Diamonds Are Great But Pearls Do It Better!

By Abigail Barretto


“Pearly shells, from the ocean shining in the sun!”

Glowing, smooth and elegant – that’s how we’d describe the beauty that is pearls. And while coloured pearls are all well and good, they can never compete with the magnificence of white pearls! Channeling old-school glamour with a healthy dash of modern trends, these five Bollywood beauties show you how to style your pearls just right, Take a look!

Sonam Kapoor

Inaugurating the India International Jewellery Week back in 2011, Sonam looked breath-taking in exquisite pearl jewellery from Amrapali Jewellery (Jaipur). An elaborate pearl shoulder piece was used as a sash and a lovely pearl and diamond necklace hung around her neck. That’s not all- pearls dripped from her ears as well!

Deepika Padukone

At the launch of Yuraj Singh’s cancer initiative, YouWeCan, Dippy blew us all away with her gorgeous neckpiece from Isharya (Mumbai). The leggy lass paired the Temple Muse Pearl Statement Choker Necklace with a black velvet dress from Sabyasachi.

Vidya Balan

Another one to wear red on the red carpet, Vidya looked flawless in a string of grandma pearls from the House of Surana (Mumbai) for her final appearance at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013! The stark white pearls stood out against the red floral sari by Sabyasachi.

Bipasha Basu

At the IIFA Press Meet in 2014, the bong beauty decided to wear a gorgeous creation by Maheep Kapoor for Satyani Fine Jewels (Mumbai). The result was Bipasha in a stunning green sari while pearls and diamonds nestled at her neck.

Kangana Ranaut

At the CII Young Members Meet, Kangana rocked a gorgeous chiffon sari that she teamed up with a pearl necklace. Swept up hair, slender in a saree and of course a dual-layered pearl necklace with an elaborate diamond-studded side brooch – a look which can be carried with graceful elegance.

Kangana Ranaut at Cannes 2018

Known for her quirky taste which makes a lasting impression, Kangana Ranaut ensured she made a classic statement at the Cannes.

Highlighted by a catchy ‘teenmaniya’ necklace by Sabyasachi (Kolkatta) the actress graced a black embellished saree to enhance her silhouette.The Columbian emerald and Basra pearl necklace with the rose-cut diamonds made the actress rock the Cannes in her Sabyasachi ensemble.

So, when our beautiful Queen actress, Kangana Ranaut, opted for this look, we could only admire the end result!

Madhuri Dixit

Always the choice for royalty and elegance alike, pearls with their opalescence look stately. And, when our Bollywood ladies don them, it’s a winning combination.

The perfect match to her sheer saree, Madhuri Dixit rocked the look as she accessorised with a three-layer pearl necklace with oval diamond brooches on the sides. We loved how this choice of the yore will continue being contemporary.


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