoops.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Ross’ Tiffany & Co. jewelry, which included ear clips, a ring, and diamond bracelets, peeked out subtly from her Balenciaga look.
The combination of headdress and dangling earrings was a standout choice.
Reid chose to layer pink and red necklaces together in a play to match her colorful red carpet ensemble.
The actor embraced a goth look for the evening, donning small diamond hoops and a diamond choker with emerald center stone all from Cartier.
The model’s elegant Saint Laurent dress was made all the more glamorous with the addition of Tiffany & Co. baubles.
Shahidi brought major sparkle to the red carpet opting for Cartier Sixiéme Sens High Jewelry Transitional necklace with white and yellow diamonds, and onyx Cartier High Jewelry earrings with platinum and diamonds.
Eilish added more drama to her peach gown by styling it with thirty Cartier diamond pieces including rings, bracelets, and earrings.
A sparkling collar was the perfect addition to this shimmering ensemble made in partnership between Area and Swarovski.
Emhoff let her Stella McCartney look shine, keeping her jewelry pared-back to simple Cartier earrings and layered rings.
Actor Julia Garner also kept her jewelry simple, opting for mismatched sapphire, ruby, and diamond rings and delicate dangling earrings layered on both ears from Harry Winston.
Kloss chose floral earrings from De Beers to match her red dress with a swirled petal-like collar.
Williams’ dramatic Swarovski earrings added a colorful twist to contrast her bold red gown.
Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion’s statement ring — Fernando Jorge’s galaxy ring — is hard to look away from.
Grimes went for a futuristic look with dangling droplet earrings.
Co-chair Amanda Gorman coordinated her shimmering makeup to her shimmering hairpiece and diamond and sapphire earrings and ring.
Vogue EIC Wintour chose an oversized, chunky choker necklace to contrast the ruffled neckline of her floral gown.
The co-chair took a non-traditional jewelry approach, layering two vintage Cartier brooches from the 1920s onto his white trousers.
Palmer’s chunky chain earrings with red gemstones by Anna Khouri stood out against her shimmering turtleneck Sergio Hudson gown.
To tie in her retro, shimmering look, Chamberlain opted for simple round earrings.
The Broad City actor contrasted her light gown with emerald jewelry.
Wintour’s daughter chose a single strand of diamonds around her neck and drop earrings made of diamonds and rubies.