The onset of August serves as the cause of much excitement in Indian homes, as siblings trade in the year-round bickering and banter for bonding and bonhomie on the eve of Raksha Bandhan. The holiday fetes the unique bond that siblings share with the tying of an ornamental bracelet on the brother’s wrist, known as a rakhi. However, the passage of time has witnessed traditional customs and conventions receiving a contemporary update. Whether real or from another mother, this day offers the chance to cherish those special people in your life—from your sibling to your best friend who patiently proofreads your text messages before they are sent to your armor to your self-proclaimed rakhi brother who will show up with a baseball bat in hand if someone hurts your feelings.
When it comes to finding a timeless gift, diamonds serve as a no-brainer – they are elegant, classic and can be passed down through generations.
If you’ve been looking for a gift as one-of-a-kind as them, Janvi Mankani, co-founder of Mint + Milk PR, can vouch for the everlasting value of diamond jewellery. She says, “A couple of years ago, I gifted my sister a pair of solitaire earrings on Raksha Bandhan. When it comes to finding a timeless gift, diamonds serve as a no-brainer—they are elegant, classic and can be passed down through generations. I knew that diamond solitaire earrings would be something that she’ll cherish forever as they never go out of style and today, it holds immense sentimental value for her.” If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect gift for Raksha Bandhan, a thoughtfully selected piece of natural diamond jewellery will make sibling rivalry a thing of the past. After all, if you must extend the olive branch, you might as well make sure it’s studded with natural diamonds.
A diamond rakhi for the brother you love to hate and hate to love
Often considered as an eternal symbol of love and affection, the passage of time does little to dim the lustre of a natural diamond, making it a cherished gift that your sibling will hold on to forever. Add some sparkle to your brother’s life with a bespoke rakhi tricked out with natural gemstones. Lustrous finishing touches are the way to go, so look for geometrical motifs punctuated with diamonds.
Stackable rings for the sister who helped you with your first breakup
When it comes to matters of the heart, your sister is probably the first one to lend a sympathetic ear. Show her your gratitude for those countless times she helped you hold it together with a treasured piece of natural diamond jewellery that will continue to gleam as brightly as the day you gifted it to her, even decades down the line. If you’re not sure what to get for the sister who has everything already, look to a pair of stackable diamond rings that can be mixed and matched depending on her mood every day. A merry mix of metals will deliver immense wear-anywhere appeal.
Diamond cufflinks for the brother from another mother
After all, siblings aren’t just the family you are born with. If you are fortunate, you’ve developed some thicker-than-blood bonds along the way. Natural diamonds serve as an interesting parallel to the indelible bond you share, as the tensile strength of this gemstone can withstand temperatures of the highest order without a scratch—much like how you’ve weathered the ups and downs of life together and come out stronger. For the rakhi brother who values the finer things in life, a pair of diamond cufflinks will serve as a distinguished finishing touch that separates him from the crowd. Opt for a sterling silver iteration inlaid with sparkling diamonds that will spark envy wherever he goes.
A dainty charm bracelet for your partner in crime
For the cousin who has been by your side since as long as you can remember, natural diamond jewellery serves as a symbolic reminder of the good times you’ve shared together. This precious gemstone is meant to be worn lovingly and passed down as a treasured heirloom one day. If bling is her thing, look for a charm bracelet that she can add on to each year as you script new memories together. This trans-seasonal silhouette will make the transition from work to weekend with enviable ease.
A bolo bracelet for your 3am bestie
We all have one—that friend who would show up to bail you out of trouble at 3am in the morning. The love you have for another is unlike any other, and rare jewels serves as a fitting interpretation of the unique bond you share. Much like the fabled snowflake, no two pieces of natural diamonds are created alike. A bolo bracelet studded with diamonds offers up an elevated take on the quintessential rakhi—one that your bestie will wear forever. Keep an eye out for minimalistic renditions that will convince her or him that no outfit is complete without one.
This Raksha Bandhan, raise a toast to the unique role that your siblings and best friends play in your life with a highly coveted piece of natural diamond jewellery that will never go out of style.