The Met gala returns after a 2020 hiatus and several delays due to the pandemic.

jewelry from the 2021 met gala

And this year’s fashion did NOT disappoint. But it’s really the shimmer and bling we show up for. There was plenty to go around, and we feature some of our favorite jewelry looks from the 2021 Met gala below.

See also: Our favorite jewelry from the 2018 and 2019 Met Galas.

First, the theme of this year’s gala was “American Independence.” The Met’s exhibit was 70% young American designers, tasked with capturing the new American identity through social justice, climate change, body inclusivity, and gender.

Celebs interpreted the theme through ensembles featuring red, white, and blue, or donning stars and stripes. We also saw several looks invoking the spirits of Lady Liberty and America’s founding fathers.

Now, let’s take a closer look at the sparkle adorning the attendees!

Our Favorite Jewelry from the 2021 Met Gala


Rihanna jewelry from the 2021 met gala
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Rihanna was a showstopper in her Balengica gown and Bulgari diamonds. Over 267 of them to be exact.

Her high jewelry necklace alone featured 9 pear cut diamonds, 107 round brilliant-cut diamonds that accumulated to 35.84 carats and 6.54 carats of pave-set diamonds.

But wait, there’s more! Pair that with a heritage necklace from the brand that totaled 81.9 carats.

eiza Gonzalez jewelry from the 2021 Met gala
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Eiza Gonzalez is a Bulgari ambassador and wore the Serpenti bracelet, which features 55 marquise brilliant-cut diamonds weighing 10.54 carats.

In addition, the piece showcases 56 round and pear-shaped rubies and an additional 8.76 carats of pavé diamonds.

Lorraine Schwartz

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Kate Hudson dressed in a pink Michael Kors gown paired with a necklace frosting by Lorraine Schwartz.

The bigger news was her recently announced engagement to boyfriend  Danny Fujikawa.


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Fashion’s biggest night is for everyone, not just the ladies. The Australian singer, Troye Sivan wore a stunning Cartier tennis necklace.

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Cartier outfitted Billie Eilish with with 30 diamond and 18-karat white gold pieces. She channeled old Hollywood in the form of Marilyn Monroe and plenty of Cartier bling.

Her accessories included High Jewelry platinum diamond earrings, three Reflection de Cartier High Jewelry 18-karat white gold bracelets, the Cartier Essential Lines bracelet, and 25 diamond rings and wedding bands.

Tiffany & Co

Next, several attendees sparkled in Tiffany & Co.

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Tracee Ellis Ross wore Schlumberger ear clips and ring along with studding diamond bracelets from the Tiffany & Co Blue Book collection totally $750,000.

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Hailey Bieber, model and wife of Justin Bieber, wore a square diamond necklace by Tiffany & Co. Her classic look represented “timeless American beauty.”

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