Eid al-Fitr or the festival of fast-breaking, marks the culmination of 30 days of fasting during Ramadan and the beginning of the new month of Shawwal, with the sighting of the radiant crescent moon. The day begins with a special namaz and is dedicated to spending time with loved ones, sharing delicious delicacies and expressing gratitude for God’s countless blessings.
The uninhibited jubilance that rings through the household on the eve of Eid al-Fitr is much like a diamond’s brilliance casting a radiance that is unmatched, except perhaps by the beaming faces of people and exuberant mood that the festival ushers.
One of the biggest takeaways of the festival is the union of family and friends to celebrate the occasion. Just being in the presence of close ones fills the heart and uplifts the soul like nothing else can – an act that we have come to appreciate even more post the pandemic.
The young and old leave their busy lives behind to spend the day in togetherness, enjoying each other’s company and fortifying the bonds of love. Those who work or study elsewhere, return home for the festival making the get-together even more noteworthy. The celebrations that begin on Eid last almost an entire week, with plans being made to catch up with extended family, friends and the community at large.
Revel in the radiance
When it comes to celebrating the occasion, it’s all about revelling in the enthusiasm, partaking in cultural and religious traditions and creating memories. This year, Eid deserves to be doubly celebrated to make up for the muted occasion over the last two years.
There is a lot to be done in the run up to the occasion, including cleaning the house, sending out invitations, ordering ingredients for the sumptuous feast, as well as everyone’s favourite – shopping.
It’s no secret that we’re all looking forward to the glitz and glamour of Eid festivities, especially with the return of large-scale gatherings. With everyone wanting to look their best, there is great focus on pieces that offer an abundance of embroidery and embellishments and are a sure shot way to elevate any festive look. Think gold finery and natural diamonds that dazzle as brightly as the festival itself – nothing says celebration like indulging in a bit of decadence.
One for the memory box
Eid al-Fitr is also an apt time to share your blessings and express your love for friends and families through gifts.
Mark the return of your family reunions with a memento that conveys your sentiments and more. Natural diamonds are a versatile present, for they are an eternal symbol of love and serve as a token of your unbreakable bond with your loved one.
Surprise your mother, aunt or cousin with a heartfelt and treasured keepsake. Honour their presence in your life with a pair of earrings, bracelet or ring encrusted with natural diamonds bringing a glimmer of hope to each day while they cherish it for life.
It is heartening to note how these diamond gifts unknowingly unfold into a marker of happy moments, capturing the laughter and camaraderie shared over a hearty Eid meal forever, and become a source of inner strength during testing times.
Eid is even more special for children and young adults, as they receive an Eidi (a gift from the elders) for successfully keeping fasts.
Commemorate your child’s sincerity and dedication in Ramadan with a natural diamond to signify the momentous occasion. It could be something from your own closet or a trendy dainty diamond bracelet that can transform into an heirloom which can be passed down through generations.
As you plan the best time for your family and friends, remember to indulge in a little self-love. In keeping with the spirit of gifting, treat yourself to a natural diamond to symbolise your spiritual journey to enlightenment or to serve as a testament of your resilience.
A sparkling legacy
The month of prayer and fasting helps people emerge into the best version of themselves, resembling a diamond’s own passage over time to materialise into a form that we all know and love.
Hold onto the family traditions that have been around for ages while setting some of your own this Eid al-Fitr. Amplify the happiness of the occasion with natural diamond gifts that have your deepest affection, good will and fond sentiments steeped into every facet; it will continue to radiate and sparkle with your love till eternity.