Been There, Do That: Repeating Diamond Jewelry On the Red Carpet

Recently, the same natural diamond jewels have been worn repeatedly on the red carpet, not only proving the versatility of the designs but also the value of the treasures.

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Greta Lee at the 2024 Academy Awards wearing the Tiffany 13-carat diamond and platinum High Jewelry earrings,
Zoë Kravitz at the 2024 Academy Museum Gala wearing the Tiffany 13-carat diamond and platinum High Jewelry earrings.

Do you feel like you’re seeing double or even triple on the red carpet? If you are looking at natural diamond jewelry when the déjà vu sensation occurs you are correct. Stars are doing what would be almost unthinkable with gowns. They’re wearing the same diamond jewel, or very similar designs, repeating diamond jewelry that has been worn by others. In the last year alone, there were any number of repeat performances.

One of the first high-profile jewelry reruns was the dazzling front-to-back Louis Vuitton Elan Vital diamond earrings Emma Stone had on at the 2024 Golden Globes when she won Best Actress in a Comedy for her role in Poor Things. They were the same design Cate Blanchett wore at the 2023 Oscars when she was nominated in the Best Actress category for the title role in Tár. The diamond jewels acted the part of a chameleon on Emma and Cate. They looked different on each of them, proving the versatility of a strong diamond design.

The point was proven again with the De Beers Arpeggia Earrings that have been worn by multiple A-listers this year. At the Golden Globes, Taylor Swift was the first one spotted in the three-line version of the design set with just over 9-carats of diamonds. Shortly after Taylor wore the earrings, Florence Pugh sparkled in an almost 20-carat-diamond-five-line rendition of the Arpeggia earrings at the London premiere of Dune, and Lupita Nyong’o wore the same style at the Berlin Film Festival.

Taylor Swift repeating diamond jewelry on the red carpet
Taylor Swift attends the Golden Globe Awards wearing the De Beers Arpeggia earrings on January 7, 2024. (Getty Images)
Florence Pugh repeating diamond jewelry on the red carpet
Florence Pugh attends the world premiere of ‘Dune: Part Two’ wearing the De Beers Arpeggia earrings on February 15, 2024. (Getty Images)
Lupita Nyong'o repeating diamond jewelry on the red carpet
Lupita Nyong’o during the “Small Things Like These” premiere at the 74th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin wearing the De Beers Arpeggia earrings on February 15, 2024. (Getty Images)

They looked different on each of them, proving the versatility of a strong diamond design.

A pair of Tiffany 13-carat diamond and platinum High Jewelry earrings were worn by Zoë Kravitz at the 3rdAnnual Academy Museum Gala last December. Past Lives star Greta Lee sported the same jewels at the Academy Awards in March. Few, if any, style watchers noticed the jewels had been out twice, but how stunning the earrings were on both women was not overlooked.

One of the most subtle recent diamond jewelry replays was also one of the most surprising. Ayo Edebiri (at the BAFTAS) and Kaia Gerber (at the Academy Museum Gala) both put a Tiffany Setting Engagement Ring on their pinky fingers. The most iconic diamond engagement ring design in the world was given an entirely new spin when it was transformed into a pinky ring by these red-carpet style stars.

Kaia Gerber repeating diamond jewelry on the red carpet
Kaia Gerber attends the 2023 Academy Museum Gala wearing the Tiffany Setting Engagement Ring. (Getty Images)
Ayo Edebiri repeating diamond jewelry on the red carpet
Ayo Edebiri attends the 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards wearing the Tiffany Setting Engagement Ring. (Getty Images)

Another Tiffany design that has flown by a couple of times recently is the absolutely dazzling Jean Schlumberger Bird on a Rock diamond, platinum, and gold necklace. Anya Taylor-Joy attended the opening of The Tiffany Landmark store in New York in a rendition of the jewel. At the 2024 Emmys, Selena Gomez chose a Schlumberger bird of the same feather with one new feature, a 35-carat morganite set at the center of the jewel.

No diamond design has been seen more often on the red carpet in the last 10 years than Bulgari’s diamond Serpenti necklace. In fact, it’s rare when the snake does not turn up at big events. During the 2024 Awards Season, there was a Serpenti at the Grammys on Victoria Monét and the SAG Awards on Anne Hathaway. At the Oscars, Florence Pugh donned a long diamond Serpenti. Last year at the Grammys, Jennifer Lopez piled on a couple of Serpentis. At the 2022 SAG Awards, Selena Gomez looked sleek in a choker rendition. And at the 2023 Oscars, Angela Bassett sparkled in a great Serpenti. I could go on, but you get the point.

Anne Hathaway attends the 2024 Screen Actors Guild Awards wearing a Bulgari Serpenti necklace. (Getty Images)

Victoria Monét attends the 2024 GRAMMY Awards wearing a Bulgari Serpenti necklace. (Getty Images)

Florence Pugh attends the 2024 Academy Awards wearing a Bulgari Serpenti necklace. (Getty Images)

Angela Bassett attends the 2023 Academy Awards wearing a Bulgari Serpenti necklace. (Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez ahead of the 2023 GRAMMY Awards wearing Bulgari Serpenti necklaces. (Credit: Instagram @jlo)

Selena Gomez attends the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards wearing a Bulgari Serpenti choker. (Getty Images)

What does all this repetition of styles mean or prove? While there is a constant demand for new red carpet fashion content, diamond jewelry rises above the fray. It always has. In the past, when classic stars like Elizabeth Taylor wore her diamonds many times in public, it wasn’t criticized. The opposite was true. Her diamond jewelry was something people looked forward to seeing. Today, luminaries on the red carpet obviously recognize the same concept applies to great diamond jewelry. When they have an opportunity to wear a design that has been down the red carpet previously, they clearly have no qualms about taking it out for another spin.

Now, as factions of the red-carpet fashion world grapple with the concept of re-wearing and gaining appreciation for archival or vintage garments, diamond jewelry is steadily showing how it is done. Proving by demonstrating natural diamond jewels are eternal. The same jewels, or designs from the same collection, work time and time again because they are treasures with history in the diamonds that date back millions of years ago and exude unparalleled glamour no matter how many times you see them.