Cardi B., the top-selling rap act of the moment, has been embracing the perks of stardom. From free gifts from top designers for her new baby girl, Kulture, to hanging out with the Kardashian brood, Cardi B. has come a long way.
The chart topper made her first appearance since having her first child at the MTV Video Music Awards.
She wowed in a custom corseted velvet dress and 200 carats worth of Columbian emeralds by Lorraine Schwartz.
It is estimated that Colombia accounts for 70-90% of the world's emerald market. While commercial grade emeralds are quite plentiful, fine and extra fine quality emeralds are extremely rare. Colombian emeralds over 50 carats can cost much more than diamonds of the same size.
The star has graduated from red bottoms to only the best in fine jewelry. It's a modern-day Cinderella story.