The Met Ball: A Night of Glamour

A delightful combination of movie stars, supermodels and designers showcased their fashion prowess at this year’s Met Ball. Formally known as “The Costume Institute Gala,” the event is held once a year and is a fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. In addition to gorgeous gowns and stunning ensembles, this year’s attendees also wore show-stopping jewelry. Commonly referred to as the “Oscar’s of fashion,” the Met Gala is an event filled with cutting edge style and fashion, and the jewelry trends are no exception.

In comparison to years past, this year’s fashion choices were relatively tame. Similarly, the jewelry trends were straightforward. One of the night’s most seen trends were statement rings. Because the Met Gala is primarily a showcase of clothing, jewelry were small additions instead of primary focal points. However, statement rings are a way to subtly add flair to an outfit without overshadowing the clothing.

Beyonce shone in a sheer black Givenchy dress with studs. Instead of one statement ring, Beyonce wore three. Not only did the rings add an element of glamour by adding sparkle and drama, but they also highlighted Beyonce’s fashion confidence. When done right, wearing multiple statement rings can be stunning. To recreate the look, try pairing the Princess Blue-Green Tourmaline Ring with a ruby ring. Because the rings have different cuts, shapes, styles, and colors, the combination of the two rings is striking. For the best results, always wear gemstone colors that complement each other or are slight variations of the same hue, and never shy away from showcasing a ring on each hand.

Despite being a known classic, dangling earrings were on trend at the Met Gala. Fashion icons Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham, both sported earrings of the dangling variety. Kim’s navy and black Lanvin ensemble was completed by an oversized diamond earring hanging from each lobe. Victoria’s earrings were shockingly similar and matched her understated diamond bracelet. Both of Victoria’s accessories highlighted her slinky white dress from her own fashion line, Victoria Beckham.  To recreate these timeless outfits with a subtle twist, try the Flora Earrings or Enchantment Earrings.

The Met Gala was a night of glamour during which personal style radiated on the red carpet. Perhaps the most important tip learned from this year’s soiree is that when you wear your accessories with confidence and joy, you’ll be sure to shine.