2022 marked a return to normalcy following years of uncertainty during the height of the pandemic. As everyone began to define and redefine what it means to be out in the world, celebrities, public figures and even everyday people turned to natural diamonds to celebrate special moments, express love, and shape their personal style.
As the year comes to a close, we’re looking back on the natural diamond moments that made 2022 shine like no other.
Ben Affleck Proposes to Jennifer Lopez with Green Diamond
20 years after Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez ended their engagement, the couple reunited and got engaged with a green diamond before their splashy wedding.
Kate Middleton Makes a Statement in Diamonds and Pearls
The Princess of Wales wore the Lover’s Knot diamond and pearl tiara, diamond and pearl drop earrings and a brooch honoring The Queen during the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace.
See more of Kate’s best diamond moments here.
Jodie Turner Smith at Venice Film Festival
Actress Jodie Turner Smith was already a red-carpet darling, but at this year’s Venice Film Festival she proved that she can rock diamonds in ways that are fresh and unexpected.
See more of Jodie’s best diamond moments here.
Eiza González at the Academy Gala
We’re still swooning over the Bulgari diamond collar Eiza González wore to the Academy Gala.
Taylor Swift at the VMAs
Taylor Swift ushered in a new era decked out in Lorraine Schwartz diamonds at the VMAs.
Timothée Chalamet at the Oscars
Timothée Chalamet caused a stir at this year’s Oscars with his chest-baring look featuring a Cartier diamond tennis necklace, plunging Panthère de Cartier pendant and rings.
Diamonds at the Super Bowl
Between Odell Beckham Jr’s diamond football cleats, Joe Burrow’s blinged-out press conference look and the countless diamonds flashed during the Half-Time show, Super Bowl LVI was the most diamond fest for the ages.
Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala
Kim Kardashian’s headline-making Met Gala look where she wore Marilyn Monroe’s Jean Louis-designed dress featured Cartier Essential Lines diamond earrings in 18 karat white gold.
Machine Gun Kelly Proposes to Megan Fox with Toi et Moi Ring
Machine Gun Kelly proposed to Megan Fox with a a two-stone ring by Stephen Webster that features Megan’s emerald birthstone and Machine Gun Kelly’s diamond birthstone.
Anne Hathaway and Zendaya Dance in Bulgari
The Bulgari Unexpected Wonders film by Paolo Sorrentino starring Anne Hathaway and Zendaya gave us the dreamy diamond duo we didn’t know we needed.
Ice Cold Celebrates Hip-Hop Jewelry
Vikki Tobak’s Taschen book Ice Cold. a Hip-Hop Jewelry History pays tribute to hip-hop’s most influential style stars.
Rihanna Makes Her Return at the Wakanda Forever Premiere
Rihanna celebrated the Wakanda Forever premiere—and her new single “Lift Me Up” from the movie’s soundtrack—in REZA’s Ruban Earrings.
Van Cleef & Arpels Unveils Collection Cut from the Lesotho Legend
The Van Cleef & Arpels collection produced from the Lesotho Legend features breathtaking pieces like the Collerete Mystérieuse necklace.
The Largest Pink Diamond is Discovered
A 170-carat pink Type IIa diamond dubbed “The Lulo Rose” was discovered by the Lucapa Diamond Company in the Lulo diamond mine in Angola. This discovery is believed to be the largest pink diamond recovered in the last three hundred years.
Kendrick Lamar’s Diamond Crown of Thorns
The hip-hop superstar wore a diamond-encrusted crown of thorns created by Tiffany & Co. on the cover of his hit album Mr Morale & The Big Steppers and on select stops during his world tour.
The Tiara Exhibit at Sotheby’s
In honor of Her Majesty the Queen’s platinum jubilee, Sotheby’s London auction house hosted one of he biggest tiara exhibits ever.
Baseball Player’s Bring Diamonds to the Field
From Juan Soto to Bryce Harper, Major League Baseball players weren’t shy about wearing diamonds to the job.
Pharrell Puts His Famous Diamonds Up For Auction
Iconic rapper and producer Pharrell Williams put his instantly recognizable diamond pendants and chains up for auction on the plaform Joopiter.