The sparkle of our eye: Vogue India x Natural Diamond Council’s, first-of-its-kind Virtual Diamond Festival dazzled the centre stage with discussions about all things diamonds. It was a two-day visual treat for diamond connoisseurs across the world as they got to witness top-notch masterclasses and live sessions from the who’s who of the diamond industry.
The first day of India’ one-of-its-kind virtual Diamond Festival had to be one of a kind too. It started on a sparkling note with a conversation between the women on the forefront of this enormous gig– Richa Singh, Managing Director at Natural Diamond Council India and Priya Tanna, Editor at Vogue – Conde Nast India. They shed light on how they came up with the idea for the event, discussed their personal anecdotes about diamonds, the intricate relationship of women and men with diamonds and finally introduced the dazzling line-up of speakers that set the tone for the rest of the festival.
What followed was an even more glimmering affair studded with familiar names from the diamond world featuring stars and industry experts like Aditi Rao Hydari, HH Maharani Radhika Raje, Katerina Perez, Francesca Cartier Brickell, Kaustav Dey and many more. The topics that followed ranged from trends in the diamond industry, a sneak peek into the royal jewellery circle, tips on styling diamond jewellery with casual outfits to a deep dive into understanding the rise of gender-neutral jewellery and everything in between.
Immerse yourself in a line-up of top-notch masterclasses and live sessions that voice expert perspectives on natural diamonds by scrolling down to experience the exuberance of the first day of the festival.
My Relationship with Jewellery | Aditi Rao Hydari
Growing up surrounded by Hyderabadi jewellery and family heirlooms, actor Aditi Rao Hydari was fortunate enough to be initiated to diamond jewellery at an early age. Her collection is curated with careful attention to craftsmanship and design, the rest was love at first sight. She reminisces about her childhood memories and eternal love affair with diamonds.
The Diamond Forecast | Katerina Perez & Nonita Kalra
We’re counting down the five jewellery trends to know with Fine Jewellery Expert and Influencer, Katerina Perez and Editor-in-Chief, Tata CliQ Luxury, Nonita Kalra. Consider this your diamond handbook.
The Royal Insiders
Symbols of prosperity and power, what made royal jewels the centrepieces of their time? Bestselling author of ‘The Cartiers’, Francesca Cartier Brickell; trustee – Maharaja Fatesingh Museum Trust, vice-president – Maharani Chimnabai Stree Udyogalaya & director – CDS Art Foundation, HH Maharani Radhikaraje Gaekwad of Baroda; and author and curator, Dr Amin Jaffer; turn oral historians to revive the past, in this panel.
The Rise of Gender-Fluid Jewellery
Gender-fluid, gender-neutral, ungendered—whatever the term you like to use, men and women wearing jewellery was ubiquitous in Indian history and tradition. No longer ascribed to genders, inclusive jewellery designs are now making their presence felt around the world. Model and activist, Nidhi Sunil; VP Marketing, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein India, TED Speaker, Kaustav Dey; Jewellery Designer Hanut Singh; International Editor at Large, US Vogue, Hamish Bowles weigh in on the rise of gender-neutral jewellery in this power-packed panel.
How To Buy Diamonds Online
A pandemic takeaway was shopping luxury online. As we experience a paradigm shift in retail, CEO of Caratlane, Mithun Sacheti; Fashion Designer and Influencer, Amrita Thakur; and Fashion Entrepreneur, Pernia Qureshi; discuss the diamond digital shopping revolution.
Gems & The Gentleman
What’s hot with men’s jewellery right now, how to choose the perfect piece, and what makes a diamond an heirloom–all that and more awaits you on this deep dive into jewellery with Frank Everett, Sales Director of Jewelry, Sotheby’s New York and designers Shivan & Narresh.
Style Files: T-shirt Diamonds with Anaita Shroff Adajania
It’s back to basics in this conversation with fashion stylist, costume designer, and creative director, Anaita Shroff Adajania. Learn how to polish up your everyday wardrobe with diamonds.
Let’s Talk Diamonds
Diamonds spark joy and seal our most memorable moments. Editor-in-chief of Vogue India, Priya Tanna and Managing Director of Natural Diamond Council, Richa Singh kick off Vogue India’s first-ever diamond jewellery festival in this video.