Celebrity Diamond Jewelry Spotlight: Zendaya

The actress and fashion icon never fails to stun with her natural diamond jewels on the red carpet and beyond.

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When it comes to natural diamonds on the red carpet, no one does it quite like Zendaya. As a Bulgari ambassador since 2020, Zendaya has had access to a treasure trove of epic natural diamond pieces. With help from her longtime image architect Law Roach, each of her diamond-studded red carpet looks have left jaws on the floor. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Zendaya is an incredibly talented actress, starring in some of the biggest movies and TV shows of the year, from HBO’s Euphoria to the Dune film franchise.

Zendaya’s career started like those of many child stars on the Disney Channel. She starred as Rocky Blue on the hit show Shake It Up from 2010 to 2013 and on K.C. Undercover as the titular K.C. Cooper. Even from a young age, she was walking red carpets in head-turning outfits, a style star in the making.

Her first blockbuster film set her up for movie stardom as Michelle “MJ” Jones, Peter Parker’s love interest in Spiderman: Homecoming. It was also the set where she met her current boyfriend Tom Holland. In 2019, Zendaya showed off her serious acting chops as Rue Bennett in HBO’s prestige teen drama series, Euphoria for which she won her first Emmy in 2020, making her the youngest recipient of the award for Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

The next year, her fashion prowess was recognized as well when she won the CFDA Fashion Icon Award in 2021. She made Emmy history again in 2022 when she broke records as the youngest person of color to be nominated twice in the category and win. Of course, all of these now-iconic moments were dripping in natural diamonds.

This year, she is set to star as a tennis player-turned-coach in Challengers alongside Josh O’Connor and Mike Faist. Her first red carpet-appearance for the film in Sydney is already turning heads. Ahead, take a look at Zendaya’s best-ever natural diamond moments from her incredible career—so far.

2024: Zendaya at the London Premiere of Challengers

Zendaya once again leaned into the tenniscore theme of her Challengers premiere looks with a white dress covered in a tennis racket print and Bulgari natural diamond earrings, bracelet, and ring.

2024: Zendaya at the Rome premiere of Challengers

Zendaya wore a statement Bulgari Serpenti lariat necklace against an open white blazer alongside some dainty Bulgari rings.

2024: Zendaya at the Australian Premiere of Challengers

For the first red carpet premiere of the anticipated film Challengers, Zendaya wore a pair of stunning natural diamond drop earrings from Bulgari.

Zendaya attends the Australian premiere of “Challengers” on March 26, 2024 in Sydney, Australia. (Getty Images)
Zendaya attends the 2024 Green Carpet Fashion Awards in West Hollywood, California, March 6, 2024. (Getty Images)

2024: Zendaya at the Green Carpet Awards

Zendaya shined Bulgari Serpenti Viper jewels dotted with pave natural diamonds at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards, a night honoring those who are driving political, social, and environmental solutions for a brighter collective future.

2024: Zendaya at the New York Premiere of Dune: Part 2

Zendaya turned out another incredible look for the Dune: Part 2 press tour in New York City wearing Stéphanie Rolland Couture and an abundance of Bulgari natural diamond Serpenti rings and Bulgari diamond earrings.

Zendaya attends the “Dune: Part Two” premiere on February 25, 2024 in New York City. (Getty Images)

2024: Zendaya at the Dune: Part 2 London Premiere

Zendaya attends the World Premiere of “Dune: Part Two” in London’s Leicester Square on February 15, 2024 in London, England. (Getty Images)
Zendaya attends the World Premiere of “Dune: Part Two” in London’s Leicester Square on February 15, 2024 in London, England. (Getty Images)

For the first red carpet moment of the highly anticipated film, we knew Zendaya was going to make a splash. Jaws dropped when she arrived in Thierry Mugler’s 1995 robot suit, styled by Law Roach, paired with an epic collar from Bulgari which was complete with 381 natural diamonds and 22 sapphires, featuring an 11-carat sapphire at the center. She later changed into a slinky black dress paired with vintage Bulgari jewelry including natural diamond earrings and a natural diamond and emerald ring to watch Dune: Part 2.

Zendaya at Fendi Couture Spring 2024 as part of Paris Couture Fashion Week on January 25, 2024 in Paris, France. (Getty Images)

2024: Zendaya at Fendi’s Haute Couture Show

Zendaya arrived at the Fendi runway show wearing a gorgeous natural diamond drop necklace from Bulgari’s high jewelry collection along with simple natural diamond stud earrings.

2023: Zendaya at the SAG Awards

Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress for her role in Euphoria, the actress stepped out in epic diamonds from Bulgari at the 2023 SAG Awards.

Zendaya attends the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on February 26, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)
Zendaya attends the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2024 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 20, 2023 in Paris, France. (Getty Images)

2023: Zendaya at the Louis Vuitton Men’s Show in Paris

The style star sat front row at Pharrell’s runway show wearing a Bulgari Serpenti Viper pave diamond necklace and a Bulgari Serpenti pendant featuring a natural diamond and emerald snake head.

2023: Zendaya at a Bulgari High Jewelry Event

Attending Bulgari’s Mediterranea High Jewelry event at Palazzo Ducale alongside brand ambassadors Anne Hathaway, Priyanka Chopra, and more stars, Zendaya let her jewelry take center stage, wearing an off-the-shoulder gown paired with a natural diamond-encrusted high jewelry Serpenti statement necklace featuring yellow natural diamonds at the center.

Zendaya attends the “Bulgari Mediterranea High Jewelry” event at Palazzo Ducale on May 16, 2023 in Venice. (Getty Images)
Zendaya attends the 74th Primetime Emmys on September 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

2022: Zendaya at the Emmy Awards

The Euphoria star celebrated another historic win for Leading Actress in a Dramatic Series at the 2022 Emmy Awards, wearing a Bulgari diamond collar, stud earrings and a strapless black Valentino ballgown.

2022: Zendaya at the Vanity Fair Oscars After Party

A departure from her more feminine looks, we love the risk she and image architect Law Roach took—and certainly pulled off—with this suit, accessorized with a Bulgari natural diamond brooch.

Zendaya attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)
Zendaya attends the 94th Oscars in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022. (Getty Images)

2022: Zendaya at the Oscars

At the 94th Academy Awards, Zendaya stacked 12 of Bulgari’s flexible diamond Serpenti Viper bracelets and Bulgari Serpenti Viper white gold and full pavé diamond collar: a look that is still remembered as one of her best to this day.

2021: Zendaya at the Venice Film Festival

Zendaya attends the red carpet of the movie “Dune” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 03, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Getty Images)
Zendaya is seen arriving at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 03, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Getty Images)

The actress made waves in her wet-look-inspired Balmain gown accessorized with a Bulgari serpenti necklace at the 2021 Venice Film Festival. She was also spotted at the Festival in a more casual ensemble, sporting her now-famous yellow natural diamond ring from Bulgari, a present to herself for all of her incredible accomplishments that year.

“This is my splurge, my treat-myself,” she told the British Vogue journalist Marisa Meltzer after she spotted the ring set with a large yellow diamond flanked by two white diamond side stones on her finger. “I do get a little employee discount,” the actress, who is an ambassador for the brand, delightfully explained of the purchase. She went on to add, “It feels like it’s gonna be an heirloom, like one day I can give it to my grandchildren.” 

2021: Zendaya at the Oscars

The star stunned at the 93rd Academy Awards wearing Bulgari diamond jewels — totaling over $6 million. Styled by Law Roach, Zendaya’s layered necklaces and rings were plucked from the “Magnifica” high jewelry collection, with over 183 carats of natural diamonds.

Zendaya arrives on the red carpet of The 93rd Oscars in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, April 25, 2021. (Getty Images)
Zendaya arrives to the 2021 CFDA Fashion Awards on November 10, 2021 in New York City. (Getty Images)

2021: Zendaya at the CFDA Awards

As the recipient of the Fashion Icon Award, Zendaya turned out what may have been her best look yet at the 2021 CFDA Awards. She wore a red Vera Wang two-piece set paired with Bulgari natural diamond jewels, including a necklace from the Diva’s Dream collection, a high jewelry bracelet, some dainty rings and natural diamond stud earrings.

2020: Zendaya at the Virtual Emmy Awards

The 2020 Emmy Awards may have looked different from award shows past thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Euphoria actress’ win was still a memorable and historic one. She wore statement Bulgari natural diamond earrings as she accepted the award for Best Leading Actress in a Dramatic Series, the youngest woman to ever win.

Zendaya at the 72nd Emmy Awards will broadcast September 20, 2020 on ABC. (Getty Images)
Zendaya at Bulgari RTW Fall 2020 (Getty Images)

2020: Zendaya Attends a Bulgari Launch Event

For one of her first events as a Bulgari brand ambassador, Zendaya helped launch the Maison’s B.zero1 Rock jewelry collection wearing a necklace featuring 6 cascading strands of diamonds and a central blue sapphire.  

2019: Zendaya at the Emmy Awards

The Emmy-winner accessorized her stunning green Vera Wang corset gown with Panthère de Cartier drop earrings featuring diamonds, emeralds, and onyx and a Cartier Agrafe cuff bracelet featuring 1,300 brilliant-cut natural diamonds totaling nearly 30 carats, which retails for about $236,000.

Zendaya attends the 71st Emmy Awards on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)
Zendaya, the face of the Lancôme Idôle fragrance, attends the launch at Palais D’Iena on July 02, 2019 in Paris, France. (Getty Images)

2019: Zendaya at the Lancôme Idôle Fragrance Launch

As the face of Lancôme’s Idôle Fragrance, the actress shined at the launch event, wearing spiral-shaped diamond earrings from Chopard’s exclusive Haute Joaillerie Collection and two diamond statement rings from the brand’s Magical Setting Collection. Each diamond ring features concentric circles of glittering diamonds surrounding a larger, brilliant center stone.

2018: Zendaya at the Oscars

At the 90th Academy Awards ceremony in 2018, the star wore vintage Bulgari diamond jewels from the firm’s archive collection, two years before she even officially became an ambassador for the brand.

Zendaya attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)