The Most Jaw-Dropping Jewelry From the 2019 Met Gala

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Last night's Met Gala red carpet was one for the record books. Celebrities boldly experimented with the camp theme, resulting in outfits that celebrated playfulness, exaggeration, artifice, and excess. We loved Katy Perry's chandelier look, Zendaya's light-up gown, and Lady Gaga's voluminous number, but the dresses weren't the only thing that caught our eye: The jewelry on the red carpet was simply breathtaking and deserving of a close-up look. 

A slew of celebrities took full advantage of jewelry's ability to transform an outfit. Lily Collins, for instance, was lucky enough to debut the Cartier Magnitude High Jewelry Collection necklace, which is a particularly special piece. Cartier gathered a set of seven rare, round emeralds from Colombia totaling 46.09 carats. Taking inspiration from kinetic art, the necklace features contrasts of colors, geometric shapes, and optical effects. Now that's what we call a statement necklace. Scroll down to get all the info on the rest of our favorite jewelry pieces from the 2019 Met Gala. 

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On Lily Collins: Cartier Magnitude High Jewelry necklace with platinum, emeralds, rock crystal, onyx, black lacquer, and diamonds; Cartier Magnitude High Jewelry earrings with platinum, emeralds, rock crystal, onyx, and diamonds; Pluie de Cartier ring with 18k white gold, diamonds

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On Lupita Nyong'o: Bvlgari necklace featuring a 41-carat center stone, surrounded by amethysts; Bvlgari 2019 high jewelry collection ring, launching this summer

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On Penelope Cruz: Atelier Swarovski by Penelope Cruz Fine Jewelry Luna Open Hoop Earrings made with pear and marquis Swarovski Created Diamonds and Swarovski Genuine White Topaz set in 18k Fairtrade White Gold

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On Awkwafina: Bvlgari iconic Serpenti earrings in pink gold and diamonds paired with a Divas’ Dream ring 

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On Lady Gaga: Tiffany & Co. geometric choker featuring princess-cut diamonds of over 28 total carats and 18k yellow gold butterfly wings from the 2019 Tiffany Blue Book Collection; five Tiffany & Co. rings 

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On Jennifer Lopez: Harry Winston one-of-a-kind 65.32-carat cushion-cut purple sapphire set in a cluster of round brilliant, pear- and marquise-shaped diamonds and set on a diamond necklace; vintage 1972 Harry Winston Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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On Naomi Campbell: Bvlgari Heritage Bracelet in platinum with diamonds from 1959; High Jewelry Bracelet in white gold with Mother of Pearl elements, 40 round brilliant cut diamonds and pavé-set diamonds; bracelet in platinum with rubies and diamonds from 1934; Bvlgari ring, earrings, and four other bracelets

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On Ella Balinska: Cartier Maillon Panthère earrings with 18k white gold and diamonds; Cartier Love ring with 18k white gold and diamonds; Cartier Love ring with 18k white gold; Étincelle de Cartier wedding band with 18k white gold, and diamonds

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On Serena Williams: de Grisogono earrings

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On Serena Williams: de Grisogono rings from the Melody of Colours collection 

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On Amber Valletta: Chopard earrings featuring 34.88 carats of pear-shaped emeralds, 21.43 carats of cushion-shaped diamonds, and 1.36 carats of diamonds set in titanium from the Haute Joaillerie Collection

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On Alicia Keys: Tiffany & Co. platinum pendant, tanzanite rings, and stacked white gold and diamond rings from the Tiffany T collection

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On Gal Gadot: Tiffany & Co. diamond earrings

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On Lykke Li: Ana Khouri Diamond Marissa Ear Piece and the Diamond Mirian Bracelet

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On Julianne Moore: Chopard earrings from the Haute Joaillerie Collection featuring 5.17-carats of opals, 42.27 carats of amethyst beads, 178.07 carats of black spinel beads, 2.68 carats of blue sapphires, 0.69 carats of pink sapphires, 0.03 carats of tsavorites, and 0.16-carats of amethysts set in titanium