This year, the Met Gala will examine the American identity and ultimately celebrate its fashion with the theme. The biggest no-no of the night is not adhering to the theme, so here at 64Facets, we can’t wait to see how jewelry, gemstones, and, most importantly, diamonds are infused with the celebration of American fashion.
Maybe we’ll see some stars adorned with tennis bracelets and necklaces, as they were popularized by the famous American tennis star Chris Evert during the 1987 US Open championship. It might be fun to see one of our favorite celebrities embrace their Western cow-girl or cow-boy and show up with diamond spurs and a gemstone bolo tie. Of course, maybe the most quintessential characteristic of the U.S. is its diversity and celebration of other cultures. So we can’t wait to see how different cultural identities are interwoven with Americanism through the lens of jewelry.
Ahead of the festivities, we look back to see our favorite jewelry pieces from past Met Galas. Of course, we always love to hear from you. Share your favorite looks from the Met Galas in the comment section below.
Jennifer Lopez - 2019
How can you start a list without JLO? Answer: you can't. Lopez made a statement when she arrived at the Met Gala dripping in gemstones. She wore vintage diamond chandelier earrings (29.59 carats), two cluster diamond bracelets (approximately 67 carats), and a cushion-cut diamond ring (15.99 carats). At 129.48 carats, the cushion-cut purple sapphire surrounded by pear and marquise-shaped diamonds stole the show. All by Harry Winston.
Beyonce - 2014
Wearing custom-made Lorraine Schwartz earrings, Beyoncé arrived at the 2014 Met Gala demonstrating how fierce and elegant black diamond jewelry is. She paired her black diamonds with a matching mesh veil and a plunging v-neck dress. She topped off her provocative look with a dark lip because when wearing black diamonds, edginess is everything.
Bella Hadid - 2019
At the 2019 Met Gala, Bella Hadid exhibited that sometimes more is more. Although her Moschino dress and gloves were bedazzled in faux jewelry, her Lorraine Schwartz earrings and ring were diamond and emerald. 90 carats and 40 carats respectively.
Princess Diana - 1996
Before the Met Gala became the fashion event of the year, the looks were a bit more understated and subtle, but that didn’t stop Princess Diana from wowing the red carpet. The seven-strand pearl choker with a sapphire pendant surrounded by diamonds was originally a broach given to her by the Queen Mother. She paired the necklace with sapphire and diamond cluster drop earrings, reportedly a gift from the then Crown Prince Fuad of Saudi Arabia. In addition to the necklace and earrings, in the left-hand photo, you can spot her sapphire diamond engagement ring and bracelets.
Sarah Paulson - 2019
For the 2019 Met Gala Camp: Notes on Fashion, Sarah Paulson arrived in gorgeous tassel earrings by David Morris. The white gold earrings had a briolette cut diamond and below hung pear and marquise cut tops. Wrapped around her finger, she wore the Rose Cut toi et moi ring, also by David Morris.
Alexa Chung - 2018
The theme for the 2018 Met Gala was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, and Alexa Chung did not disappoint, pulling inspiration from Anne Boleyn and Catherine of Aragon. Her necklace, by Buccellati, features drop-shaped pearls with 261 rose-cut diamonds, totaling 300 carats. She finished off her look with a pair of white gold earrings set with diamonds and pearls.
Lauren Santo Domingo - 2014
Lauren Santo Domingo, the founder of Moda Operandi, stunned at the Met Gala. Known for her gorgeous jewelry moments, 2017 did not disappoint. Santo Domingo layered her Proenza Schouler choker with a vintage diamond necklace. To accompany the ensemble, she made a statement with chandelier earrings. Both the diamond necklace and earrings are Nina Runsdorf.
Naomi Campbell - 2019
Pretty in pink? More like statuesque in pink. Adorned in a lilac gown by Valentino with a feather cape, Naomi Campbell served fierce looks for 2019’s first Monday in May. But what we really couldn’t take our eyes off of were the vintage BVLGARI ruby and diamond bracelets. Although the number of carats is unknown, we can tell you that the 1959 iconic bracelet has previously been worn on the red carpet by Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner, and Reese Witherspoon.
Create your Own Red Carpet Look with 64Facets
The Met Gala is the event to be seen and photographed, so we recommend you make a statement with your 64Facets Jewelry.
For a true jewelry indulgence, you can’t go wrong with the Eclat Diamond Spiked Studs. Unique and striking, these studs are an explosion of light that will no doubt steal the show.
Create a choker with our versatile Ethereal Rose Cut Diamond Chain, and pair it with a neckline of your choosing because this necklace goes with everything.
Accessorize with some glitter and slip on our Scallop Diamond Tennis Bracelet for a refined and elegant look.
There’s no rule saying your necklace has to run along your neckline. And if there was, the Met Gala is meant for taking risks and breaking rules. Own your red carpet moment and let your diamonds and gemstones cascade down your back.
Hoops are unmistakably feminine and powerful. Small or large. Thin or thick. Encrusted or bare. The only constant with hoops is its beautiful sculpted curvature. Wear our gorgeous Elements Gemstone and Diamond Hoop Earrings and sparkle all night long.
White diamonds are our signature, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love some color in our gemstones. For a fun night like the Met Gala, get whimsical! Play with color and check out our Elements Collection. Choose between Sapphire, Ruby, or Emerald to complement your white diamonds.
Bangles were created to be the ultimate arm candy. Derived from the Indian word, Bangali, it means “the ornament that adorns the arm.” So adorn your arms and check out our Scallop Diamond Bangle Bracelet and Stardust Cosmos Bangle.
We want to hear from you! Share your favorite 64Facet red carpet looks below.