If you’re reading this, hopefully, you’ve already scrolled through every 2021 Met Gala red carpet roundup there is on the internet, gawked over each look, and memorized who wore what and why. While the Met Gala always brings the glamour as far as the outfits go, let us not forget one of the most impressive aspects of the evening—the jewelry. Rihanna rolled up to the 2021 Met Gala fashionably late (are we surprised?) with “Babushka Boi” A$AP Rocky by her side. With Rihanna in Balenciaga Couture and Rocky in a literal quilt, it was easy to overlook the hundreds of carats of diamonds dripping from Rihanna’s being, but luckily, we got the tea.
Rihanna wore over 267 carats of Bulgari high jewelry and archival diamonds this evening. Let that sink in for a second. Around her neck was a Bulgari heritage necklace and two bracelets to match along with a single earring to finish the look. As if that wasn’t enough, she also wore a Thelma West diamond ring. The ring will soon be highlighted at Sotheby’s upcoming show, Brilliant & Black: A Jewelry Renaissance, which will be Sotheby’s first exhibit dedicated to Black jewelry designers.
Curious what the breakdown of Rihanna’s 267 carats of Bulgari diamonds is? Below, discover all the details of her abnormally iced-out look and get a closer look at each of the pieces she wore.