Lady Gaga is probably having a much better year than you. Not only is she totally winning the award season, but she also made heads turn at this year’s Golden Globe Awards when she wore $5 million worth of Tiffany & Co’s diamonds, and then again at Oscar’ when she straight up wore a gigantic yellow diamond, earlier worn by Audrey Hepburn. Lady Gaga has never been one to shy away from serious dazzle. Here are 5 times she totally changed the game when it came to over-the-top diamonds.
With Love, Tiffany
Lady Gaga looks fabulous in Tiffany’s diamonds and she obviously knows it. For this year’s Oscars, she showed up in an Alexander McQueen gown and a 128.54-carat Tiffany Yellow Diamond, which was last worn by the iconic Audrey Hepburn during a promo shoot for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The stone suspended from a chain made of platinum and cushion-cut diamonds really is the only statement any ensemble needs. Of you’re going for big stones, or even semi-precious single pieces, remember to tone down the complementary elements.
Never underestimate old school designs
At this Golden Globes, Gaga went for a rather Edwardian-inspired Tiffany & Co’s Aurora necklace, made with 300 sustainably-produced diamonds and a breathtaking 20-carat pear-shaped statement stone at the center. She also wore a pair of cluster earrings worth $115,000 to finish her look. Gaga’s look basically proves that you can wear a simple archaic-inspired diamond necklace with practically anything.
Use chunky diamonds for the drama
It really is pretty simple to add an element of drama, especially if you have some big earrings in your possession. Remember when Lady Gaga sported some Grace Kelly vibes with some fantastic Chopard danglers at the Venice film festival? The famous Garden of Kalahari earrings feature a 25-carat pear-shaped diamond and a 26-carat heart-shaped stone dangling at the bottom, so they are actually a mismatched pair. The perfect combination of class and quirk, the danglers transformed Gaga’s red carpet moment.
Have you tried chandeliers, yet?
Diamond chandelier necklaces are ideal if you’re kind of a rookie with big jewellery. Lady Gaga chose a stunning chandelier necklace by Hollywood’s favourite designer Lorraine Schwartz, to wear for Grammys. While Gaga is clearly going for an over-the-top look, you can pair a chandelier necklace with something simpler, or androgynous.
When in doubt, go retro
Block diamond strands will never mislead you. Lady Gaga jazzes up her simple black dress with an ornate but modern necklace and drop earrings from Kenneth Jay Lane. Notice that Lady Gaga goes against the norm to focus on one statement piece, and pairs two eye-grabbing diamond pieces.