Elegance is a key ingredient for any style moment, and nothing celebrates the essence of femininity like diamonds. An eye-catching spotlight to any look and addition that not only adds style but a sense of value and sentiment to the look it’s paired with, a natural diamond piece is a perfect note of grace. When styling diamonds, it is easy to overlook their wearability through their inherent glamour quotient. However, more than ever, diamonds have a renewed sense of purpose that feels more now and, when paired correctly, offer a modern interpretation of timeless allure.
A mindful sprinkling of perfect contemporary diamond designs is the key style mantra when creating an ideal blend of sophistication and grace. While all opulence may not translate to a demure aesthetic, when done in carefully curated doses of shine and structure, diamond jewellery exudes unsurpassed empowering femininity. Pairing unexpected textures and silhouettes creates a strong sense of visual interest, along with creating an obvious style statement. And we may never be able to relive the 1950s when refinement had its strongest moment and can be labeled as the heyday of classic style; ladylike silhouettes are making a solid comeback. Here we list some tested styling points for pairing your favourite diamond pieces to create a look peaked in graceful poise. There has never been a perfect time to lean into romantic elements, be it ruffles or refined florals, to pair with your trusted timeless jewels.
Cascading Chandelier Earrings
One of the most glamorous pieces of jewellery to own, a chandelier earring drenched in natural diamonds that barely grazes the shoulder is the epitome of style. To keep the look from going extra glam, pair them with a strapless dress or a top. Letting the earrings be the main point of the conversation, the bare shoulders add a perfect touch of minimalism.
An oversized diamond stud earring paired with a classic silhouette is a ladylike combo of the highest order. Further elevating the stud with other precious stones or pearls can break the monotony of the look giving it more dimension. Invest in an oversized pair of diamond studs as they seamlessly transition from daytime to evening with simple additions like a ring or a pop of color on the lip.
Extravagant Evening Affair
Dare to amp up the glam with statement silhouettes when stepping out for an evening around town. Experiment with textures and silhouettes with a little touch of bare skin. Pairing natural diamonds with unexpected silhouettes will create a sense of drama, and keeping the designs classic will keep the look elegant. The pop of shine against the neutral tones is sure to make a strong sartorial statement, while the unexpected pairing of a statement choker and a cuff makes a bold fashion move.
Statement Sculptural Curves
When it comes to hoops, it’s easy to gravitate toward the classic styles. However, diamond hoops today come in various contemporary styles and designs that create stunning visual interest to whichever silhouette you may choose to pair them with. Choose your preferred reimagined structural hoop style and contrast it with a vintage floral top or a sari borrowed from your mum’s wardrobe. The timeless vintage design paired with the modern iteration of a diamond hoop serves for a perfect balance of the old and the new, the modern and the classic, and of course the bold and the elegant.
Photographer: Sahil Behal Film: Aman Singh Chauhan Creative Director and Stylist: Devki Bhatt