Diamonds That Slap: 2023’s Top Looks

A look at the most-loved celebrity natural diamond moments of the year.

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This has been a sparkling year. From the Met Gala to the Jio World Plaza opening, high-shine glamour has reigned supreme, bringing with it a spectacular display of celebrity natural diamond jewellery. Ahead, we round up our favourite sparkling moments from 2023.

Deepika Padukone’s Diamond Jewellery at the Oscars

Deepika Padukone stole the show at the Oscars this year with a striking natural diamond and sapphire necklace from Cartier. Featuring a gradation of exquisite diamonds that culminate with a rare pear-shaped yellow sapphire, the star channelled old-Hollywood glamour with her signature minimalistic aesthetic.

Kiara Advani’s Bridal Moment

Kiara Advani epitomized the modern Indian bride at her recent nuptials. Styled by Manish Malhotra she wore a classic monochrome gown with a stunning emerald and diamond statement necklace featuring multiple rows of ultra-fine hand-cut diamonds and teardrop emeralds: striking and elegant.  

Ranveer Singh at the Tiffany and Co. Store Opening in New York

Ranveer Singh is always one to make an impact. Once again, the Tiffany and Co. brand ambassador stood out with this choice of jewels, particularly the pair of vibrant Tiffany & Co. “Schlumberger bird on a rock” brooches worn on his lapel. He completed his look with a Tiffany T pave diamond bracelet, an assortment of men’s rings and a pair of round diamond studs.

Rosemin Madhavji’s Nuptials

Dubai-based content creator and entrepreneur Rosemin Madhavji’s spectacular wedding had all the makings of a real-life fairytale. But amongst all the glitz and glam, her wedding jewellery really caught our eye, particularly this architectural, real diamond necklace with matching earrings by Jewels by Queenie that she wore to say “I do”.

Priyanka Chopra at the Met Gala

Priyanka Chopra Jonas made red carpet jewellery history this year with The Bulgari Laguna Blu necklace. Created especially for the evening, the spectacular 11.16 carat pear-shaped blue naturally-mined vivid blue diamond, on loan from Sotheby’s, was mounted on a dramatic diamond necklace from Bulgari’s High Jewellery collection, marking the stone’s first appearance in public in over 40 years.

Rahi Chadda at the Cannes Film Festival

Model and Dior Beauty’s first Indian male ambassador Rahi Chadda struck just the right balance at Cannes with the Chance Infinie Crazy 8 necklace featuring over 3,500 brilliant-cut pavé-set diamonds and a 4.99 carat pear-shaped rubellite set on rose gold from Fred Jewellery.

Isha Ambani for the Jio World Plaza Opening

The Ambani daughter made a bold sartorial statement at the opening of the Jio World Plaza in Mumbai earlier this year with her unusual choice of jewels, particularly her earrings. Her oversized stud-styled earrings featured mismatched stones, one emerald and the other natural diamond, and were paired with a coordinating two-tone choker.

Natasha Poonawala Front-Row Fashion at the Dior Fall 2023 Show

Everyone’s favourite fashionista Natasha Poonawala, wowed at Dior’s Fall 2023 show in a spectacular diamond polki necklace from Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas. Featuring five oversized stones surrounded by a sprinkling of smaller ones and pearls, the uncut diamond choker perfectly accompanies her structured Dior dress.

Tania Shroff’s Showstopping Moment at the British Fashion Awards

Influencer Tania Shroff stood out at the British Fashion Awards’ red carpet with her head-turning/rule-bending styling approach. Particularly the spectacular diamond-encrusted suite from Bucherer. Featuring pear and emerald-cut diamonds with earrings to match.

A Family Affair for Radhika Merchant at the NMACC Gala

Three-finger rings, sometimes known as knuckle-dusters, have often been reserved for rappers and hip-hop stars. But this year, Radhika Merchant changed that with her spectacular three-solitaire ring. It features three huge real diamonds in differing cuts: an emerald, pear and brilliant-cut diamond.