As you plan your looks for the festival of lights, don’t forget to style your ensembles with the perfect pieces of natural diamond jewellery. We’ve crafted a cohesive guide to help you sparkle brighter through the festivities.
Parties, whether intimate or large held, in the week of Diwali are an excuse for all involved to play dress up. But there’s more to it than just dressing to feel good, tradition is entwined in the sartorial aspect of the celebration. There’s a certain ceremony attached to it, given the common belief that wearing new clothes signals auspiciousness in the new year. If beginnings are to be manifested with all that’s jubilant and prosperous, why wait in finding the right look to herald brighter, better times?
Bring out your favourite pieces of natural diamond jewellery to plan ahead. Making a mood board of your looks with colours is a good place to start. No, we don’t mean following something as generic as jewel tones as a theme. Think of your favourite Wes Anderson movie, or the jacket of a book you love and transport yourself to somewhere a bit magical and let your creativity take over. Imagine your favourite television character during Diwali–what would they wear during a chance meet cute at a card party? Would they ever be stuck in an awkward work gathering straight out of The Office? Keep a few references handy to make shopping for the festive season aimed towards something little less simplistic than just simply looking good.
Cocktail Hour: Nail that Diamond Sparkle
You can be as style-forward as you like at a card party. Low on rituals but high on excitement, this night is typically one you spend with friends or cousins. The pressure to dress modestly is quite low. In fact, you can get as experimental as you like with silhouettes that feel flattering. Choose sparkly shoulder dusters with a touch of gemstones for a vibrant look. The sparkle of the natural diamonds will complement the hue on your ensemble creating an all-over dazzling effect. Choose a strapless number to let your shoulder dusters shine through the night.
Hosting At Home: Dress Up with Diamonds
Diwali lunch with family can be an elaborate affair, especially if the extended members are involved. This is typically the time to exchange gifts and spend time with one another to make memories. Sticking to tradition is often appreciated and you can go the extra mile by planning a photo op for everyone, complete with a dress code. Our pick for this occasion is a gorgeous metallic sari with a matching blouse. The translucent organza of the sari offers a slight body to the drape, meanwhile the sheer fabric evokes a sense of timeless grace. Pair your look with a stunning collar of natural diamonds. by Studio Reves. Given the brilliance of the standout piece that really packs a punch, you can style it with small hoops. Opt for multiple rings and give the bangles a miss. Wear your hair away from your face to let the pieces speak for themselves. Men can look towards nailing tone-on-tone elements that fall together. A diamond bracelet worn with a brooch will match the grandeur of the occasion.
Family Gathering: A Dazzling Get-Together
There are few relationships as special as those shared between siblings. You may fight through the year but festivals have a way of bringing back good times and creating an environment to make new memories. For a brunch with your cousins and family, a day associated with great laughter and merriment, we are leaning towards brighter tones. Think burnt oranges and mixed metals. Keep your sparkles minimal but impactful and focus on stacking the right pieces. A statement tennis necklace and a standout engagement diamond ring paired with the right set of natural diamond danglers will do the trick. Go handsfree in a rich Anavila silk kurta set. Wear a stunning diamond necklace to accentuate the brocade undertones in your outfit. Let your personality shine through as you pick the right pieces of diamond jewellery for a day of ease and fun with your favourite people.
Office Party:Shine with Sophistication
Blending the modern with contemporary should be your motto for upping the ante sartorially this festive season. If you’re looking to find new ways to wear and style brocade, pair a brocade blouse with a sheer sari with scalloped edging. This minimal silhouette has a sense of formality to its construction that is perfect for an occasion like an office party. Keep the sparkle minimal but strategically placed with a small pair hanging earrings and a sparkling tennis necklace. Pair this look with smart strappy sandals. Men can look towards short kurtas constructed in rich raw silk with self-embroidery that are equal parts formal and ornate for the occasion. The experimental kind can look at pairing a neutral hued kurta with brocade trousers from Khanijo. Finish the look with a decorative brooch for the right amount of shine.
Statement Jewels: For The Diwali Puja
Laxmi puja being the most important day of the festival deserves your best, brightest look. We are fans of this Raw Mango Benarasi sari worn with a fresh pink blouse. Our pick for jewellery is a four-strand choker that accentuates the neck. The dangling marquis cut natural diamonds go in perfect harmony with the elegant ensemble. Both feminine and fashion forward this look is a winner.
Play your cards right and shine bright this Diwali. Embrace your sparkling personality and let your inner light shine through. Feel your best as you traverse from one joyous occasion to another with the aid of our guide.