After being named Miss World in 2000, Priyanka Chopra Jonas cancelled her intended engineering career to build a fruitful resume in the Indian film industry, where she quickly became one of the country’s highest paid and most popular entertainers. She starred in a slew of box office hits before making her international breakthrough in the drama series Quantico in 2015, after which she immediately found herself at Hollywood’s most esteemed events. With notable films like 2017’s Baywatch and 2019’s Isn’t It Romantic under her belt, and a high-profile marriage to pop star Nick Jonas, it was long until Chopra Jonas ranked a true Hollywood A-lister, not to mention one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People and Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women.
The Best Priyanka Chopra Jonas Jewellery Looks
A style stalwart in the world of Bollywood, Chopra Jonas had no trouble transitioning her confident fashion sense once she left India. With the help of her U.S. stylist Cristina Ehrlich, who also counts Penélope Cruz and Margot Robbie as clients, Chopra Jonas won over critics by wearing international brands, championing Indian designers and understanding the significance of dramatic diamonds on the red carpet. “She is like an artist; you can see she has fun with it and doesn’t like to get lost in a crowd,” Ehrlich told Vogue India of her style. “She likes to use her voice and fashion to express her different moods.”
As the newest global ambassador for luxury jewellery maison Bulgari, and the first Indian woman to represent the brand, Chopra Jonas is sure to shine for years to come, but for now, read on for Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ defining diamond jewellery moments so far.
Platinum Princess at the 88th Annual Academy Awards
Despite not being a nominee, Priyanka pulled out all the stops for her first trip to Hollywood’s biggest night. Her white lace Zuhair Murad dress was a beautiful way to make her Oscars debut in 2016, but her diamonds truly stole the show. The strapless gown and bare neck gave way for her multi-million dollars worth of Lorraine Schwartz baubles, which included a 50 carat platinum and diamond front-back drop earrings with oval and pear-shaped diamonds with diamond halos worth around $3.2 million, plus 40 carats of platinum and diamond rings, including a modern, mixed cut two-stone ring and a classic emerald cut diamond solitaire. Chopra Jonas’ $8 million accessory array certainly proved she is a celebrity who takes diamonds very seriously.
Charming Choker at Tiffany & Co.’s 2018 Tiffany Blue Book Collection Celebration
Priyanka shimmered in a custom gown from Giorgio Armani to help Tiffany & Co. celebrate the unveiling of their 2018 Tiffany Blue Book, but all eyes were on the jewels from the luxury retailer. Chopra Jonas donned a dazzling platinum and diamond choker with a diamond bow clasp and complementary diamond cluster earrings for the exclusive event, giving the brand’s classic aesthetic an edgy modern spin. To top it off, she made sure the incredible engagement ring she had recently received from her now-husband Nick was on full display. The high-quality cushion cut from Tiffany weighed around 4 carats, was set in a classic mounting with a vintage look and reportedly cost close to $200,000.
Million Dollar Moment at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards
As one of the industry’s best dressed couples, Priyanka and Nick Jonas never show up to a red carpet event not looking like a million dollars—quite literally speaking at the 2020 Golden Globes, where they each sported seven figures’ worth of bling. Chopra looked breathtaking in a body-hugging pink and off-the-shoulder Cristina Ottaviano gown, a show-stopping number that still couldn’t manage to overpower the 56 carats of graduating pear-shaped Bulgari diamonds around her neck. Valued at over $1 million the statement necklace stunned alongside a high jewellery ring and diamond stud earrings, truly luxurious pieces that perfectly complemented her husband’s Bulgari Octo watch set with 50.25 carats of baguette cut diamonds.
Bridal Beauty at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival
Months after her highly publicized wedding, Priyanka clearly wanted to keep the celebration going, showing up to her first Cannes Film Festival clad in a Georges Hobeika gown from the brand’s Spring 2020 bridal collection. The dreamy white tulle dress was a timeless look, and she completed the classic monochromatic ensemble with stunning pieces from Chopard. The simple natural diamond jewellery included a pair of elegant diamond drop earrings and a bunting swag motif necklace set with marquise and pear-shaped diamonds that were accentuated by her strapless garment.
Dazzling Drip at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
It was impossible to take your eyes off of Priyanka at the 2017 Emmys in her white feathered Balmain gown. The high-cut dress was covered with shining embellishments, but she knew better than to let the item speak for itself. Chopra Jonas echoed the glistening pattern with gigantic 62-carat emerald cut diamond earrings set in platinum by Lorraine Schwartz, which she also pieced together with a drool-worthy 16.5-carat diamond ring. As Ehrlich points out, the star “really gets into every detail of a look.” The combination of bling hosted a combined value of more than $7 million.
Regal Red Carpet Return at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards
After the global pandemic put red carpet events on hold for most of 2020, Priyanka didn’t take her first in-person event lightly. “She has a very strong sense of style and knows what she likes,” Ehrlich previously said. “She isn’t someone who puts half a look together. She likes to have a reason behind why or what she is wearing.” Her custom gold Dolce & Gabbana gown may have been enough for some stars, but Chopra Jonas went the extra mile by adding 40 carats of Bulgari diamonds. Her pink gold earrings totalled 14.18 carats and her two rose gold rings also glistened, but it was her Serpenti Misteriosi Pallini watch that was the true focal point. Featuring the brand’s iconic serpenti head, set with brilliant-cut diamonds and emerald eyes at the front, the cuff transitioned into a rose gold bracelet with brilliant-cut diamonds for a whopping total weight of 24.9 carats.