September 4, 2002
MTV Awards Feature Diamonds Galore
The Diamond Information Center reports an unprecedented number of musical stars wearing diamonds at the Aug. 29 MTV Video Music Awards.
Among those glittering with diamonds were Ashanti, P. Diddy, Jennifer Lopez, Foxy Brown, Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, Brandy, Usher, Kate Hudson and Christina Aguilera.
P. Diddy made the biggest statement with a wardrobe worth more than $2.5 million in diamonds from private jeweler Lorraine Schwartz.
Usher wore $1 million worth of diamond jewelry by world-renowned jeweler Graff.
Brandy wore the biggest necklace, also by Graff, worth $3.4 million.
Ashanti wore a wardrobe of diamond jewelry worth $1 million from jeweler Fred Leighton.
Pop star Kylie Minogue showed up in a diamond cluster necklace and matching bracelet.
Brittany Murphy sported an over-the-top Harry Winston diamond choker and matching diamond right hand ring.
The biggest diamond jewelry trend was the right hand ring the bigger the better. Although sometimes slipped on the left hand, this accessory was seen on Spears, in a heart-shaped diamond right-hand ring by Michael Beaudry; Ashanti with diamond right-hand ring by Fred Leighton; Stefani with five diamond right-hand rings by Fred Leighton; Hudson wearing a diamond right-hand ring and diamond chains by Fred Leighton; and Anna Kournikova with a diamond right-hand ring by Stephen Russell. Other stars in right-hand rings were Aguilera, Brittany Murphy, Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Pink and Lopez.
by Peggy Jo Donahue