All the Diamond Looks that Stole The Show at the Ambani Wedding

From Kim Kardashian, Priyanka Chopra to Alia Bhatt, Khushi Kapoor and more —take natural diamond jewellery inspiration from the stars.

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Radhika Merchant and Anant Ambani’s wedding is officially here. While the build up to this D day has been nothing short of spectacular – it began with the couple’s grand pre-wedding festivities in March, held at their family home in Jamnagar, Gujarat, followed by a picturesque cruise throughout the Mediterranean in May – the nuptials are anticipated to be grandest celebration of them all.

Apart from an impressive guest list featuring international attendees, we’re expecting a dazzling affair packed with high-fashion and jewellery moments —think archival jewels, custom-made couture, and avant-garde ensembles. The Ambani ladies, undoubtedly among the best-dressed women in India, know how to spotlight their natural diamond jewels. And they’ve graced multiple occasions with the rarest gems paired with traditional silhouettes.

For the soon-to-be newest addition to the Ambani family, Radhika Merchant, natural diamonds have always been cherished companions in her bridal style journey. Her diamond choices for the pre-wedding festivities have been high on glamour, yet quite meaningful. On the third day of her Mediterranean cruise party, she wore a rare blue opal necklace surrounded by natural diamonds and designed by Lorraine Schwartz – since Opal is her birthstone and diamonds are her soon-to-be husband Anant’s. At another occasion, she dazzled in a celestial double-row solitaire necklace, natural diamond chandeliers by Parthiv Mehta of Kantilal Chhotalal, and a Manish Malhotra golden lehenga adorned with 20,000 Swarovski crystals – reflecting diverse cultural influences and showcasing Indian craftsmanship in its truest sense.

The final leg of Radhika Merchant and Anant Ambani’s wedding begins with the grand Sangeet at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre in Mumbai. Justin Bieber, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt and other friends of the Ambani family are all in attendance – accompanied by natural diamonds—and rubies, emeralds, or pearls—that are a wedding guest’s best friend. Scroll ahead as we’ve combed through and gathered a curated selection of the most iconic natural diamond jewellery moments from the Ambani Wedding.

Radhika Merchant’s Bridal Style

A Sparkling Moment

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The bride made a stunning statement in a custom Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla lehenga, adorned with sequins and jewels. She opted for subtle yet impactful jewellery, featuring a pear-cut pistachio gemstone surrounded by natural diamonds and perfectly balanced the shimmer of her outfit with her go-to heart-shaped diamond solitaires. Youthful, understated, yet undeniably glamorous — what’s not to love?

It’s All in the Details

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For her haldi look, the bride embraced an all-floral theme, donning a custom Anamika Khanna lehenga. Yet, it was her accessories that truly made a statement — a stunning diamond choker necklace, intricately designed floral ear climbers, and a delicate floral headpiece that highlighted her up-do. This look reaffirmed how her meticulous attention to detail and masterful accessorising consistently elevates her bridal style game.

The Glittering After Hours

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For the after party, the bride confirmed that natural diamond chokers are having a major moment in Manish Malhotra chainmail saree and brilliant cut solitaire studs.

The Ultimate Fairytale Comes to Life

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The highlight of the nuptials was undoubtedly Radhika Merchant’s wedding ensemble. She wore an intricate Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla lehenga, a stunning interpretation of the Gujarati ‘Panetar’ tradition, which features red and white attire for brides. Complimenting her lehenga-choli’s gold embroidery, Radhika adorned herself with stacked choker pieces, a long natural diamond and polki necklace encrusted with emeralds, chandelier earrings, a maang-tika, and stacked bangles paired with haathphools. The gold undertones in her jewellery harmonised beautifully with her embroidered lehenga, creating a breathtaking and culturally vibrant look.. Her ensemble also featured a personalised ring engraved with “R heart A,” adding a touch of intimate charm to her wedding look. It’s small details like these that make natural diamond jewellery so special, infusing each piece with personal significance and emotional value.

Ode to Indian Heritage

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On her first evening as an official part of the Ambani family, Radhika wore a truly unique lehenga, a masterpiece created by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla in collaboration with Indian artist and sculptor Jayasri Burman. She complemented this extraordinary ensemble with a choker encrusted with emeralds, chandelier earrings, and a maang-tika, all designed with natural diamonds and pearls to match the exquisite theme.

Rocking Fusion Glam

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The bride’s reception look screamed high octane glam in a custom Anamika Khanna couture saree paired with a Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda Sardenga 2024. To complement the rich gold-on-gold details of her corset, she adorned a necklace showcasing an array of white and yellow natural diamonds in oval, pear, and princess cuts. She completed the look with fancy-cut diamond earrings and a stack of bangles that combined the brilliance of platinum diamonds with the warmth of gold.

Isha Ambani’s Glamourous Style

In the Spotlight

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Isha Ambani ensured all eyes were on her as she stunned the Sangeet adorning a custom couture saree by Schiaparelli. Dripping in diamonds, she complemented the royal-hued blue ensemble with a double-layered natural diamond neck piece and a Schiaparelli brooch. Her hairstyle too, was far from complete without a touch of sparkle. What appeared to be a simple, sleek bun held an unexpected twist: a cushion cut natural diamond necklace, intricately woven into her hair, adding a stunning element of surprise. Don’t miss the geometric interplay in her look with matching round diamond studs and a princess-cut natural diamond headpiece that mimicked a maang tika.

Jaw-Dropping Choker Moment

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Isha Ambani attended the Baraat, wearing a custom ensemble by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla. She was a vision of elegance, highlighted by a stunning natural diamond choker. The necklace featured a captivating array of diamonds in various cuts and sizes in shades of rare pink, blue, green and orange. It had elongated sections adorned with pear-shaped stones, making it a true showstopper. Complementing her look, she wore exquisite diamond floral earrings and a delicate maang-tika, completing an ensemble that was nothing short of breathtaking.

The Notable Navratna

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The highlight of Isha Ambani’s reception ensemble was her breathtaking Navratna necklace, featuring nine different gemstones that embody the traditional concept of Nav (nine) Ratna (gems). This stunning piece included pearls, hessonite garnet, yellow and blue sapphires on one side, and ruby, coral, diamond, and cat’s eye on the other, with a magnificent emerald at the centre. Each stone, approximately 40 carats and truly unique, took the Ambani family nearly three years to source. Adding a modern twist to her look, Isha chose mismatched earrings, wearing a natural diamond stud on one ear and an emerald on the other. A fancy-cut diamond waist belt and solitaire bangles perfectly complemented her Manish Malhotra brocade lehenga, creating a cohesive and enchanting ensemble.

Neeta Ambani’s Iconic Diamond Choices

Uncut Diamonds

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In a vivid display of traditional elegance, Nita Ambani wore a custom Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla lehenga, featuring intricate sozni embroidery in a vibrant array of threads and mirror-work. Elevating this heritage ensemble, she adorned herself with a statement polki necklace, showcasing substantial uncut natural diamonds. Complementing her look, she wore coordinating drop earrings and bangles, all in a similar gold undertone.

Maximalist Style

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For the Sangeet, the groom’s mother wore a custom Falguni Shane Peacock jewelled lehenga, styled with custom natural diamond pieces by Kantilal Chhotalal. From the exquisite mathapatti crowning her head to the cascading necklace and earrings, Nita Ambani didn’t shy away to make a statement with her jewels and proves that no matter the carats of the jewellery she adorns around her neck or on her ears, she is the greatest jewellery enthusiast of all time!

As Opulent as It Gets

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Mrs. Ambani’s jewellery collection is famed for its rare and exquisite pieces, but the jewellery she picked for her younger son’s Baraat stand out as a prime example. The stunning layered natural diamond necklace, crafted from her personal collection by Kantilal Chhotalal, showcases over 1,000 hours of meticulous artisanship. At its heart are two remarkable stones: a 100-carat yellow natural diamond and an 80-carat emerald-cut solitaire drop. Completing Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla ensemble are yellow diamond Nizami earrings, a yellow pear diamond tikka, and natural diamond hairpins. As a true jewellery connoisseur, she showcased her expertise by repurposing the same exquisite jewellery with a different maang-tikka for the wedding ceremony. Each piece from her collection highlights her passion for exceptional gems, transforming curated treasures into wearable works of art.

A True Jewellery Connoisseur

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Nita Ambani once again demonstrated her penchant for grandeur, wearing a stunning all-natural diamond necklace by Kantilal Chhotalal. Designed by Nita herself, the piece showcased her exceptional diamond collection accumulated over the years. She complemented the necklace with drop earrings featuring round, square, and pear-shaped diamonds, along with diamond bangles. She also re-wore the unforgettable 52.58-carat ‘Mirror of Paradise’ ring, originally mined in the Golconda region of India. This remarkable ring, set in platinum with a tapered baguette cut, boasts a flawless rectangular diamond that’s approximately Rs.53 crores.

Kim Kardashian Can Never Not Be Iconic

The OG Fashion Girl

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Kim Kardashian made a striking appearance at her first-ever wedding in India in a custom scarlet red sari by Manish Malhotra, featuring her signature body-sculpting silhouette. She paired the saree with nearly 150 carats of natural diamond jewellery by Lorraine Schwartz. Her accessories included a double-layered platinum diamond necklace, showcasing a 35-carat marquise-shaped centrepiece at the bottom and a 23-carat oval centrepiece at the top. She completed the look with a maang-tika featuring a 10-carat marquise, 20-carat pear-shaped earrings, and her sleek interpretation of a haath-phool.

Show-Stopping Looks

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Kim Kardashian elevated her all-diamond look with a stunning custom set by Lorraine Schwartz. Her jewellery featured a fancy-cut choker blending the season’s trend of diamonds and pearls, drop earrings, a quintessential maang-tika, and a nath—all showcasing pear-shaped fancy cut natural diamond. Considering the heaviness of the nose chain, the carat count of this look is unimaginable. The platinum hue of the jewellery flawlessly complemented her dusty peach lehenga by Tarun Tahiliani, that had a choli adorned with intricate lace, resham, pearls, and crystal embellishments.

Khloe Kardashian’s Contemporary Take on Jewellery

Contemporary Take on Jewellery

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Khloe Kardashian’s visit to Mumbai was filled with memorable firsts, from exploring the city in a rickshaw with her sister to wearing a stunning Manish Malhotra saree. She paired her pink floral ensemble with custom natural diamond jewellery from Lorraine Schwartz, featuring a choker that extended into a body chain, medium-sized drop earrings, and a sleek pear drop maang-tika.

A Moodboard Fit for Indian Royalty

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The Kardashian sister seamlessly blended traditional culture with modern design in another custom Manish Malhotra lehenga made from handloom brocade. The outfit was enhanced by cascading strands of radiant pearls and intricate gold beadwork, maximizing its glamour. She completed her look with Manish Malhotra jewellery, including an imperial heirloom neckpiece adorned with over 6,500 uncut and brilliant-cut natural diamonds, which took over 500 hours to create. An exquisite maang-tika featuring a theatrical oversized uncut design added a breathtaking dose of glam to her regal style.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas Keeps It
Minimal Yet Chic

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As a longtime Bulgari ambassador, it was no surprise that Priyanka Chopra chose a classic natural diamond neckpiece from the Bulgari vault for the occasion. The necklace featured a ruby centrepiece surrounded by diamonds, perfectly complementing the mustard Tarun Tahiliani lehenga. The combination of high jewellery and Indian couture showcased her impeccable style and flair for luxury.

Mira Kapoor Exuded a Regal Charm

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Mira Kapoor looked like a vision in ivory in her chikankari lehenga, woven in the traditional threads of The House of Kotwara. Another nod to our forecasted trend of Diamonds and pearls for 2024, Kapoor finished her look with shoulder-duster, chandelier natural diamond earrings from Begani Jewels that featured clusters of fancy-cut natural diamonds (a favourite among the wedding guests) with stunning pearl drops.

Radhika Merchant Tells a Story Of
Indian Craftsmanship

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To kick start the festivities, the bride embraced her roots with a traditional ensemble in purple, adorned with a fusion of pearl, marodi, and mochi handwork. She styled her look with a new-age natural diamond choker that featured a stunning solitaire diamond centrepiece surrounded by a graceful cascade of fancy cut, pear-shaped diamonds. The must-have in your collection piece by Mumbai-based brand Kantilal Chhotalal, casts an ode to exquisite design and timeless craftsmanship.

Shloka Ambani’s Statement Style

Shining Through

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For her second look, Shloka Ambani embraced understated glam with natural diamond ear climbers and a glamorous take on the modern hathphool, featuring floral motifs that mirrored those in her custom Tamara Ralph saree.

A Throwback Moment

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For the Sangeet, Shloka Ambani embraced a nostalgic glam by channelling her inner Poo from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. She delved into the Manish Malhotra archives to recreate the iconic Bole Chudiyan look, famously worn by Kareena Kapoor. Shloka’s adoration for natural diamonds shone through with her choice of accessories: a layered diamond choker, pear-shaped diamond danglers, and an exquisite haathphool adorned with fancy-cut diamonds, which she later swapped for more practical bangles.

A Walk Down Memory Lane

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One of Shloka Ambani’s standout looks for the occasion was a reimagined version of her wedding lehenga, featuring delicate pink undertones from Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla. She elevated her ensemble with a breathtaking 350-carat natural diamond neck piece from Kantilal Chhotalal, adorned with heart-shaped cuts and pear-shaped drops. She paired it with nearly 75-carat diamond ear climbers and a maang-tika. A bold nath added just the right amount of drama to complete her stunning look.

Thoughtful Jewellery Finds

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For the Jaimala and Baraat celebrations, Shloka Ambani repurposed the same diamond jewellery with two different lehengas by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla. Her jewellery featured a stunning combination of emeralds, pearls, and natural diamonds—a favourite among the Ambanis. She wore a multi-layered pearl choker with an exquisite diamond and emerald centrepiece, complemented by fancy-cut diamond earrings with pearl drops. Stacked bangles and a maang-tika adorned with intricate leaf-shaped natural diamonds and emerald drops beautifully paid homage to the groom’s passion for nature, completing her tropical look.

Royalty Takes Centerstage

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The King of Bollywood made a grand entrance at NMACC wearing a striking three-layered mala adorned with emeralds and diamonds — giving men a style lesson on how to incorporate diamonds effortlessly to your wedding guest wardrobe. The Pathaan star complemented his emeralds with an elegant olive overcoat by Manish Malhotra, paired with a classic white pathani kurta and salwar.

Anant Ambani’s Striking Diamond Collection

Standout Jewels

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The groom, known for his penchant for statement brooches, showcased a remarkable piece for his Jaimala ceremony. Anant Ambani donned a striking Heeramaneck & Son brooch featuring a 720-carat emerald topped with a natural diamond Cartier panther. The custom panther brooch, a gift from his brother Akash Ambani, was crafted from 18K white gold and adorned with 51 sapphires, two emeralds, 604 uncut diamonds, and an onyx diamond on the panther’s nose. He also adorned his turban with a rare, diamond-studded kalgi—an ornament traditionally worn by men during weddings and ceremonial occasions. This particular kalgi featured an over 100-carat oval-shaped diamond, symbolising royalty and reminiscent of the grandeur once displayed by kings and tribal leaders.

Transcendent Inspirations

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Anant Ambani’s ensemble at the Ashirvaad ceremony was indeed remarkable, with one of the most striking pieces being a brooch Lord Shrinath ji. This exquisite brooch was crafted from gold and adorned with natural diamonds and emeralds on the mukut and haars of the idol, imparting a divine touch to the festivities. Complementing this piece, Anant wore a scarlet red sherwani by Manish Malhotra that was further embellished with natural diamond-emerald studded buttons, providing a classic style lesson for grooms-to-ve.

Sparkling Statement

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Transitioning to the Bidaai ceremony, Anant’s sartorial choice was a bright red Sabyasachi sherwani that was elevated by a brooch in a stunning starburst design. This brooch, crafted in platinum and set with a heart-shaped natural diamond, brought a vibrant and playful element to his otherwise traditional look. The choice of platinum for the brooch added a contemporary edge, while the heart-shaped diamond introduced a touch romance, perfectly encapsulating the joy and celebration of the moment.

Ranveer Singh Loves a Little Bling

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The Padmaavat actor added a healthy dose of dazzle to his drip with classic natural diamond solitaire studs that went perfectly with his custom Gaurav Gupta ivory ensemble adorned with silver embellishments. Trust the star to give us a style-lesson on how to adorn his favourite solitaires with classic Indian looks and beyond.

Alia Bhatt Keeps It Sleek

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Alia Bhatt elevated her custom Faraz Manan lehenga with a pair of statement natural diamond drop chandelier earrings. Skipping a necklace, she allowed the shoulder-duster earrings to delicately frame her face and highlight her neckline. The pear-shaped diamond motifs almost gave the earrings a distinctly heritage feel, while the bright white diamonds set against the cool toned white gold retained a modern look.

Chokers Reign Supreme 

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Natural diamond chokers epitomise classic evening style and Kiara Advani, Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor are proof of the versatility of the trusted choker. Be it in an array of layers or crafted with a scattering of stones, the accessory stole the spotlight and came in a surprising mix of cuts, sizes and styles this season.