09/22/2011 09:32 am ET | Updated Nov 22, 2011

Michelle Obama Wears Pricey (Borrowed) Diamonds On NYC Trip (PHOTOS)

It was a brief trip, but Michelle Obama made the most of her New York City stay.

The First Lady chose a bright, modern look on the way to NYC and a bold, sexy ensemble for her Tuesday events. But en route home, Obama exited Air Force One in a classically cut dress with a flouncy skirt paired with a basic black cardigan.

Not so basic? The First Lady's jewels. A local Houston paper reported that Obama paired her black halter dress on Tuesday with some very pricey diamonds by Katie Decker.

FLOTUS borrowed three jeweled bracelets from Decker's showroom for the occasion, including the "Lotus" cuff with 2.9 carat diamonds costing at $15,000, the "Gothic" cuff with 2.17 carats diamonds for $15,350 and the "Quatrefoil" bracelet featuring 1.73 carat diamond priced at $11,800.

Did Michelle feel the need to get all dolled up for glamorous NYC?

See all of Michelle Obama's New York outfits, including said diamonds, in the photos below.

FLOTUS returns home from NYC