From “Bejeweled” to “Dejeweled”.
Taylor Swift was the big winner at Tuesday night’s 2023 VMAs, leaving the show with nine new Moon Person statuettes — and without a very valuable ring on her finger.
One of the best-dressed celebrities of the evening, the “Anti-Hero” hitmaker hit the red carpet wearing more than $160,000 worth of bling, including a vintage Van Cleef & Arpels ring by Joseph Saidian & Sons priced at $12,000.
However, as footage from the show shows, it appears the center diamond detail was dislodged at some point during the ceremony while Swift danced and clapped in the crowd.
In the viral clip, the ever-expressive superstar can be seen grimacing and showing the apparently damaged ring to a staff member, sparking an all-hands-on-deck search for the sparkling stones.
Although it’s unclear whether the bling was ultimately reclaimed, the singer had a blank space on her left index finger when accepting the Video of the Year award at the end of the show, and only wore not the song at an afterparty later. night.
A representative for Joseph Saidian & Sons did not immediately respond to Page Six Style’s request for comment.
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This isn’t the only case where valuable jewelry goes missing during a major awards ceremony; While performing at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, Ariana Grande suffered a fashion mishap when her $169,000 diamond choker went missing.
“This is the first time a piece has broken while a celebrity was wearing it,” the spokesperson told Page Six Style at the time, adding: “Luckily the piece did not slip off. the stage! He was found on the edge of the stage, in a far corner, to the great relief of everyone.