The India International Jewellery week was a four day event that started on 3rd August, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. When we think of elaborate Indian jewellery, we always associate it with the Indian weddings.
Hence the India International Jewellery Week is a great destination for Indian brides to choose their Indian wedding accessories. This year the event was star studded with lot of eminent personalities walking the ramp, displaying jewelleries from powerful names like Tanishq, Gitanjali Gems and Swarovski gemstones.
Sonam Kapoor, who is the brand ambassador of the event, inaugurated the show in a stunning emerald backless gown by Michael Costello with illusionary neckline. Sonam Kapoor and Sania Mirza walked the ramp for the opening show titled ‘Beti Show’, organised for the cause of protecting the girl child.
She wore emerald drop earrings with a matching cocktail ring and diamond bangles. Sania who was walking for Moni Agarwal looked resplendent in a kanjeevaram saree, decked with a diamond choker, danglers and a ring, an apt bridal look with Indian wedding accessories.
Let’s have a look at the Indian wedding accessories showcased at the event through the showstoppers, starting from the top
The second day saw Soha Ali Khan doing the princess walk for Swarovski/ Suryagold in a bejewelled tiara balanced with matching bracelet and earrings. If you are not averse to the idea of Princess Bride you can sport Indian wedding accessories Soha’s way.
The jewellery house DiamondTree presented the showstopper Miss India Aditi Arya in a mesmerising flower headgear. The matching pearl integrated tasselled earrings and necklace were an inspiration to use Indian wedding accessories with a contemporary outfit.
Chitrangada Singh looked radiant in a gold and red bridal lehenga walking for Shobha Shringar’s creations. She showcased a gold and emerald borla on the forehead. Multiple heavy gold necklaces and dangling earrings enhanced her look.
Hrishita Bhatt’s striking head accessory in diamonds, dropped on the forehead as a mangtikka. Paired with matching drop earrings, her crown finery will be a visual delight in any bride’s collection of Indian wedding accessories. Hrishita was the showstopper for Gitanjali Gems.
Kriti Sanon looked gorgeous in her noticeable mangtikka wearing a pink lehenga, walking for Sunil Jewellers.
Evelyn Sharma graced Dhruv Agrawal and Avantika Kumar Agrawal’s show, in diamond chandelier earrings with a choker and diamond bangles. However the eyes just stop at the arresting earrings.
Sonam’s grand finale jhumkis from Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas stole the grandeur from all the earrings displayed at the show.
Closing the first day for Tanishq, Juhi Chawla walked as a showstopper in a red lehenga. She looked breathtaking in the ‘Divyam’ collection’s mangtikka and three stunning temple design necklaces in varying lengths along with statement finger rings. Her look will end any bride’s search for Indian wedding accessories.
Preity Zinta displayed Indian wedding accessories at its best by paying tribute to ‘Jodha Bai’, the Rajput Queen. She was decked in traditional Rajput jewellery weighing almost 8 kgs. Dia Mirza portrayed ‘Queen Niloufer’ of Hyderabad wearing white and gold outfit with a choker and dangler earrings.
Chitrangada Singh’s armlet and haathphool that combined the bracelet and finger ring could not be ignored. Ileana D'cruz wore a subtle but artistic choker with coordinated armlet and earrings. Her jewellery will be adored as Indian wedding accessories by contemporary brides.
Miss India Sushree Shreya Mishra flaunted her emerald and diamond bracelet that were coordinated with the necklace and earrings for Diosa Jewels in association with Swarovski gems.
The Kamarband was emphasised in Sania Mirza’s look on day one. Preity’s regal look of day three was jewellery laden including a kamarband.
The grand finale on the final day was titled ‘Best of the Best show’ and it was divided into two shows, show 1 and show 2. The show 1 saw Sonam Kapoor wearing emphatic jhumkis with a lilac lehenga by Shyamal and Bhumika.
In the show 2, Thai Gem and Jewellery Traders Association showcased their collection. The highlight was the use of coloured stones from Thailand in the jewellery. The show ended with Kanishta Dhankar (Miss India 2011) displaying a choker with cascading diamonds and Thai stones, with matching dangling earrings.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so how can a girl say no to a show dazzling with diamonds, rubies, emeralds and gold. The India International Jewellery Week is elevating the promotion of Indian jewellery in the fashion scenario. The show is a perfect venue to take in the splendour of absolutely stunning Indian wedding accessories.
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