The Met Gala 2022’s Best Jewelry Almost Upstaged the Stars

Red carpets may always be about glamour, but the red carpet at the Met Gala is about capital-F fashion. The annual event hosted by Anna Wintour, and thrown in support of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute has been delivering high-wattage looks for decades now. This year’s sartorial offerings did not disappoint and, as usual, the jewelry was on-point. With a theme like “Gilded Glamour” it was a challenge not to glow. The stars embraced jewelry wholeheartedly with special gemstones in surprising pieces, from hair jewelry to stacked chokers. We’ve rounded up our favorite jewelry looks of the evening here.

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Cynthia Erivo amped up her Louis Vuitton ensemble with piles of Roberto Coin jewels.

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Dwyane Wade looked elegant and cool in a Tiffany & Co. brooch and necklace and a watch from Vacheron Constantin.

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Bella Hadid had the clever (and cool) idea of wearing her Briony Raymond pearls around her ankle.

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Bad Bunny added his signature flair to a Burberry ensemble with gold hair accessories.

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Ben Platt looked utterly elegant in a corseted tuxedo and jewelry from Presley Oldham.

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The art deco style of Alicia Keys’ Tiffany & Co. earrings perfectly accentuated her Ralph Lauren gown, which was embroidered with the New York City skyline.

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Lizzo wore a stacked choker from Lorraine West with her Thom Browne ensemble.

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Amber Velletta was on-theme in a gold vintage Azzaro gown and Buccellati jewelry.

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Hamish Bowles unearthed a Verdura tiara that hasn’t been worn by anyone since Queen Elizabeth in 1957.

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Met Gala co-host and Lorraine Schwartz devotee, Blake Lively worked with her favorite jeweler on a seven-spiked crown in honor of the Statue of Liberty.

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Carey Mulligan’s planetary Schiaparelli earrings were out of this world.

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Camila Cabello wore stunning Tasaki earrings with her Prabal Gurung gown.

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Cardi B went full-on golden girl in stacked Versace jewelry that matched her gown.

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Ashley Park’s jewelry look was inspired by Audrey Hepburn. She wore stacked diamond necklaces and drop earrings from Mimi So, Tasaki, and Marli New York.

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Emma Chamberlain made her debut as an official ambassador for Cartier, pairing the house’s jewels with her Louis Vuitton ensemble.

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Dakota Johnson wore dripping diamond earrings from the Messika x Kate Moss collection.

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Evan Mock wore a Cartier High jewelry necklace and diamond rings with his Head of State suit.

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Chloe Bailey paired her gilded Area dress with a sculptural choker.

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Danai Gurira wore a combination of antique and vintage Fred Leighton jewels.

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A veiled Claire Danes looked chic in a diamond drop necklace and matching earrings.

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The Gilded Age’s Denée Benton wore Tasaki and Mimi So jewels with her Prabal Gurung ensemble.

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The Euphoria starlet brought the glamour with a Cartier choker, earrings and hair clip.

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Imaan Hammam looked ethereal with Tiffany & Co necklaces draped down her back.

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It’s hard to see where Emily Ratajkowski’s jewelry, all from REZA, ends and her archival Versace dress begins.

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Gabrielle Union wore Tiffany & Co drop earrings, bracelets and rings with her Versace gown, which paid homage to Black Glamour.

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The Louis Vuitton ambassador looked chic in high jewelry from the brand.

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Jessica Chastain wore dripping diamond earrings from Gucci’s high jewelry collection.

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Gigi Hadid wore a Chopard necklace with her Versace puffer.

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Glenn Close wore major pink drop earrings with her Valentino pink collection ensemble.

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Janicza Bravo was the picture of cool in Schiaparelli.

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The Pyer Moss designer wore pieces from his go-to jeweler, Shelley & Co.

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Once again Billie Eilish chose vintage Fred Leighton to accompany her Victorian inspired ensemble.

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Jasmine Tookes paired an emerald and diamond drop necklace from Chopard with her dark green dress.

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Jodie Turner-Smith sparkled in earrings from Gucci’s high jewelry collection.

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The model was on-theme in a stacked pearl choker with her corseted Coach gown.

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The actor added some glitz to his Bottega Veneta outfit with a collar and rings from Cartier.

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Quannah Chasinghorse wore traditional jewelry custom-made by Antelope Women Designs.

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Julianne Moore looked radiant in Bulgari.

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Karlie Kloss was one of many to embrace hair accessories. She chose Muzo earrings and a Katherine Jetter x Muzo ring to complete her look.

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Michelle Yeoh wore a stunning necklace from Tasaki and a Richard Mille watch.

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Stromae wore a beautiful diamond collar clip from Cartier.

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Odell Beckham Jr. dripped in diamond chains, including a blinding necklace from go-to Gabriel the Jeweler.

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Kate Moss wore vintage jewels from A La Vielle Russie.

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Kim Kardashian wore drop earrings from Cartier with her Marilyn Monroe inspired getup.

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Kacey Musgraves wore a jaw dropping choker from DeBeers.

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La La Anthony dripped in David Yurman.

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Few men have the courage and cool to pull off a pearl choker like Lenny Kravitz.

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Russell Westbrook rose to the occasion in a suit by Thom Browne and necklace from Greg Yuna.

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Lily Aldridge looked ever-so-ladylike in a Bulgari choker with her Khaite ensemble.

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Lily James stunned in a pair of diamond drop earrings.

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Maggie Rogers looked chic in Chanel High Jewelry.

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Laura Harrier looked glam in stacked pearls from David Yurman with a gown by H&M.

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Chef Melissa King accessorized her Thom Browne suit with golden claws.

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The actor accessorized his Thom Browne suit with a Boucheron jewels, including a diamond hair clip.

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Paapa Essiedu wore jewelry from Veert with his blue velvet suit from Off-White.

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The supermodel accessorized her Burberry look with a Jacob & Co choker and crystal face jewelry.

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The Bridgerton star wore a blingy earcuff from Swarovski.

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The singer wore major diamonds from Cartier with her Jonathan Simkhai dress.

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The red carpet newbie wore a bracelet and necklace from Cartier.

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The British actor put his spin on a Cartier high jewelry necklace.

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The songstress looked glam in Givenchy.

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Venus Williams wore a stunning collar from Bulgari.

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The supermodel accentuated her Ralph Lauren ensemble with a ruby and diamond drop necklace.

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Simone Ashley wore a stunning choker and earrings from DeBeers.

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Vanessa Hudgens wore diamond jewelry from Messika.