Emeralds have been trending on the Oscars, Emmy and Golden Globe Red Carpets for a while now, but as the MTV VMA’s skew toward a younger viewer, it was refreshing to see the green gems pop up here too.
And pop they did. Rapper Cardi B., who made her first appearance after having her baby, turned heads with her show-stopping cleavage, a new short ‘do and unbelievable emeralds from jeweler-to-the-stars Lorraine Schwartz. In fact, reports note they are 200 carats worth of Colombian emeralds.
A custom-made velvet purple gown by Nicolas Jebron made the green gems stand out even more.
Cardi B’s instagram post has already garnered more than 5 million likes, raising the profile on these elegant gems to a whole new level.