There’s jewelry… and then there’s celebrity jewelry.
No matter how nice you think yourring collection is, it’s no comparison to what celebrities wear on the red carpet multiple times a year.
But the good news? You don’t have to be a celebrity to wear lovely jewelry. And you don’t even need a budget of tens of thousands to wear designer-quality pieces.
First, we’ll look at some of the most fabulous pieces of celebrity jewelry.
Then, we’ll explain four different looks that are easy to pull off for under $99.
Let’s get started!
The most expensive celebrity jewelry of all time
We’ve written aboutfine jewelry, which is made of precious metals and gemstones. And we’ve written aboutfashion jewelry, which is made of base metals or semi-precious stones.
But there’s a third category of jewelry we haven’t touched: high jewelry.
High jewelry is technically fine jewelry, in that artisans create it from precious metals and gemstones. But high jewelry pieces are one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted works of art.
These pieces range from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars—and they make up the most expensive jewelry celebrities wear on the red carpet.
These headline-making pieces are so expensive, celebrities could never afford them. Instead, jewelry brandsloan them the jewelry for free in hopes of publicity.
Having a celebrity like Beyoncé, Sofia Vergara, or Kendall Jenner wear your jewelry is as good as free advertising. That’s why you’ll see stars at the Golden Globes or Met Gala wearing outrageous jewelry.
Here’s the most valuable jewelry to grace Hollywood.
#3—Charlize Theron ($15.8 million)
At the 2014 Oscars, actress Charlize Theron wore a stunningHarry Winston necklace with a 21-carat diamond. Combined with her diamond earrings, the set was valued at $15.8 million.
#2—Cate Blanchett ($18 million)
At the 2014 Academy Awards, actress Cate Blanchett wore a complete set of jewelry valued at $18 million. The collection included a set of opal earrings, a diamond bracelet, and a pear-shaped diamond ring.
#1—Lady Gaga ($30 million)
One of the most valuable gems in the world is theTiffany Yellow Diamond. Only three people have worn this diamond—diplomat Mary Whitehouse in 1957, Audrey Hepburn in 1961, and Lady Gaga at the 2019 Academy Awards ceremony.
Celebrity look #1: Layered necklaces
One of the newest trends in celebrity fashion statements is layering different necklaces to create a bohemian, offset look.
It can be a challenging style to pull off because you need a set of necklaces that complement each other without clashing.
A simple way to nail this look every time? With aRayna Layered Necklace for just $59. It’s designed with a combination of necklace layers that always look perfect together and available in sterling silver or gold vermeil.
None of us will probably ever wear millions of dollars of high jewelry on the red carpet.
But that doesn’t mean we have to dress the same way as everyone else. With a few simple and affordable jewelry choices, you can look like a celebrity without breaking the bank.
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