EXCLUSIVE: Jewellery Essentials by Divia Thani

If you often mull over your cancelled travel plans and to-be outdoor anecdotes, you’re not alone. Global Editorial Director, Conde Nast Traveler and Editor, Conde Nast Traveller India shares her top picks to add a sparkle to your future travel plans.

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Necklace by Mirari, ring by A S Motiwala Fine Jewellery and bracelet by Anmol Jewellers

They say that travel is an experience that teaches you modesty. But is it any fun to wander places undaunted by the midday sun, without leaving a sparkling trail behind? Here is a list of the top 6 essential diamond jewellery, to keep your bag light for when the world opens up and becomes travel-friendly again.

A Cocktail Ring

For a dose of immediate glamour and pop, carry a striking cocktail ring. These oversized baubles transform a black dress or a pair of jeans and a white shirt into an ultra-chic outfit. It doesn’t get any easier than this!

A S Motiwala Fine Jewellery

Chandelier Earrings

I’m a fan of long, dangling earrings, especially when they’re natural diamonds paired with rubies and emeralds. They’re my favourites for destination weddings, cocktail parties, brand events… anywhere you want to make a splash!

A Classic Tennis Bracelet

Every day, all day, anywhere and everywhere, again and again: I never take mine off.  I pretty much forget I have it on, except when someone compliments me, or I’m staring at my keyboard with writer’s block. I wear it on the same wrist as my watch, and I stack some bangles over it too. The different colours and textures make a classic piece look contemporary and cool.

Narayan Jewellers by Ketan and Jatin Chokshi
Anmol Jewellers

Natural Diamond Hoops

I adore hoop earrings because they’re versatile and fun. (They’re also a great style for those with square or narrow face shapes.) My favourite diamond-studded hoops were a gift from my best friend. Choose inside-out hoops (with diamonds on the inside) for their thoughtful design.  

Jaipur Gems

An Heirloom Piece

Whether travelling the world for work or for fun, I want a connection to my home and family—and for me that comes via my maternal grandmother’s ring. My sister and I grew up seeing my mother wear it, and we’d keep ‘borrowing’ it from her. It’s a constant memory of the women in my life I most love, admire—and miss when I travel. 

A Pair of Studs

Perfect for business trips, a simple pair of natural diamond studs is jewellery’s equivalent to red lipstick: it makes you feel immediately well dressed, polished and ready to conquer the world (or at least, the day’s meetings). Plus, they match with everything you own.

Jaipur Gems
A S Motiwala Fine Jewellery

Before the uncertainties of the year hit us like an indestructible wave, travelling and exploring were both natural and spontaneous. The travel bug bitten ones had a rough ride this year, but we hope our  dreams of traveling hit reality soon. Now that you know exactly what sparklers can accompany you, shine bright like a diamond during all your future trips!