Best jewels at the 2023 MTV VMAs

Outrageous outfits and great jewels were spotted at the MTV VMAs last night. From Taylor Swift's gold necklaces and Bebe Rexha's vintage earrings to Justin Timberlake's Tiffany & Co. starfish pin, we count down our favourites

13 September 2023

By Kim Parker

As always, there were some very ‘out there’ outfits on display at the 2023 MTV VMAs in New York last night. But there were also plenty of dazzling diamond jewels to be seen on the bright pink carpet, too. Here, we count down our favourites…

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift at the VMAs
Taylor Swift attends the 2023 MTV VMAs (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Tay Tay turned up in a glittering array of layered jewels, including a vintage onyx, gold and diamond Van Cleef & Arpels cocktail ring (which apparently lost its central diamond during the awards ceremony), a diamond eternity necklace by Anita Ko, vintage gold and diamond necklaces from Joseph Saidian & Sons and Maria Tash hoop earrings.

Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion at the MTV VMAs 2023
Megan Thee Stallion attends the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Megan Thee Stallion paired her custom black dress by Brandon Blackwood with a galaxy of white diamonds from Jacob & Co – a diamond ‘Waterfall’ choker and matching cuff, plus rings and diamond stud earrings.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez at the VMAs
Radiant in red: Selena Gomez at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for MTV)

Gomez accessorised her scarlet Oscar de la Renta gown with a suite of floral-motif diamond jewels by Italian jewellers, Pasquale Bruni.

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake (and his fellow former *NSYNC members) speak onstage during the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)

Timberlake may have gone for a more understated look than most, but it was all the better for letting his sparkling Tiffany & Co jewels stand out. The singer adorned himself in the New York jeweller’s HardWear graduated link necklace and Lock bangle, both in white gold and diamonds, plus a stainless steel Atlas 37.5mm watch and a Sterling Silver Elsa Peretti Starfish pin.

Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish at the VMAs
Tiffany Haddish attends the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for MTV)

Haddish looked to Parisian-based jewellers REZA for her suite of shimmering diamond pieces, including the maison’s bestselling Ruban ring design.

Bebe Rexha

Bebe Rexha at the VMAs
Bebe Rexha attends the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (Photo by Catherine Powell/Getty Images for MTV)

Singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha attended the VMAs in a Madonna-like leather bustier dress, accessorised with vintage jewels from Joseph Saidian & Sons. She chose a pair of emerald and diamond fringed chandelier earrings, plus a pair of Art Deco diamond bracelets.

Doja Cat

Doja Cat
Doja Cat attended the 2023 VMAs in a barely-there cobweb gown (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for MTV)

Perhaps Doja Cat was influenced by the ceremony’s proximity to Halloween next month, and accessorised her cobwebbed dress with a diamond snake cuff from Nicole Rose and diamond spider earrings by Yeprem.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for MTV)

Lovato paired her fairly sombre, all-black ensemble with a pair of pyramid earrings by Ofira.

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