With almost 30 years in the spotlight, there is no question that Usher, born Usher Raymond IV, has solidified his place as an R&B legend. With 23 Grammy nominations and 8 wins under his belt, plus an extremely successful Las Vegas residency in 2023, Usher was an obvious choice for Super Bowl 58’s halftime show.
Not only does Usher shine through his talent, but also through his love of natural diamond jewelry. The singer is always dripping in diamonds, whether he’s walking an award show red carpet, sitting front row at fashion week, performing live on stage, or posing in a SKIMS ad for Kim Kardashian. From pave chains to pinky rings, Usher’s natural diamond style is next level.
Usher’s diamond style transcends trends and fads. His favorite pieces are timeless, not just because of their design but because of the natural diamonds dotting the chains, crosses, and pinky rings that he favors in his ensembles.
Usher’s diamond style transcends trends and fads. His favorite pieces are timeless
Usher won his first Grammy in 2001 for “U Remind Me” for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. He made his Grammy performance Debut in 2005 at the 47th Grammy Awards alongside James Brown, performing “Caught Up” and “Get Up – I Feel Like Being Like A Sex Machine.” He’s gone on to perform at the award show many times since and always dresses to the nines on the red carpet—natural diamonds included.
Usher has had 9 number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 including bops like 2004’s “Yeah!” and 2010’s “OMG” featuring will.i.am. With a career spanning multiple decades, it was no surprise to see the popularity of Usher’s Las Vegas residency, attended by celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Keke Palmer, Taraji P. Henson and more.
Ahead, get ready for Usher’s Superbowl Halftime performance with a look back at some of his best-ever natural diamond looks.
2000: Usher at the Teen Choice Awards
At the 2000 Teen Choice Awards, Usher made a splash in an all-white outfit, featuring an unbuttoned white fur coat to show off his signature “U” diamond chains. He also wore two diamond cuff bracelets, a diamond pinky ring, and his classic diamond stud earrings. “Since the beginning of my career it was the first thing that was a signature of mine,” he said in a 2023 interview with GQ. Made by LA-based jeweler Joe Rosenberg, the design itself has changed over the years with every new album cycle and era for the singer.
2005: Usher at the Grammy Awards
For his debut performance at the Grammy Awards, Usher walked the red carpet in a sharp white suit and layers of diamond and gold chains and pendants, including a few diamond cross necklaces. He also sported his signature diamond stud earrings.
2015: Usher at the Grammy Awards
At the 57th Grammys in 2015, Usher looked dapper in an infinity-motif diamond brooch and a matching diamond pinky ring.
2020: Usher at the Grammy Awards
Usher kept things simple at the 2020 Grammy Awards with a diamond drop earring featuring a pave cross hanging from a diamond stud.
2021: Usher at the iHeart Radio Awards
At the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards, the singer wore a pave diamond chain necklace over his black button-down shirt and a chunky diamond chain bracelet.
2022: Usher’s Diamond Toothpick
Only Usher could pull off a diamond toothpick like a pro! Made by Jacquie Aiche, this piece has become a staple for the singer on his Instagram page, alongside his diamond conch piercing and signature U chain.
2023: Usher at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Usher’s diamond conch studs made another appearance at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party alongside a sizable diamond tennis necklace worn under a chic white suit.
2023: Usher in Las Vegas
At the 2023 Lovers & Friends music festival in Las Vegas, Usher wore diamond-encrusted chains, two tennis necklaces and two diamond cross pendants along with a diamond pinky ring.
2023: Usher at the Met Gala in Lorraine Schwartz
Usher channeled Karl Lagerfeld and his famous Belperron brooches at the 2023 Met Gala wearing a diamond necktie brooch, a diamond and pearl pinky ring, and his now-signature diamond conch piercing by Lorraine Schwartz.
2023: Usher at Paris Fashion Week
The singer attended Chanel’s fashion show in Paris wearing his large diamond conch piercings along with two pave diamond rings.
2024: Skims Campaign
Jaws dropped everywhere when Kim Kardashian released the latest Skims campaign featuring Usher, his six pack, and layers of natural diamond necklaces, including a gold and diamond Bulgari Serpenti necklace.
2024: Superbowl Halftime Show Press Conference
Usher took the stage at the Super Bowl Halftime Show press conference wearing a custom Super Bowl-style natural diamond ring with “Coming Home,” his new album title, etched in pavé diamonds around a replica of the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
2024: Super Bowl Halftime Show
Usher’s Halftime performance was one for the books! He opened the show in this all white look featuring a sizable diamond and ruby Phoenix brooch.