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.
Designers, influencers, Bollywood celebrities and industry experts came together to add to the sparkle of Day 2 of Vogue X NDC’s first-ever virtual Diamond Festival. The day was full of excitement, diamond talks and everything in between with insightful sessions by ace designers Bibhu Mohapatra and Gaurav Gupta about their jewellery design journey, followed by a talk on everyday diamond styling with the stylish Mira Rajput Kapoor, to understanding the process behind making a statement through diamond jewellery with Masoom Minawala, to name a few.
After 2 days of immersing ourselves in everything diamonds, we had to end on a dazzling note with an all-access session with designer extraordinaire Sabyasachi Mukherjee where he spoke about how the timelessness of natural diamonds have made them an integral part of his jewellery line to the extent that natural diamonds have influenced his disruptive designs and a lot more.
Scroll down to dive into the glittering affair that was the second day of the virtual diamond festival!
Designers and Diamonds | Gaurav Gupta and Bibhu Mohapatra
These designers seamlessly take their fashion vision into the world of jewellery and diamonds. So much so, that when it came to completing any look, fine jewellery was the missing piece. Fashion and jewellery designers, Gaurav Gupta, and Bibhu Mohapatra tell us about their journey into jewellery.
The Diamond Rebellion
In design, innovation emerges from disruption. The end result is always jewellery pieces that become cult classics. Three designers tell us what happens when they put pen to paper. Designer and Creative Director of Solange, Solange Azagury Partridge; Founder and Designer of Studio Renn, Rahul Jhaveri; and Founder and Designer of Anita Ko Jewellery, Anita Ko; share their journey from sketch to finish.
Valérie Messika's Inspirations and Love for India
Inheriting the tradition of diamonds from her father, Artistic Director of Messika Jewellery, Valérie Messika has made the stone her own. Her artistic translations are seen on a slew of top models today—from Kate Moss to Gigi Hadid. The designer’s tryst with diamonds is cool, comfortable and personal.
Everyday Diamond Essentials
Our approach to jewellery has moved away from saving pieces for special occasions. A new generation of wearers and creators are making jewellery less precious, more personal. Celebrity Influencer, Mira Rajput Kapoor; Fine Jewellery Expert, Arundhati De Sheth; and Jewellery Designer of The Line, Natasha Khurana; tell us their daily diamond must-haves.
Diamond Heirlooms | Lucia Silvestri & Nonita Kalra
Jewellery forms a fundamental part of familial stories that live on forever. But what makes the modern heirloom a point of convergence for the past, present and future? Jewellery creative director, Bulgari Jewellery, Lucia Silvestri and editor-in-chief, Tata CLiQ Luxury, Nonita Kalra evoke nostalgia in this conversation.
Diamonds & Daughters
Dipping into a mother’s jewellery box is a rite of passage for daughters. Entrepreneur Kalyani Saha Chawla and her daughter, Tahira Tara Chawla tell us how shared diamonds signify a bond between mother and daughter.
Diamond Jewellery to Make a Statement
Jewellery styling is all about personal expression and identity. How does diamond jewellery resonate with us every day? International influencer, Masoom Minawala Mehta explains her mantras and longstanding love for statement jewellery in this tell-all conversation.
The Diamond Storyteller: Sabyasachi
For couturier and designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, his foray into fine jewellery has been nothing short of a homecoming. It’s the playfulness with which he designs and his love for mixing materials that make him an industry favourite. From his workshop to his inspirations, he spills all in this session.
Diamonds & the Stars | Kiara Advani & Anaita Shroff Adajania
A session to light up your screen with statement diamonds seen through the lens of film and glamour. Actor Kiara Advani speaks to fashion stylist, costume designer and creative director, Anaita Shroff Adajania on what makes a statement bling.
Three Girls and a Ring | Stephanie Gottlieb & Archana Walavalkar
Finding the perfect engagement ring can be as hard as finding the perfect life partner. In this video, celebrity stylist, Archana Walavalkar; founder and designer of Stephanie Gottlieb Fine Jewelry, Stephanie Gottlieb; and jewellery editor, Vogue India, Priyanka Parkash take you through the tales of finding the one.