Music’s biggest night, the Grammys, has always been *that award show*, hosting some of the most iconic, memorable style moments. Expressive, big and bold, the performances at the Grammy Awards are oft only upstaged by the diamond performances.
For the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards—a momentous show marked by a hybrid of in-person and virtual-ness, which captured the energy and spirit of turning a corner on the ongoing pandemic—, the display of glittering baubles and shimmering sparklers was strong as ever. And it wasn’t just the celebrities wearing their finest jewels.
Among the surprising, delightful portions of this year’s telecast were the bartenders, box-office managers and concert venue workers who presented various award categories. And you better believe they also showed up to slay for their national TV moment.
Scroll down for some of the best celeb red carpet jewelry looks from the 2021 Grammys:
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It’s almost expected each year that the artist that’s busted onto the scene will show up in the most major of looks, and the “Savage”/”W.A.P.” collaborator did not disappoint in a Chopard statement necklace and earring that paired oh-so-well with her bright orange gown. Did we mention Meg tied the orange and diamond look together by showing up to the red carpet in a Rolls Royce with bright orange seats? Instantly iconic luxury at its finest.
Blending masculine and feminine in the most delightful of ways, winner of the Best Latin Pop or Urban Album category wore small hoop huggie earrings covered in white pavé diamonds, plus a septum ring which bounced light off his otherwise all black ensemble and playful, bunny ear hat.
Undoubtedly the chicest skeleton-inspired getup we’ve ever seen, the singer-songwriter wore the diamond and pearl trend to tastefully complete her look, opting for a pair of earrings by Ashley Zhang. The designer is known for “rare and unique vintage finds and a collection of modern designs inspired by them”, which we think is pretty darn cool.
To say that Dua Lipa has had *the year* would be an understatement. Her brilliantly named album Future Nostalgia was the gift that kept on giving, even if it only snagged her one award on Grammy night. To celebrate the momentous moment, Dua created a diamond style moment we’ll long be nostalgic for with the help of Spinelli Kilcollin and Ananya. Her Atelier Versace gown also gave a sparkly nod to another pop diva: Mariah Carey.
Julia Michaels not only reps our favorite gemstone with a permanent diamond tattoo on her arm, but she expertly wears jewelry pieces in her-day-to-day life, too. For the Grammys, Michaels picked a major Messika diamond ear cuff, bangle and glittering rings.
More is usually more, and on Grammy night, that exact sentiment was personified by DaBaby. The rapper wore layered tennis necklaces, huge diamonds studs and a chunky, iced-out diamond ring and watch for his red carpet look, then dialed up the sparkle for his performance look in Chanel. Indeed it was a good night for men expressing their style with diamonds, and especially so for this guy.
Originally, the Song of the Year winner was not keen on showing much of her face in public, and boy are we glad that changed. To highlight both her beauty and expert artistry on a big night, she chose an emerald cut diamond lariat necklace and a purple velvet ensemble.
For many stylish men, the brooch seems to be the de rigueur way of instantly standing out and making a style statement on the RC. Host Trevor Noah followed suit exceptionally well. While it’d be hard to ignore his expertly tailored Gucci tux, it was only truly brought to life by the custom Tiffany & Co. Starburst cosmo design brooch he elegantly wore on his chest.
Noah’s “extravagant, duvet-style cape and collar” gown was certainly the meme-making moment of the night, but it was her more classic diamond riviera necklace we secretly couldn’t take our eyes off of. Mixed with other styles of jewelry—both trendy and classic in style—this over-the-top look worked unexpectedly well together.
The upcoming Genius: Aretha actress and singer has officially crossed over into red carpet royalty status, this time catching eyes with bold, asymmetrical-shaped, floral motif earrings from Tiffany & Co.
One thing we always appreciate about country pop superstar Miranda Lambert: She loves to glam up with the subtle-most country flare, while piling on the jewels. Some of her memorable pieces for the 2021 Grammys included a cobblestone cuff bangle with black and white pavé diamonds, a round pavé diamond bangle, a 1.2 carat Art Deco diamond and onyx ring and a five-row ring with diamonds, all by Kwiat. And these were just a few of the pieces she had on!
Stealing “More Hearts Than Mine” with this look, country up-and-comer Ingrid Andress captioned the Insta post of her Grammys look “she’s a kewl gurl” [sic]. Donning a crisp white Armani suit paired with a layered Chopard necklace that dangled down her exposed waist and statement-making earrings, we couldn’t agree more.
Everyone kind of knew Taylor was going to have a big night. Yup, Album of the Year-kind-of-big. Swift captured the hopeful mood of the Grammys in a life-like floral gown and accessorized with nature’s greatest gift: diamonds. Both on the red carpet and during her performance, she accessorized her looks with a Cathy Waterman Rustic Diamond Geometric Ring, Triple Hexagonal Bezel Set and the stunning Boulder Opal Lace Edge Earrings with rose cut diamonds.