The Most Unforgettable Natural Diamond Moments of 2022

From hip-hop royalty to actual royalty, we’re taking a look back at the year’s top natural diamond moments.

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2022 marked a return to normalcy following years of uncertainty during the height of the pandemic. As everyone began to define and redefine what it means to be out in the world, celebrities, public figures and even everyday people turned to natural diamonds to celebrate special moments, express love, and shape their personal style.

As the year comes to a close, we’re looking back on the natural diamond moments that made 2022 shine like no other.

Ben Affleck Proposes to Jennifer Lopez with Green Diamond

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20 years after Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez ended their engagement, the couple reunited and got engaged with a green diamond before their splashy wedding.

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Kate Middleton Makes a Statement in Diamonds and Pearls

Catherine, Princess of Wales during the State Banquet. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Princess of Wales wore the Lover’s Knot diamond and pearl tiara, diamond and pearl drop earrings and a brooch honoring The Queen during the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace.

See more of Kate’s best diamond moments here.

Jodie Turner Smith at Venice Film Festival

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Actress Jodie Turner Smith was already a red-carpet darling, but at this year’s Venice Film Festival she proved that she can rock diamonds in ways that are fresh and unexpected.

See more of Jodie’s best diamond moments here.

Eiza González at the Academy Gala

Eiza Gonzalez attends the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures 2nd Annual Gala. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Academy Museum of Motion Pictures)

We’re still swooning over the Bulgari diamond collar Eiza González wore to the Academy Gala.

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Taylor Swift at the VMAs

Taylor Swift ushered in a new era decked out in Lorraine Schwartz diamonds at the VMAs.

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Timothée Chalamet at the Oscars

Timothée Chalamet caused a stir at this year’s Oscars with his chest-baring look featuring a Cartier diamond tennis necklace, plunging Panthère de Cartier pendant and rings.

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Diamonds at the Super Bowl

Snoop Dogg performs onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

Between Odell Beckham Jr’s diamond football cleats, Joe Burrow’s blinged-out press conference look and the countless diamonds flashed during the Half-Time show, Super Bowl LVI was the most diamond fest for the ages.

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Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala

Kim Kardashian arrives for the 2022 Met Gala. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Kim Kardashian’s headline-making Met Gala look where she wore Marilyn Monroe’s Jean Louis-designed dress featured Cartier Essential Lines diamond earrings in 18 karat white gold.

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Machine Gun Kelly Proposes to Megan Fox with Toi et Moi Ring

Machine Gun Kelly proposed to Megan Fox with a a two-stone ring by Stephen Webster that features Megan’s emerald birthstone and Machine Gun Kelly’s diamond birthstone.

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Anne Hathaway and Zendaya Dance in Bulgari

The Bulgari Unexpected Wonders film by Paolo Sorrentino starring Anne Hathaway and Zendaya gave us the dreamy diamond duo we didn’t know we needed.

Ice Cold Celebrates Hip-Hop Jewelry

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Vikki Tobak’s Taschen book Ice Cold. a Hip-Hop Jewelry History pays tribute to hip-hop’s most influential style stars.

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Rihanna Makes Her Return at the Wakanda Forever Premiere

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Rihanna celebrated the Wakanda Forever premiere—and her new single “Lift Me Up” from the movie’s soundtrack—in REZA’s Ruban Earrings.

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Van Cleef & Arpels Unveils Collection Cut from the Lesotho Legend

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The Van Cleef & Arpels collection produced from the Lesotho Legend features breathtaking pieces like the Collerete Mystérieuse necklace.

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The Largest Pink Diamond is Discovered

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A 170-carat pink Type IIa diamond dubbed “The Lulo Rose” was discovered by the Lucapa Diamond Company in the Lulo diamond mine in Angola. This discovery is believed to be the largest pink diamond recovered in the last three hundred years.

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Kendrick Lamar’s Diamond Crown of Thorns

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The hip-hop superstar wore a diamond-encrusted crown of thorns created by Tiffany & Co. on the cover of his hit album Mr Morale & The Big Steppers and on select stops during his world tour.

The Tiara Exhibit at Sotheby’s

In honor of Her Majesty the Queen’s platinum jubilee, Sotheby’s London auction house hosted one of he biggest tiara exhibits ever.

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Baseball Player’s Bring Diamonds to the Field

From Juan Soto to Bryce Harper, Major League Baseball players weren’t shy about wearing diamonds to the job.

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Pharrell Puts His Famous Diamonds Up For Auction

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Pharrell Williams during 33rd Annual American Music Awards – Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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Iconic rapper and producer Pharrell Williams put his instantly recognizable diamond pendants and chains up for auction on the plaform Joopiter.

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