The Miss India pageant has obviously only featured the creme de la creme of homegrown high jewellery over the years; however the esteemed show is also a great landmark for navigating the changing landscape of modern jewellery styling. How would a modern day icon wear her diamonds? Would she go for a sleek, fuss-free choker or would she covet something a little more attention-grabbing?
This year Shobha Shringar Jewellers is the official jewellery partner of the VLCC Femina Miss India 2020, and 15 beauty queens have already been through a round of judgement decked in eclectic diamond bling from the heritage jewellery house from Mumbai. And the verdict is in – Millennial fashionistas want the best of both worlds – versatile, classic curations which also take the right risks in terms of design language.
Offbeat colour blocking is a total look
Supriya Dahiya flaunts a gorgeous and rather effervescent cocktail number, featuring a stylised, asymmetrical double paneling of sapphires with a chic river of diamonds running in the middle. The piece relies on smart colour blocking, but it’s also amazingly neat and uncluttered which makes the number stunning as a statement pick. Though Supriya pairs it with some impeccable, clingy danglers that match, one can also pick smaller monotone studs.
Focused, modernist design languages do the trick
A diamond necklace doesn’t have to be overworked or overly ornate; something urbanised but elaborate, with minimal design intervention can be key to designing the perfect diamond number.
The flawless, wide-silhouetted necklaces achieve a sense of breathiness in an effortless manner making the necklaces versatile for cocktail nights and bridal occasions. The necklaces also exude a lot of tonal drama which is accentuated by the chic rose gold base work. It works wonders when paired with brilliant-cut diamonds that have been strategically set to fine-tune the colour symmetry.
We love that this range by Shobha Shringar does not introduce too many elements or accents and sticks to a singular aesthetic and maintains a really discerning finish.
One can never go wrong with a sleek, easy wear diamond choker; however no one wants a done-and-dusted look that looks dated or too mainstream.
This range of rather dainty, single-line necklaces by Shobha Shringar, featuring panel of cushion cut diamonds and heart shape motifs have been styled for multi-occasion wears, showcasing the repeatability of the jewellery. Some of these designs have old Hollywood inspired silhouettes, be it a broad-paneled one or featuring assorted design movement, which are can be really eclectic.
This look from the Miss India look book is perhaps the most adaptable because it makes stunning use of a transitional number.