Video Music Awards 2019: Our Top 5 Jewelry Looks

Some of the most eye-catching jewelry spotted last night at the MTV Video Music Awards was worn by the guys.

Music’s leading men came clad in ultra-chunky chains (see Diplo‘s and Tainy’s), outré earrings (see Lil Nas X’s long snake earring, below), and necklaces so hippie/bohemian, they could form their own commune (see Lenny Kravitz’s oversized circle pendant, above, and Shawn Mendes’ talismanic #neckmess).

Of course, women made their style mark with jewelry, too. Gigi Hadid wore a stack of very chic yellow gold chain Eli Halili necklaces; Taylor Swift wore a gorgeous set of Lorraine Schwartz emerald hoops (below); and Halsey donned some cool, dagger-like crosses, which swung not far below her rainbow hair roots, affecting a fun Rainbow Brite-goes-goth aesthetic.

Jewelry on the carpet was more often than not crafted in white metal, and often featured spikes or aggressive shapes. Hoop earrings were there, but they weren’t as ubiquitous as they’ve been in the recent past. Instead, the aforementioned hippie-boho necklaces—piled to the gills—were the jewelry du jour.

What did I most love? See below:

Taylor Swift VMA emeralds
Taylor Swift in Lorraine Schwartz earrings and Versace blazer (image via: @revistahc)
Lizzo MTV VMA
Lizzo in a Moschino Siren dress and classic teardrop-style necklace from Gismondi 1754 (image via: themelanin_majesty)
Lil Nas X
“Old Town Road” singer Lil Nas X channeled Prince in a head-to-toe silver getup with a ruffled lace tuxedo shirt by Christian Cowan and white metal jewelry including a single, long snake earring and a rainbow gemstone ring (image above via: @thechicmillion; image below via: @ukesquire)

Lil Nas X VMAs

Lenny Kravitz VMAs
Top and above: Lenny Kravitz in an incredible gold-and-leather necklace (image via: @dadda65
Zara Larsson VMAs
Swedish singer Zara Larsson in Giambattista Valli dress and Bvlgari necklace and earrings (image via: @patrickkyle_)
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