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Judge The Jewels: Is Lashana Lynch’s Garrard Suite Awe-Inspiring or Overwhelming?

She wore a ring, a pair of earrings, and (my favorite) a spectacular statement necklace.




The sighting: Actress Lashana Lynch walked the London premiere of her movie The Woman King in a very sparkly Jenny Packham gown and cape. But the glitz didn’t stop there: she adorned this already high-voltage outfit with a suite of Garrard jewels.

The jewels: Lynch is wearing the entire Garrard Cosmos High Jewellery suite: a ring, a pair of earrings, and (my favorite) a spectacular statement necklace.

According to the brand, the Garrard Cosmos High Jewelry suite was “inspired by the pattern of diamonds that encircles the base of the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara – the same tiara worn by HM Queen Elizabeth on the front of every British banknote.”

The pieces of the Cosmos suite feature white, yellow, and champagne diamonds set in white and yellow 18K gold. The Cosmos Earrings have a total diamond weight of 8.44 carats and are priced at $80,000. The Cosmos Ring has a total diamond weight of 2.95 carats and is priced at $22,000. The Cosmos Necklace has a total diamond weight of 35.48 carats is priced at $260,000.

The trends: Colored diamonds, all-diamond red carpet jewels, and matching suites on the red carpet are all trends in evidence here.

What do we think? Online reactions to this look were extremely polarized: people either loved it or hated it.

I am firmly in the “loved it” camp. Yes, it’s a lot, but this isn’t an average day! This is an actress at the premiere for a movie called The Woman King, which is about an all-female group of powerful warriors who protect their kingdom against a threat. Lynch’s sartorial splendor at the premiere feels like a nod of respect to the characters in the film, women whose strength deserves to be celebrated while robed in gold and jewels.

You know I like it when celebs bring the drama, and the drama is fully present here. Lashana Lynch went full Woman King with this look and I am into it.

Judgement: 14/10 for a regal deployment of high-volume sparkle.

We want to know your take! Do you love it or hate it? Comment below and let us know.


Becky Stone writes about jewelry styles for INSTORE. She is founder and CEO of well-known jewelry blog Diamonds in the Library.



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