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Vogue x NDC Diamond Festival – Day 2

The ultimate celebration of all things natural diamonds with some of the world’s most distinguished experts.

Vogue x NDC Diamond Festival – Day 2

It’s reigning diamonds! The second edition of Vogue India x Natural Diamond Council’s Virtual Diamond Festival was designed to inspire and educate on all things diamonds. Over two excitement-filled days, this dazzling event explored the beauty and wonder of natural diamonds in all their magnificence. From exciting new advancements to illuminating conversations, with the bests of the diamond world – this festival was nothing less than a highlight of our year.

The second day of the virtual Diamond Festival sparkled with a host of fashion designers, industry experts and influencers who came together to share their unparalleled love for diamonds. 

It all began with an insightful discussion on navigating the line between everyday and statement diamonds by Valérie Messika and Diipa Büller Khosla, followed by a quick look at the most popular engagement ring designs with Jessica McCormack and Beanie Major. But it didn’t end there. Day 2 got even better with Raghavendra Rathore and Eka Lakhani deep diving into the making of Modern Maharajas and their fusion of old world craftsmanship with contemporary style. We even hosted Instagram LIVE sessions which gave viewers a chance to learn new tips and tricks on how to style natural diamonds like a pro with a white shirt, how to stack them and more.

Would it even be a Diamond Festival without the 2022 Jewellery Trend Report? We see you nodding! Our last session with the radiant Aditi Rao Hydari was a way to bring everything together in one final celebration as the event drew to a close.

Day 2 of the virtual Diamond Festival was filled with more extravagance, more showcases, and of course more diamonds! Prepare to be dazzled as you work your way through everything that went down.

Everyday Vs Statement Diamonds

As a utilitarian piece of jewel, a diamond’s versatility makes it the perfect accessory for something as extravagant as a cocktail gown to something as basic as a t-shirt. Valérie Messika, Founder & Creative Director of Messika Paris and Diipa Büller Khosla, Founder of Indē Wild weigh in on what separates statement wear from the everyday essential and how to perfect the style for each.

What's Trending? Engagement Rings in 2022

When it comes to seeking out the very best engagement ring for your beloved, even the most radical, avid jewellery enthusiasts find themselves overwhelmed with the vast plethora of choices. To help you navigate through the cluster and pick put the diamond as glorious as your relationship, Jessica McCormack and Beanie Major are here to highlight the engagement rings to hold and behold in 2022.

How to Build your Jewellery Box

Looking to invest in your first piece of diamond jewellery? Or add something extra special to your collection? Then you’ve come to the right place. Jewellery Advisor, Arundhati De-Sheth speaks to three diamond designers, Ananya Malhotra of Ananya find Jewellery, Tara Daswani of Tara Fine Jewellery and Megan Kothari of Aaryah, on how to build your jewellery box from scratch, the best time to invest in diamonds and the must-have pieces we all need to have in our wardrobes.

Modern Maharajas

A conversation set to draw a thread between the history and style of Maharajas of the past to men’s style today. Celebrity Stylist and Costume Designer Eka Lakhani, chats with one of India’s leading Fashion Designers, Raghavendra Rathore to discuss the interplay of the two worlds and how they lend to the evolving cultural climate.

Ungendered Jewellery

It is often said that natural diamonds are the way to a lady’s heart. Today, they hold an all-inclusive meaning. From his and hers to theirs and ours, Rosh Mahtani, Rahi Chadda, Shyma Shetty and Pranav Misra tell us how diamonds honour the rarity of everyone’s story.

Reigning Diamonds - 2022 Trends

The Natural Diamond Council’s Style Collective come together to talk about the reigning diamonds of 2022. Nonita Kalra, Editor-in-chief at Tata CLiQ luxury speaks with Actress, Aditi Rao Hydari on her poetic relationship with jewellery — natural diamonds that evoke fireflies in a night sky and memories of her grandmother’s jewellery.