The 2022 VMAs red carpet was seriously stacked with music’s biggest stars wearing plenty of natural diamond jewellery. Bigger and bolder than last year’s award show, the 2022 VMAs had everything we could have wanted and more: An incredible performance by Nicki Minaj as she accepted the Video Vanguard Award; Blackpink’s first-ever US award show performance; Yung Gravy showing up with Addison Rae’s mom as his date; Taylor Swift accepting the Video of the Year award without interruption and announcing her newest album ‘Midnight.’
Of course, none of those moments compare to the sparkle and shine of the stars’ natural diamonds on the red carpet and on stage. From Bulgari Serpenti spotted on their ambassador, Lisa of Blackpink, to Lil Nas X’s classic De Beers pieces, the VMAs red carpet truly had it all. Ahead, our favorite natural diamond pieces of the night.
Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance at the VMAs in Lorraine Schwartz’s pear drop natural diamond earrings where she collected two awards for her long-form music video for “All Too Well (10 Minute Version). While accepting the award for Video of the Year in her Oscar de la Renta dress, she also announced her new album, Midnights, dropping next month.
For their first-ever performance at a US Award Show, the ladies of Blackpink showed up looking chic and sleek in their coordinating outfits. Lisa (far left) wore a Celine ensemble dotted with Bulgari natural diamond jewellery, Jisoo wore a floral gown by Dior and diamond jewellery by Cartier, Jennie walked the red carpet in head-to-toe Chanel and Rosé wore a mini dress by Saint Laurent paired with Tiffany & Co diamond earrings.
Barbs everywhere were floored by Minaj’s incredible medley performance of her greatest hits from ‘Superbase’ to her latest ‘ Super Freaky Girl.’ The icon accepted her Video Vanguard Award in her signature colour, Barbie pink, and decked out in natural diamonds by Cicada and REZA.
Lil Nas X
The ‘Montero’ singer arrived in just a tulle skirt, flowing headdress and plenty of natural diamonds from DeBeers.
Fresh off her latest film Purple Hearts, Sofia walked the VMAs red carpet in a black hooded dress by Carolina Herrera, her stunning look completed by celestial-inspired natural diamond earrings by David Yurman.
Wearing a sexy Houghton dress, the supermodel accessorized her look with a pear-shaped natural diamond ring and natural diamond chandelier earrings from Lorraine Schwartz.
LL Cool J
Dripping in head-to-toe Pristine diamond jewellery, LL Cool J made an iconic appearance on the VMAs red carpet and performance on stage.
Brazilian superstar Anitta looked stunning in a red Schiaparelli down and Tiffany & Co natural diamond earrings.
The rapper looked dapper as per usual in a brown leather suit paired with his signature diamond stud earrings.