Honestly, you never know what you are going to get in terms of jewelry at the VMAs. This year the baubles were bigger than they have ever been. See our favorite looks, that racked up to hundreds of carats and millions of dollars, and the lively red carpet antics in the pictures below.
Cardi B brilliantly clashed the colors of a velvet fuchsia custom-made gown by Nicolas Jebran with $4 million worth of Lorraine Schwartz Columbian emerald and spinel jewelry including a pair of 100-carat emerald earrings, a 45-carat emerald ring, a 25-carat emerald ring and 2 spinel rings totaling 45-carats. The rapper subtly grounded the color of her ensemble with black diamond bands by Ofira Jewels.
Jennifer Lopez, who performed a medley of her hits during the show before receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, walked the red carpet in fancy platinum, gray and white diamond earrings from the 2018 Tiffany Blue Book Collection. The star also sported four diamond and platinum bracelets and three platinum and diamond rings. The largest ring was set with a 5-carat diamond and comes with a $990,000 price tag.
Rita Ora layered a Lorraine Schwartz black diamond choker, multiple black diamond rings and a black diamond hand piece with her naked dress by Jean Paul Gaultier.
Nicki Minaj combined Messika Paris jewelry with her Off-White gown. The jewels include pieces from the Move, Glam’Azone, Gatsby and Skinny collections.
Tiffany Haddish paired her black and white Naeem Khan ensemble with Chopard diamonds.
Bebe Rexha went matchy-matchy in her own way wearing a silver sequin outfit and 75-carats of Lorraine Schwartz white diamonds including her signature mesh diamond earring and mesh diamond rings.
Chloe x Halle donned Iris Van Herper gowns and Tiffany diamond earrings as well as an aquamarine ring, gold Tiffany T rings (not seen in the photo above).
Olivia Munn sparkled in a David Koma strapless dress and Kismet by Milka diamond choker with rings not seen in photo—a Kavant & Sharart diamond ring and two diamond rings by Yeprem.
Teyana Taylor may have been dressed in a casual crop top that showed off her famous abs, but she didn’t leave off the glam in her look entirely. Her gorgeous engagement ring and wedding band as well as a diamond encrusted bracelet sparkled plenty.
Amara La Negra wore bold earrings, big rings and a diamond bracelet with her Valentino Omar green gown.
Karlie Kloss chose a classic Elie Saab gown and Wempe diamond earrings and a diamond bracelet by Sanjay Kasliwal.