Natural Diamonds In the Garden: Jewelry Inspired by the 2024 Met Gala Theme

Step into “The Garden of Time” with these natural diamond jewels.

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Fashion’s biggest night is fast approaching, and this year’s Met Gala theme calls for florals, garden creatures, and an overall air of whimsy.

Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the annual soirée traditionally takes place on the first Monday in May, since 1948, to be exact. We can always count on our favorite celebrities to add some natural diamond bling to their fabulous looks on the red carpet.

The Costume Institute’s forthcoming exhibition, “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” compliments this year’s Met Gala theme and dress code, “The Garden of Time.”

Based on a 1962 short story of the same name by J.G. Ballard, the theme will be likely interpreted by guests taking notes from the beauty of nature. As far as natural diamond jewelry goes, birds, butterflies, insects, and florals are sure to take center stage.

Karolina Kurkova wearing Harry Winston at the Met Gala in 2014. (Getty Images)
Kate Hudson wearing Lorraine Schwartz at the Met Gala in 2015. (Getty Images)

We have seen garden-inspired natural diamond jewelry shine on the Met Gala red carpet in the past. In 2014, model Karolína Kurková wore an epic floral Guipure diamond necklace from Harry Winston. In 2015, actress Kate Hudson graced the Met steps wearing a canary, champagne, and white diamond floral headpiece from Lorraine Schwartz.

Now, while many of us are not wearing the epic diamond necklaces we see on the red carpet, we can still find similarities within reason. With spring upon us and summer on the horizon, this is the time to wear joyful jewelry.

If you are feeling inspired by the 2024 Met Gala theme, I’d like to further inspire you with some natural diamond jewelry I would purchase for this occasion. I love a “core” moment, so without further adieu, I give you “gardencore.” 

Guita M 

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Who wouldn’t want bouquet of natural diamond flowers on your finger? This flexible floral ring from Guita M is 1.3 carats of natural diamonds and perfect for your gardencore aesthetic.   


Courtesy of Misahara.

These diamond floral chain earrings from Misahara can be worn both everyday and for special occasion when you need a little extra bling.  

EF Collection

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Growing up, I would see hummingbirds in my backyard and always admired how delicately they would drink from the flowers. This pave diamond hummingbird necklace from EF Collection is a perfect reminder of a warm spring day.

Jennifer Demoro

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Going with the playful, joyful jewelry theme, these wavy diamond stardust earrings from Jennifer Demoro will look exceptional with any spring outfit you choose. 

Jacquie Aiche

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A snake in the garden? We prefer it to be in natural diamond form. This pave marquise diamond snake from Jacquie Aiche symbolizes confidence, new beginnings and enlightenment, and is a cool piece to add to your ring stack.


Courtesy of Kwiat.

These pear diamond cluster earrings from Kwiat are timeless, yet perfect with this year’s Met Gala theme.

Fred Leighton 

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Brooches have always been an amazing accessory to add to any look, but now they are having a comeback, and this vintage pink enamel and diamond flower brooch from Fred Leighton is high on my list of wants.

Marie Lichtenberg

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For a super cool asymmetrical ear stack, Marie Lichtenberg’s orange enamel flower earring is complete with a diamond evil eye in the center, offering protection and a pop of color.

Akaila Reid 

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From leisurely relaxing in the garden to a night out, this natural diamond bow eternity necklace from Akaila Reid will surely sparkle and shine.

Broken English 

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Antique and vintage jewels have a special place in my heart. Each piece has a story behind it, and this antique flower ring from Broken English could be a part of your story. This special ring is made with platinum and has over 2 carats of natural diamonds. 

Briony Raymond 

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This Georgian era vintage natural diamond ring from Briony Raymond is circa 1825, proof jewelry can stand the test of time, and still be considered timeless, no matter what is trending, and while it’s perfect for gardencore, it’s perfect all the time. 

Paul Morelli 

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This necklace from Paul Morelli, appropriately named the “Wild Child” necklace, is the ultimate gardencore accessory, complete with over 3 carats of natural diamonds. 

Nicole Rose 

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Nicole Rose, known for adorning the Bravo network’s hottest reality stars, has a plethora of natural diamond garden inspired dwellers, like this butterfly pendant, which comes in many sizes and other styles such as stud earrings.  

Suzanne Kalan 

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Looking for a statement earring that still fits the Met Gala theme? These diamond flower drops from Suzanne Kalan are perfect to dress up any outfit, Met Gala attendance not required.

Harwell Godfrey 

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You can’t have a thriving garden without bees, why not a natural diamond bee? This little honey bee pendant from Harwell Godfrey comes in a variety of colors and can be added to any chain of your choosing–but we exceptionally love the all diamond bee. 

Buddha Mama 

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Buddha Mama’s pave huggie hoops with natural diamond flower dangles are the perfect every day huggie earring that bring a touch of spring to any look.

Lizzie Mandler 

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Looking for a longer, line earring? Lizzie Mandler has a gorgeous pair of 7 diamond drops set in gold that resembles sunflowers, ranging in shades from yellow, white, and rose gold. 

Susan Eisen

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These clip-on vintage gold and diamond sunflower earrings from Susan Eisen Vintage Collection are perfect for mastering the gardencore aesthetic.

Selim Mouzannar 

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This one-of-a-kind poppy bracelet from Selim Mouzannar will look exceptional with your diamond bracelet stack or stand out on it’s own. All pieces are handmade in Beirut, and no two pieces look alike, making this piece uniquely you.

Gigi Clozeau 

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If you need a pop of color around your neck, Gigi Clozeau’s classic 5 diamond necklace is the piece for you. Dainty and colorful, this necklace can be layered or worn alone. 

Brent Neale 

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Brent Neale’s diamond petal earrings are the coolest for a spring day (or every day). The scale of these earrings makes it an epic standout piece, but if you are looking for something a little more subtle, Brent does customizations to work with you on sizing and pricing.

Sophie Bille Brahe

Sophie Bille Brahe’s Fleur de Tennis necklace is a re-working of her classic tennis necklace, adding a touch of floral and a bit more sparkle to your neck.

Michael M

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Colored diamonds anyone? Michael M’s unique grey and pink diamond flower pendant is complete with grey and pink diamond slices surrounded by 190 white natural diamonds, inspired by botanical colors in nature.


Courtesy of Foundrae.

Foundrae knows how to create a symbolic piece of jewelry. A part of the Reverie collection, this diamond butterfly ring symbolizies daydreaming, being drawn to the light, and seeking out what lights you up. “These symbols evoke, rather than just describe, Joy.”


Courtesy of Eriness.

It wouldn’t be right to exclude a diamond lady bug from a gardencore round up. This ladybug bracelet from Eriness is the perfect dainty bracelet to remind you of the joy and luck in finding a ladybug, that you can carry with you all the time.