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Machine Gun Kelly debuts $30K diamond manicure at Billboard Music Awards

By Rebecca Hitchon | 16 May 2022 | Celebrity, News

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The Billboard Music Awards 2022 took place in Las Vegas last night (15 May) and it was a dazzling affair, with Machine Gun Kelly and his fiancée, Megan Fox, rocking matching diamond adorned nails.

The musician, who was nominated for ‘Top Rock Artist’, showcased a nail look by his resident nail artist, Brittney Boyce, the founder of press-on extension and nail wrap brand, Nails of LA. Boyce and Machine Gun Kelly teamed up with Marrow Fine jewellery founder, Jillian Sassone, for the nail style, which took 10 hours to create.

More than 10 carats of diamonds ranging between 0.8 to 2.4mm in size, with a total value of $30,000, were featured on the nails, over a base of glossy black hue, ‘Depressionist’, from Machine Gun Kelly’s nail polish brand, UN/DN LAQR.

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“Creating MGK’s diamond nails was a natural progression of where nail art and jewellery intersect,” Sassone told PEOPLE. “Brittney and I have worked on several photo shoots together and we share a lot of synergy from our work ethic to our art. I always feel energised after brainstorming sessions with her because we push each other on what’s possible in jewellery and nail art.

“I love the juxtaposition of the white diamonds set traditionally with the pops of black diamonds set pointy side up.”

Courtesy of @marrowfine

He revealed that the diamonds were set to be soaked off the nails after the awards ceremony, before being upcycled into a 10-piece charity collection of rings. The rings will be available to buy via Marrow Fine’s website.

“The collection will be a mix of diamond-heavy men’s and women’s signets and cigar bands and 100% of the proceeds will go to charity,” he revealed.

Cover image courtesy of @machinegunkelly.