The best jewellery at the Met Gala 2023

At this year's Met Gala, which was an homage to Karl Lagerfeld, the A-listers glistened in diamonds and pearls. Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Lily James, Cardi B, Jessica Chastain, Ariana De Bose and Lily Collins shone in precious creations by heritage jewellers Cartier, Bulgari, Tiffany, De Beers, Gucci and Boucheron

2 May 2023

By Kim Parker

Sure, Choupette in various guises was there, too. But in keeping with the monochrome looks dedicated to the career of Karl Lagerfeld at this year’s Met Gala, diamonds and pearls shone out as the jewels of the moment.

Anna Hathaway
Anne Hathaway opted for Bulgari jewellery

Far from her fictional role as a star as a ‘mark’ who unwittingly aids in the theft of precious diamonds from the Met Gala in the film Ocean’s 8, Anne Hathaway chose to wear a Bulgari high jewellery necklace and bracelet, both crafted from yellow gold set with an ancient silver coins and pavé diamonds.

Rihanna met gala
Rihanna also opted for Bulgari jewellery for the Met Gala 2023

Rihanna also opted to adorn herself in Bulgari jewels, selecting an intricate platinum necklace of cultured Akoya pearls, round white diamonds and pear-shaped diamond drops.

Lily James at the Met Gala
Lily James chose De Beers diamonds for her red carpet appearance

British star Lily James went for white diamonds by De Beers, choosing an enormous pair of ascher-cut diamond stud earrings and duo of diamond necklaces, including a strand of white diamonds and a pear-cut central stone taken from a transformable high jewellery necklace.

Halle Bailey met gala
Halle Bailey chose De Beers diamonds at the Met Gala

The Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey looked every inch the Disney princess in delicate white lace, accented with dramatic drop earrings in 18k white gold, set with gleaming round cut diamonds.

Serena Williams
Serena Williams attends The Met Gala 2023 in Tiffany jewels

Serena Williams positively glowed in a Paloma Picasso-designed Olive Leaf Torsade pearl necklace, a triple-stranded Ziegfeld collection pearl necklace and platinum and diamond earrings, all by Tiffany & Co.

Cardi B met gala
Cardi B at The Mark Hotel before the 2023 Met Gala in Anabela Chan jewellery

Oh ma gah! Cardi B showcased two show-stopping looks for the gala. The first was a powder-pink corseted confection by Miss Sohee, which the musician accessorised with a bespoke Raindrop choker by London-based jeweller, Anabela Chan. The spectacular piece consisted of over 20-carats of lab-grown diamonds set in recycled 18k gold and silver with cultured freshwater pearls and repurposed mother-of-pearl paste pearls.

Florence Pugh Met Gala 2023
Florence Pugh attends The 2023 Met Gala in Tiffany & Co. pearls and diamonds

A freshly shaven-headed Florence Pugh also added extra drama to her Valentino ensemble with Tiffany & Co jewels, choosing not one, but two pairs of platinum and cultured South Sea pearl and diamond earrings and a spectacular wrist stacks of white diamond and pearl tennis bracelets, all topped off with two chunky diamond rings – one set with an 11-carat diamond, and the other with a round diamond weighing over 6-carats.

Ariana DeBose met gala
Ariana DeBose attends The 2023 Met Gala in Bucherer jewellery

Actor and singer Ariana DeBose was a ray of sunshine in pendant diamond earrings and a fistful of brilliant, cushion and oval-cut diamond rings, all by Bucherer.

Lily Collins Met Gala 2023
Lily Collins attends the 2023 Costume Institute Benefit in Cartier jewellery

Lily Collins was back from Paris and attended the gala in an array of Cartier jewels, including a dramatic high jewellery necklace from an as-yet-unveiled collection in platinum, diamonds and onyx, plus a matching pair of earrings, a white gold and diamond ring and a separate ring with parrots crafted from white gold, diamonds, black ceramic, sapphires and emeralds.

Michelle Yeoh Met Gala
Michelle Yeoh attends the 2023 Costume Institute Benefit in Cartier jewellery

The ever-fabulous Michelle Yeoh also opted for a suite of shimmering Cartier diamonds, choosing a transformable high jewellery necklace crafted from platinum and diamonds, earrings and a swirled white gold, diamond and onyx ring.

Amanda Seyfried Met Gala
Amanda Seyfried attends the 2023 Costume Institute Benefit in Cartier

Amanda Seyfried was a vision in rose gold, matching the fringed fabric of her mini dress with Cartier’s diamond-studded Agrafe earrings, ring and elaborate bib necklace.

Nicole Kidman met gala 2023
Nicola Kidman wears Harry Winston to the Met Gala 2023

Clad in a frothy pink gown not unlike the one she wore in her famous Chanel No.5 advert, Nicole Kidman stepped out in a pair of platinum chandelier earrings set with 16.64 carats of diamonds, plus a matching diamond cluster ring weighing 2.33 carats, both by Harry Winston.

Viola Davis Met Gala
Viola Davis attends The 2023 Met Gala in Boucheron diamonds

Viola Davis embellished her fabulous fuchsia dress with a sprinkling of Boucheron diamonds, choosing a pair of white gold and diamond hoop earrings, a matching white gold and diamond bracelet and two sparkling diamond rings by the Parisian jeweller.

Olivia Wilde Met Gala
Olivia Wilde attends The 2023 Met Gala in Boucheron

Don’t worry darling, Olivia Wilde was here for the diamonds, too. Wilde adorned herself with the maker’s yellow gold Vendôme pendant earrings with pavé and pear-cut diamonds, plus two sparkling yellow and white gold and diamond rings.

Rita Ora met gala
Rita Ora attends The 2023 Met Gala in stacks of gold and diamond bangles

We loved the more is more approach that Rita Ora took on the red carpet. The singer embellished her gothic black gown with pearl-studded nail chains, plus a pair of diamond chandelier earrings and sparkling stacks of engraved gold, diamond and pearl cuffs by Italian jeweller, Buccellati.

Irina Shayk
Irina Shayk attends the 2023 Costume Institute Benefit in a custom Ana Khouri necklace

Dramatic collar necklaces were totally a thing, perhaps in homage to Karl Lagerfeld’s signature starched white collar. Model Irina Shayk dazzled in a customised collar necklace from Ana Khouri with pear-cut diamond drops.

Jessica Chastain at the Met Gala
Jessica Chastain attends The 2023 Met Gala in Gucci jewellery

Alongside Karl-esque sunglasses and a platinum blonde wig, Jessica Chastain sported a white diamond sautoir from Gucci with a sparkling horse bit motif, plus diamond and imperial topaz rings.

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