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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
2015 Met Gala Jewelry Highlights
The red carpet showcase for the annual Met Costume Institute Gala Monday was so big, so bold, so beautiful and so fashionable that it made the annual Oscars red carpet look like a small-town tea party. The glamorous event serves as the annual fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. The gala's theme this year was “China: Through the Looking Glass,” and under Anna Wintour’s leadership, the red carpet was ablaze with some of the most beautiful women on earth wearing the custom designs of the biggest names in fashion. Jewels also sparkled on the flaming carpet and the highlights included the following: Actress Fan Bingbing (top photo) in Chopard yellow diamond earrings from the High Jewelry Collection featuring 26.53-carats of oval and pear-shaped fancy yellow diamonds set in 18k yellow gold; and a yellow diamond ring from the High Jewelry Collection featuring a 2.71-carat yellow diamond set in platinum.
Actress Jaime King in Forevermark Exceptional Diamond Jewelry, including Drop Earrings with Pear and Round Shaped Forevermark Diamonds set in platinum; 6.06-carat Ring with Cushion Cut Forevermark Exceptional Diamond set in platinum; a 12.10-carat ring with an Asscher cut Forevermark Exceptional Diamond set in platinum; Forevermark by Norman Silverman 23.14-carat Line Bracelet with Cushion Cut Forevermark Diamonds set in platinum; Forevermark by Norman Silverman Triple Row Diamond Band with Round Brilliant Forevermark Diamonds set in 18k white gold; and Forevermark by Galili and Co. Diamond Line Bracelet with Round Brilliant Forevermark Diamonds set in 18k white gold
Actress Kerry Washington in Winston Cluster Diamond Earrings, 18.84 carats, set in platinum, and an 8.14-carat Cushion-Cut Diamond Ring
Actress Kate Beckinsale in Carrera y Carrera yellow gold black onyx fringe earrings and yellow gold ring
Actress Katie Holmes in Chopard diamond chandelier earrings from the High Jewelry Collection set in 18k white gold; a Chopard sapphire ring from the High Jewelry Collection featuring a 10.40-carat pear-shaped sapphire and 0.94-carats of diamonds set in 18k white gold; and four Chopard diamond bracelets that she stacked on her left arm – all from the High Jewelry Collection and set in 18k white gold
Model Liya Kebede in Harry Winston’s Qipao Qipao Diamond Choker, with 1,155 diamonds weighing 55.9 carats, set in platinum; and the Qipao Diamond Bracelet, 252 diamonds weighing 51.6 carats, set in platinum
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker was adorned in Fred Leighton, including Old European Diamond Drop Earrings by Fred Leighton (10 total carats); 19th Century Diamond Riviere worn as bracelet wrapped around wrist; 19th Century Emerald and Diamond Bracelet; Art Deco Diamond Bracelet; 19th Century Old Mine Diamond Cluster Ring
Jennifer Lopez in Sutra ruby fan earrings, Ivy ruby ring, Harry Kotlar 8 karat diamond ring and a Jack Vartanian diamond ring
Supermodel Joan Smalls in Chopard diamond earrings from the High Jewelry Collection featuring a 3.04-carat emerald-cut diamond and a 3.05-carat emerald-cut diamond set in 18k white gold
Model Shu Pei in Harry Winston’s Secret Cluster Ruby and Diamond Drop Earrings, 10.78 carats, set in 18k yellow gold and platinum; Winston Cluster Diamond Ring, set in platinum; and the Lily Cluster Diamond Ring set in 18k yellow gold
Model Jessica Hart in Sutra ruby fan earrings, Carrera y Carrera yellow gold dragon bracelet and yellow gold ring
Actress Zoe Kravitz in a variety of Chopard High Jewelry Collection pieces, including diamond and 18k white gold earrings; a diamond ring set in 18k white gold; a diamond ring featuring two 1.53-carats heart-shaped diamonds and 1.46-carats of round-shaped diamonds set in 18k white gold; a diamond ring band featuring 3.27-carats of diamonds set in 18k white gold; a diamond ring with a 1.05-carat pear-shaped diamond, and a 1.08-carat pear-shaped diamond set in 18k white gold; and a selection of five diamond eternity bands from the featuring over 27 carats of diamonds set in platinum and white gold
Lady Gaga in Coral, Black Jade and Diamond Pendant Earrings by Fred Leighton; and an 18k Yellow Gold, Diamond and Black Enamel Modernist Ring
Singer Janelle Monae in Jack Vartanian diamond earrings, Le Vian rings, a Carla Amorim diamond bracelet and diamond rings and a Casa Reale diamond ring
Supermodel Adriana Lima in Chopard diamond earrings from the High Jewelry Collection featuring 7.01-carats of brilliant-cut diamonds set in 18k white gold; a rubellite ring from the Temptations Collection featuring 50.73-carats of pear-shaped rubellite, 3.20-carats of rubies and 1.27-carats of diamonds set in 18k white gold; a diamond band from the High Jewelry Collection featuring 2.65-carats of diamonds set in platinum; and a diamond bracelet from the L’Heure Du Diamant Collection featuring 7.29-carats of brilliant cut diamonds set in 18k white gold
Actress Claire Danes in Fred Leighton, including Art Deco Natural Pearl and Diamond Pendant Earrings; two Art Deco Diamond Bracelets; and an Art Deco Emerald and Diamond Bracelet
Actress-singer Zendaya in a Lydia Courteille ring, Jack Vartanian black diamond studs, Pasquale Bruni snake diamond ring and Casa Reale diamond stackable rings
Actress Diane Kruger in a Fred Leighton Art Deco Old Mine Diamond and Ruby Bracelet
Lizzy Caplan in Jack Vartanian gold fringe earrings and Carla Amorim ruby ring.
Model Kendall Jenner in Chopard pear-shaped diamond drop earrings from the High Jewelry Collection, featuring 5.63-carats of pear-shaped diamonds and 2.13-carats of brilliant-cut diamonds set in platinum
Model Karolina Kurkova wears Fred Leighton including a Mother of Pearl and Diamond Lotus Flower Earrings by Fred Leighton; and a 19th Century Yellow Gold and Old Mine Diamond Floral Cluster Ring 1960’s Diamond Thistle Ring
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