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The first Monday in May is the day reserved for the fashion industry’s most glamorous party. Headed by Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour, the annual Met Gala takes place every year to raise money for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It is the hottest ticket in town with the world’s top celebrities from fashion, entertainment, and even sports, getting dressed up in the most elaborate outfits. Each year there’s a theme, and this time the motif of the evening was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” As expected, plenty of the looks on the red carpet were religiously inspired with robes, crosses, veils, cloaks, and halos galore. While the clothes were indeed spectacular, we were also mesmerized by the dazzling jewelry worn by the stars. We’ve picked what we thought were the best jewelry at the Met Gala 2018 and offer some options from our own inventory to recreate a similar celeb-inspired look.

Best Jewelry at the Met Gala 2018 #1: Bella Hadid’s Cross Necklace

 

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To accompany her 10-pound veil and all-black dress, model Bella Hadid wore a gold cross around her neck–perfectly suited for the theme of the evening. If you love the look, get a Yellow Gold Ruby Cross Pendant fashioned from 18k gold and studded with 30 emerald-cut rubied. Pair this pendant with a short and chunky gold chain and channel Bella’s heavenly style.

Best Jewelry Met Gala 2018 Inspired Looks - Yellow Gold Cross Pendant
Best Jewelry Met Gala 2018 Inspired Looks – Yellow Gold Cross Pendant

Best Jewelry at the Met Gala 2018 #2: Gigi Hadid’s Diamond Earrings

Bella’s stunning sister and fellow model, Gigi Hadid, also attended the Met Gala this year–she is after all one of fashion’s most sought-after models right now–wearing a more angelic vibe. To complement her stain glass window-inspired gown, Gigi wore a pair of incredible champagne and pink diamond earrings. For a similar look, dress up your ears with our White and Cognac Diamond Drop Earrings. With over 10 carats of diamonds in contrasting bright white and rich cognac, you’ll be red-carpet ready too once you put these beauties on.

Best Jewelry Met Gala 2018 Inspired Looks - White and cognac diamond earrings
Best Jewelry Met Gala 2018 Inspired Looks – White and cognac diamond earrings

Best Jewelry at the Met Gala 2018 #3: Gisele Bündchen’s Diamond Earrings

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Yet another gorgeous model, Gisele Bündchen lit up the red carpet with her radiant all-gold floor-length gown. To match her silk dress, Gisele donned a pair of oversized yellow gold and diamond hoop earrings. For a comparable vibe, we love these Cartier Bombe Yellow Gold and Diamond Ear Clips. While they may not be as large as Gisele’s pair, these incredible Cartier earrings are just as show-stopping thanks to around 400 diamonds weighing about 25 carats in total.

Best Jewelry Met Gala 2018 Inspired Looks - Cartier Bombe Diamond Ear Clips
Best Jewelry Met Gala 2018 Inspired Looks – Cartier Bombe Diamond Ear Clips

Best Jewelry at the Met Gala 2018 #4: Blake Lively’s Gold Bracelets

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Actress Blake Lively wore one of the most extravagant outfits at the Met Gala this year–she even had to take a bus to the event to accommodate the dress’ size! As a result, Blake’s jewelry had to be just as over-the-top to make sure it didn’t get overshadowed by the embroidered gown. On her wrist, the Hollywood star flaunted a stack of yellow gold chunky bangles, that frankly would look good with just about any outfit. To get your own Blake-inspired gold bangle stack, we recommend you start with this Yellow Gold Multi-Strand Bracelet with a Floral Clasp. With a decidedly antique style, the star of this bracelet is the flower clasp accented with rubies, emeralds and sapphires.

Best Jewelry Met Gala 2018 Inspired Looks - Multi-strand Gold Bracelet
Best Jewelry Met Gala 2018 Inspired Looks – Multi-strand Gold Bracelet

 

Best Jewelry at the Met Gala 2018 #5: Alexa Chung’s Pearl & Diamond Necklace

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Writer, UK television star, and fashion designer, Alexa Chung wore one of her own designs to the Met Gala and she told reporters that rather than taking the theme too literally she hinted at the Catholic motif with a bag embroidered with the Seven Deadly Sins and a papal-style ring. Draped around her Alexa’s neck was a large pearl and diamond necklace, which dressed up her chic white lace dress beautifully. If you’re searching for a similar statement necklace, then look no further than our Black Pearl and Diamond Necklace with incredible black South Sea cultured pearls and over 8.5 carats of white diamonds.

Best Jewelry Met Gala 2018 Inspired Looks - Black Pearl & Diamond Necklace
Best Jewelry Met Gala 2018 Inspired Looks – Black Pearl & Diamond Necklace

 

Best Jewelry at the Met Gala 2018 #6: Kim Kardashian’s Cross Necklaces

While her husband Kanye West did not attend, reality TV star and business mogul Kim Kardashian did have her mom Kris Jenner and sisters Kylie and Kendal Jenner close by at this year’s super glam Met Gala. To match the pair of crosses on her gold chainmail dress, Kim wore a duo of yellow gold cross necklaces. To achieve the Kim-approved layered cross necklace style for yourself, check out this Petite Yellow Gold Diamond Cross Pendant and wear it along with this gleaming Large Yellow Diamond Cross Pendant paved with over 16 carats of golden yellow diamonds.

Best Jewelry Met Gala 2018 Inspired Looks - Two different sized cross pendants
Best Jewelry Met Gala 2018 Inspired Looks – Two different sized cross pendants

 

Best Jewelry at the Met Gala 2018 #7: Nicki Minaj’s Diamond Bracelets

 

Always ready to put on a show, rapper Nicki Minaj flipped the Met Gala’s Catholic theme on its head to represent “the bad guy” by wearing a spectacular devil-red dress. And big jewels were in order to keep up with the big dress and Nicki’s wrists dripped in diamonds with stacks of glistening bracelets. If you love this diamond stack as much as we do, then it’s time to build your own. Whether you’re feeling angelic or devilish, this White Gold Multi Strand Diamond Bracelet is a divine contender with over 11 carats of sparkling diamonds.

Best Jewelry Met Gala 2018 Inspired Looks - Multi Strand Diamond Bracelet
Best Jewelry Met Gala 2018 Inspired Looks – Multi Strand Diamond Bracelet

 

While the Met Gala is certainly one of the toughest invites to score, getting your hands on fine jewelry similar to these stunning celebrities isn’t nearly as hard. Whether you want jewelry like Bella, Gigi, Gisele, Blake, Alexa, Kim, or Nicki, browse our collection of incredible diamond jewelry and glam up for your own heavenly red carpet-ready style.

 

Written by

Celine Simon

Celine is a freelance luxury watch writer who has enjoyed working in the horology industry for over ten years. Like many of the high-end timepieces she writes about, she comes from Switzerland—the heart of fine watchmaking. From Singapore to Montreal to Geneva to Dubai, Celine has lived all over the world but now calls Southern California home.