Radhika Merchant’s Diamond Drip: A League Of Its Own

Step into her world, where natural diamond jewellery embodies everything you could dream of and more.

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The timeless adage, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” has echoed through the corridors of fashion lore for generations. Yet, for Radhika Merchant, soon-to-be-member of the esteemed Ambani family, these stones transcend mere accessories – they are cherished companions in her journey through style, empowering her to express her distinctive identity while ensuring she stands out in every crowd.

From the majestic splendour of her pre-wedding festivities to the captivating allure she exudes at soirées, Radhika effortlessly commands attention as the epitome of grace and style. And at the heart of her signature looks? The undeniable brilliance of natural diamonds, her ultimate choice for adornment.

Ahead, we’re giving you an exclusive peek into her dazzling treasure trove as we unveil our selection of her most spectacular natural diamond looks. Brace yourselves for these exude regal elegance through and through!

Regal Romance

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Radhika’s ability to select iconic pieces that mirror her unique personal style, particularly when they’re versatile enough to be styled repeatedly is a skill that hasn’t gone unnoticed. Demonstrating her individuality and self-expression, she adorned a magnificent necklace featuring square-cut yellow sapphires and pear-shaped diamond accents, paired with matching earrings, on two separate occasions – her engagement ceremony and playing bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding. 

For the former, she elevated her Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla ensemble with a maang tikka, a diamond kaan chain, and an exquisite sapphire cummerbund, embellished with oval diamonds. Meanwhile, as a bridesmaid, she draped herself in a six-yard floral masterpiece from Sabyasachi, featuring an intricately embellished border, adding a touch of regal elegance to her attire.

Pastel Power Play

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Perhaps a dedicated feature is in store to chronicle all of Merchant’s stunning ensembles leading up to her momentous wedding. However, her choice of a pastel-blue Anamika Khanna lehenga for her first event, ‘Lagan Lakhvanu,’ perfectly sets the tone for the celebrations to follow. Adorned with a three-tiered diamond necklace, matching earrings, and a sparkling diamond maang tikka, this look is a noteworthy inspiration for brides-to-be.

Of Black & Bling

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At the highly anticipated launch of the Jio World Plaza, Radhika made a stunning entrance in a strapless velvet cocktail dress from the renowned Filipino label, Monique Lhuillier. The dress boasted a striking diamond-encrusted bow on the torso, perfectly complemented by a white and gold diamond bracelet from Van Cleef & Arpels, adding a subtle touch of yesteryear charm to her ensemble.

Straight Out Of A Modern Fairy Tale

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Some occasions simply demand delicate jewellery pieces, the quiet heroes of style that allow the wearer to shine amidst the elegance they exude. With soft curls framing her face and a subtle yet sophisticated makeup palette, Merchant embraced this sentiment as she graced Day 3 of the NMACC gala event with a vibrant pop of colour. Her selection of heart-shaped diamond solitaires struck a chord with aficionados of the soft girl aesthetic, garnering nods of approval from the discerning observers of fashion. Subtle, symbolic, and endlessly versatile–what’s not to love?

Uber Glam

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Within the rich fabric of fashion, there exist moments where a singular treasure reigns supreme: behold the breathtaking diamond choker, an epitome of timeless allure that resonates with unmatched eloquence. This was particularly evident in Radhika’s appearance at NMACC’s India In Fashion Gala, where she was draped in an aqua blue chiffon saree, elegantly paired with a Swarovski crystal blouse—a bespoke creation from the ateliers of Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla. Embracing the ever-popular trend of sequined sarees, she added her personal touch with a long pleated drape, cinched by a belt, and carefully selected jewels. Safe to say, she always brings the bling. 

All That Glitters

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Each year, the nation eagerly anticipates the grand Ganpati celebrations at the Antilia residence, knowing well that no one orchestrates the event quite like them. Radiating grace and glamour, Radhika stepped into the festivities adorned in an ombre metallic saree, a masterpiece crafted by Manish Malhotra, distinguished by its enchanting linear pattern. In a stroke of brilliance, she added a multi-layered diamond choker necklace and diamond-studded jhumkas to the mix, previously worn by the eldest Ambani bahu, the beautiful Shloka Mehta. Beyond the glitz and glamour, the practice of repurposing family jewels not only pays homage to tradition but also champions a sustainable ethos in fashion—something we definitely can get behind.

Floral Finesse

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Amidst a multitude of Indian and international celebrities gracing the best-dressed roster of the NMACC after-party, Radhika’s heirloom jewels, a cherished tribute to past and present family members, stood out with special iconicity. Her Dolce & Gabbana floral print jumpsuit, complemented with a matching cape jacket adorned with brocade embroidery, along with a top handle bag, epitomised the essence of the evening’s glamour. Yet, within the sartorial splendour, it was the heirloom diamonds adorning her that truly captivated attention and reverence, rightfully claiming their place as the focal point of her impeccable style.

In The Pink Of Fashion

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At the collection launch party of designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla last year, Merchant once again demonstrated her affinity for dazzling statement jewellery. She paired a delicate pink ruffle saree with a silver sequin-embellished blouse adorned with tassels along the front and sleeves. Stealing the show were the perfect accompaniments to her attire: an impressive diamond choker necklace and intricately crafted floral design earrings, not to forget the iconic Hermès pink Kelly bag – proving once again that when it comes to style, she’s always a step ahead of the game.

The Perfect Pairing: Pearls and Diamonds

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Pearls and diamonds, each boasting their distinct charm, possess a timeless quality that transcends mere trends. Radhika effortlessly brings this exquisite fusion to life, enhancing her Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla ensemble with a stunning diamond choker necklace and matching earrings. Her dewy pink makeup and sleek, pin-straight hair create the perfect canvas for her jewels to do the talking.

From the delicate twinkle of jhumkas to the opulent layers of a sparkling neckpiece, Radhika Merchant effortlessly shines in an array of jewellery, showcasing her unparalleled  mastery in the art of accessorising with natural diamonds.

We can’t help but wonder: which look left the most lasting impression on you?