The Adventurine Posts The Dazzling Jewels at the 2018 MET Gala

Madonna at the MET Gala in layers of jewels jewels including a Rinaldy Yunardi crown and necklace. Photo Getty

Celebrity

The Dazzling Jewels at the 2018 MET Gala

There were tiaras, crosses and so much more

by Marion Fasel

It was not a night for minimalism. The theme for the MET Gala, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination, inspired some over the top outfits. Several made the event seem more like a costume party than a regular red carpet. Rihanna sported a pope hat. Zendaya dressed as Joan of Arc. Katy Perry became an angel with 6-foot tall wings. I was expecting to see tiaras this month, but not until the royal wedding. Lots of women wore them and other hair ornaments. There were, as you might imagine, crucifixes galore. Madonna has never worn more at once and, well, that’s saying something. Many of the wildly creative looks were more bejeweled than jewelry but I couldn’t resist including the splendor along with all the real treasures. Scroll down to see the amazing red carpet.

Madonna layered loads of jewels with her black Gaultier Paris Haute Couture gown and veil including a Rinaldy Yunard crown and necklace, Jacob & Co mesh gloves and other pieces by Lana Jewelry, Narcisa Pheres, Pascale Monvoisin and Catherine Angiel.

Photo Getty

Madonna layered loads of jewels with her black Gaultier Paris Haute Couture gown and veil including a Rinaldy Yunardi crown and necklace and other pieces by Jennifer Fisher, Lana Jewelry, Narcisa Pheres, Pascale Monvoisin and Catherine Angiel.

Rihanna is wearing Maison Margiela ensemble with a vintage crucifix from the Cartier Collection made around 1934. She also has on rings from Gilan and Narcisa Pheres as well as Maria Tash earrings.

Photo Getty

Rihanna added more shine to her Maison Margiela ensemble with a vintage Cartier necklace including a crucifix made around 1934 and a Dove of the Holy Spirit made around 1949. She also sported rings from Gilan and Narcisa Pheres as well as Maria Tash earrings.

 Zendaya dressed like a modern-day Joan of Arc in a chainmail-like, gunmetal colored Versace. She accessorized the dress with rings from Tiffany’s newest collection Paper Flowers, a diamond ball pendant and Tiffany HardWear earrings and HardWear rings.

Photo Getty

Zendaya dressed like a modern-day Joan of Arc in a chainmail-like, gunmetal colored Versace gown. She accessorized the dress with rings from Tiffany’s newest collection Paper Flowers collection, a diamond ball pendant and Tiffany HardWear earrings and HardWear rings.

Sarah Jessica is wearing a Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda gown and custom earrings and rings by Jennifer Fisher.

Photo Getty

Sarah Jessica wore a Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda gown and custom earrings and rings by Jennifer Fisher.

Lena Waithe held down her custom made Carolina Herrera Pride cape with a gold and gemset Byzantine brooches from Verdura.

Photo Getty

Lena Waithe held down her custom made Carolina Herrera Pride cape with a gold and gem-set Byzantine brooches from Verdura.

Jennifer Lopez complemented her Balmain gown with Tiffany Schlumberger earrings.

Photo Getty

Jennifer Lopez complemented her Balmain gown with Tiffany Schlumberger earrings.

Mindy Kaling dressed like a princess in a Vassilis Zoulias dress, a Pericles Kondylatos crown and Fred Leighton earrings.

Photo Getty

Mindy Kaling dressed like a princess in a Vassilis Zoulias gown, a Pericles Kondylatos crown and Fred Leighton earrings.

Blake Lively put on Lorraine Schwartz jewelry with her custom Versace dress.

Photo Getty

Blake Lively put on Lorraine Schwartz jewelry with her custom Versace dress.

Priyanka Chopra had on delicate Cartier rings with her custom "bejeweled" Ralph Lauren gown.

Photo Getty

Priyanka Chopra had on delicate Cartier rings with her custom “bejeweled” Ralph Lauren gown.

Lily looked like a painting in Cartier earrings,a Clare Waight Keller crown and a Givenchy gown

Photo Getty

Lily Collins looked like a painting in Cartier earrings, a Clare Waight Keller crown and a Givenchy gown.

Solange paired a futurist Iris van Herpen dress with jewelry from Ofira.

Photo Getty

Solange paired a futurist Iris van Herpen dress with jewelry from Ofira.

Anne Hathaway wore James Banks earrings and The Code ruby bracelet with a custom Valentino gown.

Photo Getty

Anne Hathaway wore James Banks earrings and The Code ruby bracelet with a custom Valentino gown.

Uma Thurman paired a colorful Giampiero Bodino necklaces of crosses with a Gabriela Hearst dress.

Photo Getty

Uma Thurman paired a colorful Giampiero Bodino necklaces of crosses with a Gabriela Hearst dress.

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen in Stephen Russel vintage jewelry.

Photo Getty

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen both wore vintage Paco Rabanne gowns and vintage jewelry from Stephen Russell

Sienna Miller wore diamond two tiaras and a necklaces from Fred Leighton with her Louis Vuitton gown.

Photo Getty

Sienna Miller wore diamond two tiaras and a necklaces from Fred Leighton with her Louis Vuitton gown.

Zoe Kravitz looked radiant in 100-carat pear shape Morganite and diamond earrings from Jacob & Co and a Saint Laurent dress.

Photo Getty

Zoe Kravitz looked radiant in 100-carat pear shape Morganite and diamond earrings from Jacob & Co and a Saint Laurent dress.

Kerry Washington matched her Ralph Lauren gown with a bronzed gold headpiece by Lorraine Schwartz.

Photo Caption

Kerry Washington matched her Ralph Lauren gown with a bronzed gold headpiece by Lorraine Schwartz.

George Clooney with Amal Clooney who is wearing diamond earrings by Lorraine Schwartz and a Richard Quinn gown.

Photo Getty

George Clooney with Amal Clooney who is wearing diamond earrings by Lorraine Schwartz and a Richard Quinn gown.

Laura Dern put on a rare necklace by the artist Alexander Calder with her Proenza Schouler gown.

Photo Getty

Laura Dern put on a rare necklace by the artist Alexander Calder from Stephen Russell with her Proenza Schouler gown.

Olivia Munn wore a gold mesh H & M gown and Ofira rings.

Photo Getty

Olivia Munn wore a gold mesh H & M gown and Ofira rings.

Alicia Vikander wore several black enamel and diamond earrings from designer Nikos Koulis with her Louis Vuitton gown.

Photo Getty

Alicia Vikander wore several black enamel and diamond earrings from designer Nikos Koulis with her Louis Vuitton gown.

Greta Gerwig's custom gown from The Row was lit up with Tiffany jewels.

Photo Getty

Greta Gerwig’s custom gown from The Row was lit up with Tiffany jewels.

Selena Gomez sparkled in a diamond cross and platinum and diamond earrings from Tiffany.

Photo Getty

Selena Gomez added sparkle to her Coach dress with a diamond cross and platinum and diamond earrings from Tiffany.

Diane Kruger wore a dramatic head piece by Philip Treacy with Tasaki jewelry and a custom Prabal Gurung gown.

Photo Getty

Diane Kruger wore a dramatic head piece by Philip Treacy with Tasaki jewelry and a custom Prabal Gurung gown.

Kendall Jenner sparkled in diamond earrings from Tiffany's new Paper Flowers collection and a pantsuit from Off-White.

Photo Getty

Kendall Jenner sparkled in diamond earrings from Tiffany’s new Paper Flowers collection and a pantsuit from Off-White.

Janelle Monae paired Jennifer Fisher rings with her Marc Jacobs black and white gown.

Photo Getty

Janelle Monae wore a layers of Jennifer Fisher rings with her Marc Jacobs black and white gown.

Kate Moss in vintage chandelier earrings and a Saint Laurent dress.

Photo Getty

Kate Moss paired vintage chandelier earrings with a Saint Laurent dress.

Tom Brady with Gisele Bundchen who is wearing a Versace dress and earrings by SABBA.

Photo Getty

Tom Brady with Gisele Bundchen who is wearing a Versace dress and earrings by SABBA.

Lily Aldridge contrasted the yellow of her Ralph Lauren dress with three emerald and diamond Bulgari necklaces.

Photo Getty

Lily Aldridge contrasted the yellow of her Ralph Lauren dress with three emerald and diamond Bulgari necklaces.

Amber Heard wore a dress by Carolina Herrera and layers of jewels including studs from Jennifer Meyer.

Photo Getty

Amber Heard wore a dress by Carolina Herrera and layers of jewels including a Victorian Etruscan Revival earring from Beladora and studs from Jennifer Meyer .

Cindy Crawford matched her fire engine red Versace dress with ruby and diamond earrings from Jacob & Co.

Photo Getty

Cindy Crawford matched her fire engine red Versace dress with 45-carat rubelite and diamond earrings from Jacob & Co.

Lena Dunham paired a Stephen Webster necklace with a gold gown from Ronald van der Kemp.

Photo Getty

Lena Dunham paired a Stephen Russell necklace with a gold gown from Ronald van der Kemp.

Kate Uptown wore long gold vintage pendant earrings from Stephen Russell

Photo Getty

Kate Uptown wore long gold vintage pendant earrings from Stephen Russell with a Zac Posen gown and bejeweled headpiece.

Hailee Steinfeld wore a tiara and pearl necklace with her custom Prabal Gurung gown.

Photo Getty

Hailee Steinfeld wore a tiara and pearl necklace with her custom Prabal Gurung gown.

Kim Kardashian layered crossed from Lorraine Schwartz with her Versace dress.

Photo Getty

Kim Kardashian layered crosses from Lorraine Schwartz with her Versace dress.

Bella wore a dress by Gareth Pugh x Chrome Hearts with a gold cross necklace.

Photo Getty

Bella Hadid wore a dress by Gareth Pugh x Chrome Hearts with a gold cross necklace.

Cole Sprouse with Lili Reinhart who is wearing and H & M dress with Featherstone earrings and Djula diamond rings

Photo Getty

Cole Sprouse with Lili Reinhart who is wearing and H & M dress with Featherstone platinum and gemset earrings and Djula diamond rings.

Katie Lee looked angelic in vintage Fred Leighton jewels and a white gown.

Photo Getty

Katie Lee looked angelic in vintage Fred Leighton jewels and a white gown.

Emily Ratajkowski paired Messika diamond jewels with her gold Marc Jacobs gold dress.

Photo Getty

Emily Ratajkowski paired Messika diamond jewels with her gold Marc Jacobs gold dress.

Katherine Langford put on vintage jewels including pieces from Fred Leighton with her red Prada gown.

Photo Getty

Katherine Langford put on vintage jewels including pieces from Fred Leighton with her red Prada gown.

Jasmine Sanders wore Bulgari diamond and gold jewels with her H & M gown.

Photo Getty

Jasmine Sanders wore Bulgari diamond and gold jewels with her H & M gown.

Gabrielle Union wore a Prabal Gurung dress with diamond Tasaki jewels.

Photo Getty

Gabrielle Union wore a Prabal Gurung dress with diamond Tasaki jewels.

Sasha Lane stood out on the red carpet in a Tory Burch white gown and costume diamante diamond necklaces in her updo.

Photo Getty

Sasha Lane stood out on the red carpet in a Tory Burch white gown and costume diamante diamond necklaces in her updo.

Cynthia Erivo sparkled plenty with a bejeweled brown and layered pieces from designers including Yeprem.

Photo Getty

Cynthia Erivo sparkled plenty with a bejeweled brown and layered pieces from designers including Yeprem.

Katy Perry wore delicate earrings with her 6 foot high wings and Versace dress.

Photo Getty

Katy Perry wore delicate earrings with her 6 foot high wings and Versace dress.

Katy Perry wore delicate earrings with her 6 foot high wings and Versace dress.

Photo Getty

Related Stories:

When Uma Wore A Big Diamond Bird to the MET Gala

The Story of Verdura’s Maltese Cross Cuffs

What’s Hot Now: Cameos…Yes, Cameos!