Met Gala Jewels: Dazzling Diamonds or Costume Catastrophes? We Spill the Tea!

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Although this year’s Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has passed, I am still a little hungover from the glitz and glamor — after all, this is one of the most prestigious events in the Big Apple.

Beautiful women, gorgeous gowns, and stunning jewelry are three reasons people look forward to hearing about the Met Gala.

Here, you can feast on some of the most fascinating jewelry worn by style savants and some exclusive jewelry recommendations to match the bauble but not the cost!

1. January Jones’ Cartier Gold Necklace with Diamonds and Turquoise Cabochons

Actress January Jones wears a vintage Cartier yellow gold, diamond, and turquoise necklace at the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute GalaActress January Jones wears a vintage Cartier yellow gold, diamond, and turquoise necklace at the “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012, in New York City (Credit: Anthony Dixon / WENN / Lia Toby / Andres Otero)

The X-Men: First Class actress looked stunning in a yellow Versace dress with a 1955 Cartier necklace for the Costume Institute Gala Benefit, which celebrated the opening of the Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibition.

January Jones in a strapless yellow Atelier Versace Spring 2012 gown featuring black leather insertsJanuary Jones in a strapless yellow Atelier Versace Spring 2012 gown featuring black leather inserts (Credit: Bill Davila / Startraksphoto)

2. Diane Kruger’s Gold Fred Leighton Vintage Gem Pendant Necklace

Diane Kruger wears a gold necklace with purple stones at the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute GalaDiane Kruger wears a gold necklace with purple stones at the “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala on May 7, 2012, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City (Credit: Anthony Dixon / WENN / Lia Toby / Andres Otero)

The National Treasure actress styled her statement necklace with a royal purple layered crepe silk chiffon V-neck Prada gown featuring a hand-finished ostrich feather border.

Diane Kruger styled a purple Prada gown with a clutch and shoes from the same fashion houseDiane Kruger styled a purple Prada gown with a clutch and shoes from the same fashion house (Credit: Bill Davila / Startraksphoto)

3. Solange Knowles’ Geometric Bangles and Spiked Cuff Bracelet

Solange Knowles absolutely shone at the 2012 Met Gala in her canary-yellow Rachel Roy dress. The strapless gown featured a chic peplum detail and cascaded beautifully down her figure.

At the 2012 Met Gala, Solange Knowles elegantly wore a canary-yellow Rachel Roy dress with peplum detailing, complemented by a silver-and-gold Edie Parker ‘Flavia’ clutch, Jennifer Fisher jewels, Sergio Rossi heels, and her signature afroAt the 2012 Met Gala, Solange Knowles elegantly wore a canary-yellow Rachel Roy dress with peplum detailing, complemented by a silver-and-gold Edie Parker ‘Flavia’ clutch, Jennifer Fisher jewels, Sergio Rossi heels, and her signature afro (Credit: ACE / INFphoto)

She accessorized the look with a statement silver-and-gold Edie Parker ‘Flavia’ clutch, dazzling Jennifer Fisher jewels, and classic Sergio Rossi heels. But the true cherry on top was her signature afro, which she wore confidently and gracefully.

Solange Knowles wears Lady Grey jewelry with a bright yellow strapless Rachel Roy gown at the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute GalaSolange Knowles wears Lady Grey jewelry with a bright yellow strapless Rachel Roy gown at the “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012, in New York City (Credit: Anthony Dixon / WENN / Lia Toby / Andres Otero)

4. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie Summer Bamboo Earrings

Gwyneth Paltrow wears Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie hooped earrings at the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of ArtGwyneth Paltrow wears Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie hooped earrings at the “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012, in New York City (Credit: Anthony Dixon / WENN / Lia Toby / Andres Otero)

Gwyneth Paltrow styled her Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie hooped earrings with a Prada steel blue Duchesse halter neck dress featuring inverted back pleats and macro-paillettes embroidered patch pockets.

Gwyneth Paltrow flaunts her legs in a dress and peep-toe pumps from PradaGwyneth Paltrow flaunts her legs in a dress and peep-toe pumps from Prada (Credit: Bill Davila / Startraksphoto)

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