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India’s Cannes Connection: When Diamonds stole the show

What begins on the red carpets of Europe influences people the world over. The who’s-who of celebrity royalty have set global trends and entered perennial halls of fame. Here is a peek at the Indian celebrities who went, saw and conquered at Cannes.

India’s Cannes Connection: When Diamonds stole the showCANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Deepika Padukone attends the screening of
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Deepika Padukone attends the screening of "Rocketman" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)

In India, May has always meant the season of blazing hot summers, luscious mangoes and the Queen of Red Carpet Events – Cannes. For years, we have seen a host of gorgeous women in dreamy custom-made couture dazzle us and the paparazzi alike and set new fashion trends. A festival renowned for its films, Cannes is also famous for the embodiment of style. And when you are at the pinnacle of high-fashion, there is nothing else you would choose to ornament yourself with than one-of-a-kind Natural Diamonds. Diamonds are like the perfect spice or seasoning; they complement what’s already there. Here is our throwback to the Indian celebrities who truly ruled the Cannes Red Carpet.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka Chopra Jonas - Chopard Diamond jewellery
Cannes, France- May 18 : Priyanka Chopra Jonas attending the ‘Les Plus Belles Annees d’une Vie’ premiere, in Chopard Diamond jewellery (Photo by Sameer Hussein/ Getty Images)

Priyanka chose a gorgeous Georges Hobeika white gown and kept it chic with earrings and a necklace from Chopard that she wore to the premiere of the film ‘Les Plus Belles Annees D’une Vie’. We absolutely love the idea of pairing simple elegant natural diamond jewellery with a monotone outfit for a classic and timeless look.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wearing Avakian diamond earrings and a diamond ring
Cannes, France- May 20: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wearing Avakian diamond earrings and a diamond ring at the screening of ‘La Belle Epoque’ at the 2019 Cannes Film festival
(Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

A Cannes veteran, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan pulled off a look fit for a global icon in her custom look inspired by Ashi Studio’s Fall 2018 Couture Collection. The all-white look of White feathers, a strapless peplum corset and d’espirit trousers was complemented with a stunning pair of earrings set with black natural diamonds and crowned with four white marquise-shaped diamonds by Avakian Jewelry.

Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor wearing a Chopard natural diamond and emerald necklace
Cannes, France – May 21: Sonam Kapoor wearing a Chopard natural diamond and emerald necklace during the screening of ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage / Getty Images)

Sonam Kapoor has always turned heads with her sartorial choices and Cannes 2019 was no different. The fashionista donned an ivory tuxedo with a long train like gown by Ralph & Russo. Her choice of a statement emerald and natural diamond necklace by Chopard against a plunging neckline added panache and glamour to her look. Inspired by the traditional layered Satlada or Panchlada rani haar worn by Indian royalty, this look was a perfect example of how well traditional jewellery styles can be paired with modern outfits.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone - Cannes Film Festival
Cannes, France – May 16: Deepika Padukone wearing Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings at the screening of ‘Rocketman’ at the 72nd Cannes Film festival
(Photo by Daniele Venturelli /WireImage / Getty Images)

Deepika graced the 2019 Cannes red carpet in a black and white custom futuristic gown designed by Peter Dundas. Her outfit was accentuated by natural diamond hoop earrings by Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Her choice of earrings is a testimony to the phrase – Hoops make everything better. Her ultra-glamorous look was a real show-stopper.

Diana Penty

Diana Penty in diamond earrings by de Grisogono
Cannes, France – May 19: Diana Penty in diamond earrings by de Grisogono at the screening of ‘A Hidden Life’ in competition at Cannes 2019 Film Festival
(Photo by Gareth Cattermole/ Getty Images)

The stunning actress made her debut on the red carpet wearing a beige coloured, off-shouldered ball gown, layered with sequins and feathers. The look was accessorized with natural diamond earrings by de Grisogono. The earring worn by Penty are named Indian earrings. She also wore an Allegra ring by de Grisogono at the event.

Masoom Minawala

Masoom Minawala, in beautiful diamond jewellery from Bulgari
Cannes, France -May 20: Masoom Minawala, in beautiful diamond jewellery from Bulgari, attending screening of ‘La Belle Epoque’ on the Cannes red carpet.
(Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage/Getty Images)

Masoom Minawala, the famous Indian fashion blogger made her debut on the red carpet wearing a stellar gown from Gabycharbachy and looked enchanting in timeless diamond jewellery from Bulgari.

Cannes has always been the event to watch on every fashionista’s list. And though we are missing our favourite event this year, we can’t wait for the next edition of Cannes to see our favourite Indian icons bewitch us by donning head-turning outfits and sparkling, wondrous, precious natural diamonds!