Despite the fact that most of our social calendars are still looking a bit sparse, we’ve all felt the desire to dress up this year. There is power in composing an ensemble that reflects who we really are, and that power has helped many feel in control through a difficult period. It has made the tiny, transient moments gain weight and temperance. And so, the sparkling rise of the everyday diamond.
It’s well known that every piece in a collection of essential jewellery should be able to work whether dressed up or down, should be able to be mixed and matched, and most importantly, should feel timeless. From chic café lunches to jet-set getaways, there’s always a stunning piece worth showcasing. They are items that are meant to endure a lifetime – always simple, elegant, and demure.
Anushka has talked at length about needing to play a multitude of unique roles in her life, which is why she needs jewellery that can change with her. Here she is wearing an 18-karat rose gold diamond necklace with ghungroo-inspired elements. She’s also wearing a choker necklace made of 18-karat rose gold and diamonds from the Poetry In Motion collection by Her Story Jewels.
Serena Williams has always approached life as if she was ready to rule the world. In 2021, she competed in the Australian Open wearing a diamond “Queen” necklace from her eponymous jewellery line, which was made of sterling silver and set with round cut diamonds. Her line was designed with the intention of being both dazzling and inspirational every single day of the week.
Whatever the occasion, Tara Sutaria is always dressed to the nines and we can only hope that doesn’t change anytime soon. Here we see her in a reverential diamond link necklace set by Jet Gems and a diamond ring in 18-karat gold by Gehna Jewellers, paired with a woven brocade bustier and trousers by Saaksha & Kinni.
In between events, Priyanka Chopra wore the Hepburn Chocker by Anita Ko, which is made of round cut diamonds in 18-karat yellow gold and is a beautiful example of subtlety that packs a big punch. She also accessorized with Stuart Weitzman sandals and Yun Yun Sun earrings.
During a yacht holiday with Ben Affleck, Jennifer wore a Harry Winston diamond bracelet while relaxing in a bright yellow bikini. A symbol of their enduring relationship across two decades, it’s a piece that holds significant sentimental value for the star.
When it comes to draping jewellery, Anya wins points for being the most creative. The Queen’s Gambit star wore her Tiffany & Co. necklaces across her back. The centrepiece necklace, which was designed by the late Italian jeweller Elsa Peretti, was adorned with diamonds totalling more than 30 carats.
It’s no surprise that Sobhita, who’s known for her love of traditional wear, adores Sabyasachi fine jewellery. The set in question features intertwining diamonds, rubies, and emeralds in brilliant cuts set in gold. It’s a decidedly modern spin on a classic look that perfectly complements her unique style and sensibilities.
The Duchess of Cambridge appeared in a film for the Nursing Now philanthropic initiative, where she was seen supporting her country. The pendant, which is designed to resemble the iconic English Daisy, includes micro marquise diamond petals that are individually set, as well as a pavé diamond centre that is set in 18-karat white gold.
The most crucial lesson we can take away is that there is no such thing as a perfect occasion to enjoy life’s little treasured moments. If adding a touch of sparkle has the power to uplift the spirits, then why resist adding natural diamonds?