The Fun, Fashionable Details on Beyoncé's PEOPLE Cover Look

04/25/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

Beyonce, Heidi Klum
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For her PEOPLE World’s Most Beautiful Woman cover shoot, Beyoncé wore something old and borrowed that happened to be blue.

The superstar, clad in an elaborate white Marchesa gown on the PEOPLE cover, wears the same Lorraine Schwartz necklace Heidi Klum selected for the 2012 Golden Globes (Beyoncé chose to wear it backwards). The custom-made piece contains 200 carats of champagne diamonds, plus dozens of natural turquoise stones. When Klum wore it in January, she paired it with matching rings; the whole set was valued at more than $1 million.

“Beyoncé is the most beautiful woman in the world inside and out,” Schwartz tells PEOPLE. “Being around her gets my creativity flowing and I’m always thinking of that something perfect just for her. We have made historic jewelry moments together and I look forward to making many more.”

Beyoncé, who calls her mother the most beautiful woman in the world, tells PEOPLE she feels even more beautiful now that she’s a mom. “It’s really about who you are,” she explains of beauty, saying her best moments are “When I feel loved, when I feel secure, when I feel confident.” But wearing a designer gown and lots of diamonds can’t hurt!

For more with Beyoncé — and other beautiful stars — pick up the May 7 issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

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Lindy on

That necklace is well and truly horrible! Why would you take the cheapest rocks on Earth and put them with diamonds?

Marti on

If Beyonce is the world’s most beautiful woman, it’s sad. The majority of her body (including her weave) has been enhanced.

Who Wore It Better: Beyonce Or Heidi Klum? | on

[...] the cover, Beyonce sports the a turquoise and diamond Lorraine Schwartz necklace atop a white Marchesa gown. But you fashion followers will recall that Heidi first wore the [...]

jj on

I do not believe they picked beyonce to be he most beautiful woman in the world. There are so many women that deserve to have that title. I believe they only pick woman with money and little talent, they had jlo the last time.

ken on

Would People magazine still call Beyonce the most beautiful if she had not bleached her skin to appear more White? Black is beautiful Beyonce. Please don’t lighten your skin anymore.

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