Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s Met Gala Necklace Rivals

Many of the looks on this year’s Met Gala red carpet were monochrome affairs, with most guests opting for black-and-white designs with a profusion of pearls in honor of the late Karl Lagerfeld. Certain A-listers, however, amped up the sparkle—and color—via fine jewelry. Step forward Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who accessorized her sweeping Valentino gown with a necklace featuring the Bulgari Luna Blue Diamond.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas at the 2023 Met Gala

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Conceived as an homage to Bulgari’s hometown of Rome, the necklace’s design is informed by the bay laurel wreaths worn by Roman emperors, with leaflike diamonds set in gold, but the incredibly rare 11.6-carat Laguna is more likely to call to mind Titanic than Titus. Among the rarest colors for a diamond, the blue stone was first mounted by Bulgari as a ring for a private collector in 1970. In lieu of being cast into the Atlantic post-Met (God forbid), the gem will go under the hammer as part of Sotheby’s Luxury Week in Geneva later this month, with bids starting at a cool $25 million.

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