Taylor Swift appeared to lose the diamond on a ring worth $12,000 at the MTV VMAs


Taylor Swift left the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards less bejeweled than she walked into it.

Taylor Swift appeared to break a $12,000 ring she was wearing at the MTV VMAs. Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV

The pop star, who picked up a whopping nine statues on Tuesday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, appeared to lose the diamond on one of her rings, per audience camera footage from the show.

For the evening, Swift channeled her “Reputation” era in a black asymmetric Versace gown which featured a thigh-high slit, gold button detailing, and an open back. 

The singer paired the look with an assortment of jewelry, including an onyx and diamond ring from premium jewelers, Van Cleef & Arpels. Per Joseph Saidian & Sons, the 18-karat yellow gold ring retails at $12,000.

Swift arrived at the ceremony wearing the $12,000 onyx and diamond ring from Van Cleef and Arpels. Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic/Getty Images

However, at some point during the evening, it seems Swift managed to dislodge the stone at the center of the ring.

As captured from a video feed of the audience, the “Anti-Hero” alerted a suited security guard to the fact that the diamond was missing, holding out the ring, minus its impressive stone, and grimacing.

Swift can then be seen bending down to inspect the floor in hopes of finding the stone.

By the end of the night, when Swift took to the stage to accept the video of the year award for her single “Anti-Hero,” the ring was noticeably absent from her left hand.

It’s not known whether Swift managed to recover the diamond. Representatives for the star did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The $12,000 ring isn’t the only piece of expensive jewelry the “Cruel Summer” singer wore on the night.

Swift was seen without the ring when she accepted the video of the year award at the end of the night. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for MTV

Swift layered several gold and silver necklaces, including what appears to be a vintage chain, also sourced from Joseph Saidian & Sons, that has a $65,000 price tag, as well as a diamond choker that is presumably from Anita Ko and priced at $31,675.

The star also wore a pair of diamond tassel earrings that appear to be from Maria Tash, which retail at $21,950 each, and adorned her left ear with a diamond ear cuff, which is also presumably from Anita Ko, and costs $3,850.

Swift’s dress was custom-made by Donatella Versace herself, who took to Instagram shortly after the ceremony to share a carousel of images of the star on the red carpet.

“I couldn’t have been prouder to design this dress for your gorgeous entrance to the VMAs tonight,” Versace captioned the post. “You have dominated the world with your tour and your music is timeless.”

Source: insider.com