The Best Met Gala Jewellery
From Cassie’s extraordinary earring to Karolina Kurkova dazzling in Harry Winston diamonds, we revisit the most extraordinary jewellery to grace the Met Gala’s red carpet over the years.
Cassie wore a custom-made diamond ear piece by Indonesian designer Rinaldy Yunardi at the Met Gala in 2017.
In 2017, the Met Gala theme was ‘avant garde’, inspired by Comme des Garcons. Sarah Paulson wore sapphire earrings by Irene Neuwirth.
Bella Hadid wore two Serpenti High Jewellery diamond bracelets with matching Serpenti ear studs by Bulgari at the Met Gala in 2017.
For the Comme des Garcons-themed Met Gala 2017, Jennifer Lopez wore over 150 carats of Harry Winston diamonds including 42.54-carat vintage diamond earrings from 1963, a 57.30-carat vintage diamond bracelet from 1956, a further 45.05-carat diamond bracelet and four diamond rings.
Kate Bosworth wore a high jewellery headpiece by Dolce & Gabbana at the ‘Manus x Machina’-themed Met Gala in 2016.
The standout jewel of the 2016 Met Gala was the diamond peacock brooch that Uma Thurman wore clipped to her Ralph Lauren dress. The brooch was created by Cartier in 1948 as a special order.
Blake Lively wore coral and diamond earrings by her red-carpet favourite, Lorraine Schwartz, at the 2016 Met Gala.
The theme of 2015’s Met Gala was ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ so there was an oriental note to much of the jewellery, including the vintage carved jade and diamond earrings from Fred Leighton worn by Karlie Kloss.
Karen Elson went all out at the Met Gala in 2015, wearing a gold floral headpiece inspired by a traditional Chinese bridal crown, along with regal-looking necklace and earrings with her Dolce & Gabbana gown.
Helen Mirren also chose Dolce & Gabbana for the 2015 Met Gala, accessorized with oversized statement earrings.
Lauren Santo Domingo wore an extraordinary rosebud necklace by JAR at the Met Gala in 2014.
Dita Von Teese embraced the vintage theme of the 2014 Met Gala by wearing a Van Cleef & Arpels necklace from 1946 along with diamond earrings and a diamond and sapphire ring.
Rihanna took a more contemporary approach to the theme in 2014, wearing a diamond choker and four-carat stud earrings by Jacob & Co, and stacks of diamond cocktail rings by Dionea Orcini, Cartier and Yeprem.