In addition to their show-stopping outfits, the star-studded attendees of the Met Gala 2021 also stole the spotlight with their dazzling jewellery pieces
The Met Gala 2021 finally happened at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13 after being postponed last year due to Covid-19. Every year, the star-studded attendees have always flaunted their fashionable outfits corresponding to the theme.
This year, the theme is “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” which honours the Costume Institute's 75th anniversary as well as their newest exhibition which opens to the public in the Anna Wintour Costume Center on September 18.
Besides their show-stopping outfits that embody the theme of American style, you also can’t help but notice their dazzling jewellery pieces that made their own statements. Here, we break down some of the best jewellery pieces that we can't help but lust after.
1. Anok Yai wears Ana Khouri
Fashion model, Anok Yai wore Ana Kouhri jewellery during the Met Gala. Her look included a brand new high jewellery piece, the Tourmaline Chain necklace.
2. Keke Palmer wears Ana Khouri
Actress, singer and Met Gala co-host, Keke Palmer sparkled while wearing Ana Khouri’s Ruby Link earrings at the event.
3. Ben Platt wears Boucheron
Actor, singer and composer Ben Platt wore Boucheron jewellery to pair with his Christian Cowen ensemble. He wore the Quatre Classique S ring, Quatre Radiant Edition L ring, Quatre Radiant Edition S ring as well as the Quatre Clou de Paris single clip earring.
4. Quannah Chasinghorse wears Navajo jewellery
Indigenous model and activist, Quannah Chasinghorse was a show-stopper with her jewellery pieces at the Met Gala. Chasingshore, who is Han Gwich’in and Oglala Lakota paid homage to her Indigenous roots with her turquoise earrings, necklaces and bracelets made by Navajo artists from across the Southwest. The jewellery pieces were from former Miss Navajo Nation and her aunt, Jocelyn Billy-Upshaw’s personal collection.
5. Karlie Kloss wears De Beers
Fashion model Karlie Kloss dazzles with her De Beers jewellery piece at the event. She wore Aria high jewellery earrings set in 18k white gold with 19.47 carats.
6. Lupita Nyong'o wears De Beers
Kenyan Mexican actress, Lupita Nyong’o stuns in her all-denim outfit which she paired with the De Beers jewellery including the Drops of Light, Adonis Rose rings and Classic Eternity line diamond bracelet.
7. Hunter Schafer wears AdaLioryn
American fashion model and actress, Hunter Schafer turned heads with her spider-like facial jewellery. The unique piece was made by jeweller and trans woman, Evangeline AdaLioryn whose eponymous jewellery brand made its debut at the Met Gala.
The piece on Schafer’s face is the Mermaid Wing brooch which was hand carved in wax, poured in white gold, and has a 12-carat natural aquamarine in the centre. It also has a white gold pin clip as well, for it to be worn on clothing.
8. Gemma Chan wears Harry Winston
British actress Gemma Chan paired her custom Prabal Gurung gown with jewellery pieces from Harry Winston. She wore the brand’s iconic Winston Cluster Wreath diamond necklace as well as the Ballroom Diamond Drop earrings and the River Diamond Ring.
9. Rose Leslie wears Harry Winston
Scottish actress Rose Leslie shone in her yellow gown at the event which she paired with Harry Winston sapphire and diamond pieces. Some of these include the sapphire and Diamond Cascade earrings, the Diamond Straight Line bracelet, the Sparkling Cluster Diamond ring and the Sunflower Diamond Ring.
While not a jewellery piece, her husband, Games of Thrones co-star and actor, Kit Harrington wore a Harry Winston watch on his right hand, the Midnight 42mm Automatic Timepiece in 18k white gold.
10. Michaela Coel wears Nikos Koulis
British actress, screenwriter, director, producer and singer, Michaela Coel wore two rings from Nikos Koulis’ Oui collection.
11. Rihanna wears Thelma West Jewellery and Bulgari
Singer and entrepreneur, Rihanna wore jewellery by Nigerian designer, Thelma West—her second time wearing West’s jewels. She wore the signature black ceramic and gold five-carat diamond Rebel Black ring. The piece is part of Sotheby’s upcoming Brilliant and Black exhibition this week.
Other than the Thelma West pieces, Rihanna also wore over 267 carats of Bulgari high jewellery collection and archival diamonds. She paired the high jewellery collection necklace with a Heritage collection necklace and two matching Heritage collection bracelets along with a single Bulgari high jewellery collection earring.
12. Megan Thee Stallion wears Fernando Jorge Jewellery
Rapper and songwriter, Megan Thee Stallion wore Fernando Jorge jewellery at the Met Gala. The specific piece is the Galaxy Ring which has Mother of Pearl and Diamonds in 18k yellow gold.
13. Emily Blunt wears Messika
British actress, Emily Blunt was radiant in her Messika jewellery pieces, wearing the Trapézistes earrings and Danseurs Aériens two-finger ring from the Voltige High Jewellery collection. She mixed that with the Roaring Diamonds bracelet.
14. Gabrielle Union wears Messika
Actress Gabrielle Union shone in her Messika jewellery as well, wearing the Diamond Spears necklace which has 70.88 carats of diamond and the Illusionnistes ring and the Wild Moon Ring.
15. Ciara wears Hoorsenbuhs
Singer Ciara wore two 4mm Infinite I Hoorsenbuhs rings stacked with her husband, Russell Wilsons' Super Bowl ring.
16. Margaret Qualley wears Chanel
Actress Margaret Qualley not only wore a Chanel dress from its SS20 Haute Coultre collection but she also wore jewellery from the brand including a Jeanne tiara in 18k white gold and diamonds, Motif Russe earrings, Endless Knot ring and Perles Désinvoltes bracelet.
17. Lily-Rose Depp wears Chanel
Actress, model and Chanel ambassador, Lily-Rose Depp wore a couple of the brand's fine jewellery pieces such as the Zina earrings and the Diamant Evanscent ring.
18. Blackpink's Rosé wears Saint Laurent
Rosé, the main vocalist of K-pop girl group Blackpink was decked Saint Laurent outfit and matching jewellery pieces. She wore twist earrings in oxidised silver-toned metal and crystal rhinestones as well a three clovers choker also oxidised silver and black and transparent metal.
19. Olivia Rodrigo wears Saint Laurent
Singer Olivia Rodrigo went for an all-black outfit but her silver earrings was a stand-out. The piece, chinky rhinestone earrings in silver metal, is from Saint Laurent.
20. Emma Raducanu wears Tiffany & Co.
Tennis player and new US Open winner, Emma Raducanu paired her Chanel outfit with Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger earrings and Tiffany Victoria rings.
21. Hailey Bieber wears Tiffany & Co.
Model Hailey Bieber dazzled in her Tiffany & Co. Blue Book diamond necklace and a variety of Tiffany True, Tiffany Soleste and Tiffany Embrace diamond rings.
22. Billie Eilish wears Cartier
Singer, songwriter and Met Gala co-chair, Billie Eilish wowed with her Marilyn Inspired-look. For her jewellery pieces, she was covered in Cartier including the brand's high jewellery earrings, Reflection de Cartier high jewellery bracelet, Cartier Essential Lines bracelet, Reflection de Cartier ring, Cartier Maillon Panthère ring wedding band and more.
23. Maisie Williams wears Cartier
British actress and Game of Thrones star, Maisie Williams wore plenty of Cartier jewellery pieces including the Panthère de Cartier earrings, Cartier [Sur]naturel high jewellery necklace and ring as well the Cartier Love ring.
24. Amanda Gorman wears Chopard
Poet, activist and Met Gala co-chair, Amanda Gorman selected 4.29-carat earrings from Chopard that has cushion-shaped sapphires, paired with a 1.77-carat cushion-shaped sapphire ring from the Haute Joaillerie collection.
25. Sharon Stone wears Chopard
Sharon Stone wore a pair of cushion-shaped emerald earrings from the Precious Lace collection, paired with rings from the Haute Joaillerie collection.
26. Eiza Gonzalez wears Bulgari
Mexican actress and Bulgari ambassador, Eiza Gonzalez wore the iconic Bulgari Serpenti high jewellery collection. She paired the yellow and white gold bracelet with earrings that has sapphire, rubies and diamonds and finished with a diamond and ruby ring.
27. Alicia Keys wears Van Cleef & Arpels
Singer-songwriter, Alicia Keys sparkled in her Van Cleef & Arpels all-diamond pieces which includes a Rayons Blancs necklace, À Cheval earrings and bracelet, and Perlée cuff bracelet.