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The 5 Best Bejeweled Celebrities

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As sad as it is to those of us who’ve spent years in the world of gems and jewelry, the days of extensive jewelry collections owned by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly are relatively long gone, replaced now by celebrities who borrow or are paid to wear pieces on red carpets, at awards shows, and at movie premieres, which makes it tough to know which pieces are owned and which are loaned.

Thankfully, there are still some celebrities out there who love wearing jewels in their everyday lives, and not just when they’re working, on stage, or in front of paparazzi (although, when are they not in front of paparazzi?). So today, I’m taking a look at some of the most blinged-out celebs who seemingly love to adorn themselves with precious metals and precious gemstones, and I couldn’t be happier about it.


Rihanna wearing Chopard Jewelry

Image courtesy of Pure Break.

We have seen superstar singer and actress Rihanna walk the red carpet of various events wearing extraordinary jewelry by everyone from Chopard (whom she collaborated on a collection with in 2017) to Cartier, and various high jewelry houses in-between. But Ri-Ri spreads her jewelry love around when it comes to her everyday pieces and casual looks including designs by Los Angeles-based jewelry designer Jacquie Aiche. Aiche, who is also a favorite jewelry designer among celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Kylie Jenner, is known for sexy pieces including her recognizable body chains.


Beyonce flashes her emerald-cut diamond engagement ring

Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

There is no denying that Queen Bey reigns supreme. Her red carpet looks often sway the way of designs by New York-based Lorraine Schwartz, who has adorned the megastar for years and even created Beyonce’s engagement ring, giving jewelry writers like me something to talk about, thankfully. But Bey has also been seen sporting accessories by Harlem-based jewelry house Third Crown, designer Lynn Ban, Chanel (one of her favorites), Philly brand Dylanlex, and many others. Which of these looks are owned and which are loaned are not always known (Woo! I totally just did a sick rhyme! Jay-Z, call me) but at this point, we don’t really care, do we?


A young Cher decked out in turquoise jewlery

I’m starting to get the feeling that celebrities going by one name really like their jewelry. From the time she was younger, Cher always had some of the best jewelry looks in LA-LA-land. From big earrings to layered turquoise necklaces, Cher’s looks – both in fashion and in accessories – were ahead of her time, and they still stand strong today. With famous friends like Los Angeles jewelry designer Loree Rodkin by her side, Cher still manages to wow her adoring fans and jewelry lovers alike when she steps brightly out into the sun or thrills us with another world tour.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama in fine jewelry

Oh, how we love it when Michelle Obama wears amazing jewels! From long, substantial earrings to stunning statement necklaces, one of America’s favorite and fashionable first ladies rarely let us down in the jewelry department. Mrs. Obama has been seen sporting pieces by Kimberly McDonald, Loree Rodkin (she’s just like Cher!), Pieter Louis Erasmus, Le Vian, and Jennifer Fisher, and every piece chosen has perfectly accessorized her ensemble. While Mrs. Obama brought so much more to the table than her fashion sense, the jewelry lovers of the world let out a sigh of relief when she first stepped into to the adornment spotlight.

Pharrell Williams

Musician Pharrell Williams

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Real men wear jewels, too, and Pharrell Williams is the “jewels for men” poster child. Kudos to this man for making it cool for dudes to wear pearls and nearly single-handedly bringing back the pinky ring. Pharrell has been spotted on sidewalks and catwalks sporting everything from layered gold and gemstone bracelets to multiple rings to earrings, as well as both high-end Swiss timepieces and a simple Apple watch. Some of his favorite jewelry designers include Jacob & Co., Lorraine Schwartz, Chanel (because, honestly, who doesn’t love Chanel?), and Bulgari. We are so grateful that Pharrell and his style and talent walks among us and can’t wait to see what he does in the future.

Runners up on this list would have to include the likes of Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Aniston, and Meryl Streep–who, from what I understand, does actually own a lot of the jewelry she wears both on and off the red carpet. I mean, you would think that with the money these celebrities make they could buy anything they wanted, but with so many brands willing to pay to have their name on celebrity ambassadors, that isn’t often the case anymore.

Needless to say, even with all of the gorgeous jewelry we get to see on celebs these days, we still sure do miss Princess Grace and Liz Taylor.