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Did Taylor Swift Lose Diamond on $12K Ring at 2023 MTV VMAs?

  • September 19, 2023
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Taylor Swift experienced a very expensive fashion emergency at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards on Tuesday, September 12.

In videos shared via Twitter, Swift, 33, could be seen with a stressed look on her face after noticing that the diamond on her 18-karat yellow gold ring from Van Cleef & Arpels had gone missing. In one clip, the hitmaker held up the ring and pointed at the center before looking down at the ground. Bystanders as well as members of the production crew quickly gathered around Swift, seemingly searching for the gem on the floor. At one point in the video, a woman used a flashlight to aid in search efforts, prompting Swift to bend down and scour the area. It is not immediately clear if Swift recovered the stone.

Swift was loaned the accessory by Joseph Saidian & Sons — who is offering the piece for $12,000, per the jewelry retailer’s Instagram. The company also lent pieces to Bebe Rexha and Saweetie for the ceremony. 

Swift paired the rock – as well as layered gold necklaces — with a black asymmetrical dress by Versace. The gown had Us convinced that Reputation may be the next album she’s rerecording due to the dark moody vibe of the look — an aesthetic closely associated with the 2017 project. Swift’s gown also reminded Us of the memorable safety pin dress by the fashion house that Elizabeth Hurley wore when she accompanied Hugh Grant to the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994.

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Despite the ring mishap, the VMAs proved to be a historic night for Swift when she accepted the highly coveted Video of the Year honor, which marked her fourth Moonperson of the night. (She also took home trophies for Best Pop,

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