All the Rocks that Rocked the IIFA 2019

Katrina Kaif

This year’s IIFA Awards recorded new jewellery styles to follow. We bring you some haute jewels and hot looks that will cast a dazzling spell on you…

The 20th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards, better known as IIFA Awards, rejoiced its homecoming this year as the event was held in Mumbai. While the sassy silhouettes stole the evening, the jewellery wearing tips was a fitting aftermath to follow. While most ditched the neckpiece, scroll down for some trending quick notes…

Veil It Long & Bold 

Deepika Padukone with diamond chandelier earrings

Deepika Padukone’s fashion agenda was ‘stand out from the crowd’ for which she took to a Gaurav Gupta purple-hued feather embellished off-shoulder gown. While we did not particularly go gung-ho over that, but she definitely showed us ‘how to accessorise with a veil’. Deepee wore just a pair of diamond chandelier earrings from Farah Khan World (Mumbai) that dazzled brightly even when the veil covered it.

Style tip: If you have a veil to don, let the earrings be as long and bold, because going unnoticed is not an option, chicas.

Rings Only! 

Alia bhatt with diamond rings set

Well, it’s a trend that many sport but only a few get it right. And we have no qualms in accepting that we adored Alia’s dusky rose look that she oomph-ed up with JUST rings. Her diamond rings set in white gold, pink enamel and black diamonds from KAJ Fine Jewellery (Mumbai) embellished her otherwise subtle look, her white diamond bands from Diamantina Fine Jewels (Mumbai) added more shimmer to her pastel outfit.

Style tip: Play with different colours when doing rings, to add variety.

Necklaces & Necklines  

Katrina kaif with statement neckpiece

This fashion import into India has always a style story to tell. And at IIFA this time, she threw minimalism out of the window. Though the gorgeous star donned an intricately embellished high-slit skirt with a matching crop blouse and floor kissing sleeves, she knew exactly that the plunging neckline needed a statement neckpiece. A layered uncut diamond necklace set and a chunky diamond ring from Anmol Jewellers (Mumbai) sealed her look.

Style tip: Never go totally bare with plunging necklines.

White on White 

Sara Ali Khan in Magdalena earrings

Pataudi princess Sara Ali Khan showcased the ‘cute girl’ look in her swan white ball gown from Gaurav Gupta Couture. For jewellery, she chose a pair of Magdalena earrings from the Irasva (Mumbai) Essentials collections and accentuated her look with diamond rings from Diamantina Fine Jewels (Mumbai).The pair she wore were heart shaped studs crafted in white gold and white diamonds.

Style tip: White diamonds and white gold work well with whites and to look elegant keep it minimal for a subtle statement.

Hoop It UP

Madhuri Dixit with hoop/sage earrings

Mrs Nene was as splendid as ever totally showing us the way to age reversal with the colour of her gown and the size of her earrings. The all-time reigning heartthrob of Bollywood teamed her red outfit with a pair of stud hoop/sage earrings and diamonds rings from Sapna Mehta (Mumbai). While her neck was bare, the earrings drew all the attention towards her face and ears.

Style tip: While ditching the neckpiece, go big and bold with your earrings. Too much minimalism is not the game to risk unless you are a pro.

Two to Tango

Preity G Zinta in sculptural couture earrings

While her dimples do the trick, we doubly appreciate her when she gets decked up. Preity G Zinta sashayed the red carpet in her natural golden-hued ensemble by Gauri & Nainika that she accessorised with sculptural couture earrings. But what stole the show was an eye-catching emerald serpent bracelet from Farah Khan World (Mumbai) that stood out.

Style tip: Two statement accessories are welcome when not wearing a centre neckpiece.

Strum it With Diamond Strings

Radhika Apte with a string diamond necklace

Radhika Apte’s Gucci dress was a fashion statement in itself and thus the diva rightfully kept her jewellery minimal by wearing a string diamond necklace from Occasions Fine Jewellery (Ahmedabad). Sitting pretty on her deep neckline, the necklace played peek-a-boo-with élan.

Style tip: Don’t try to kill a gorgeous outfit with too much jewellery.

‘Cuff Parade’ Anybody?  

Nushrat Bharucha in diamond ear cuff and ring cuff

The Dream Girl actress wrote a cuff story this time. While a royal blue gown put the spotlight on her, the shutterbugs were delighted to frame her jewellery. The rising star wore a Gehna (Mumbai) ring cuff to set off the statement ruffles of her blue dress and paired it up with a diamond ear cuff from Mahesh Notandass Fine Jewellery (Mumbai).

Style tip: Sporting two styles of cuffs are an instant attention seeker.


Minimal to the T

Mrunal Thakur in diamond & emerald earrings

Evidently Mrunal Thakur is a woman of less jewels and if one can nail it like her, well, no harm done. Mrunal made us go green with envy in her Amit Aggarwal gown, which she paired with diamond and emerald earrings from Zema fine jewellery (Mumbai) and rings from Occasions Fine Jewellery (Ahmedabad).

Style tip: Only emerald statement earrings is a tried and tested look forever.

Chunky Town

Genelia D'Souza in jadau earrings and rings

Kudos to Genelia D’souza for experimenting with ethnic jewels with her sophisticated moss silver gown from Manish Malhotra. Genelia looked regal and stylish at the same time in a pair of heritage jadau earrings and rings from Raniwala 1881 (Jaipur).

Style tip: Ethnic styles are still the rage and safe to sport almost with any outfit.

Miss Simplicity  

Divya Khosla Kumar in Diamond drop earrings

Divya Khosla Kumar is always looked up for her simplistic style statements, and IIFA was not different for her. Alongside donning a stylish gown, she looked graceful in diamond drop earrings from Zema Fine Jewellery (Mumbai).

Style tip: You can never go wrong with just diamond earrings, this is what she reatriated once again.

Emeralds for all

Tahira Kashyap Khurrana with emerald twinkling earrings

Bob hair and big studs is a yesteryear’s style that can never go wrong and Tahira Kashyap Khurrana showed us how. She recreated the look with emerald magic twinkling earrings from Farah Khan World (Mumbai) that she wore with a fuchsia pink gown. The stunning jewels looked attractive with a bold pair of specks on her.

Style tip: Emerald earrings can spruce up any sartorial look and style.

Preeti Hoon caught up with the stars at IIFA Green Carpet and got all the dope on what they wore for the big night and their personal jewellery style. This was pure match up without being over-the-top.

Preen With Green!

Mrunal Thakur patronised a green-on-green guise for her IIFA green carpet evening. While her one shoulder, Amit Aggarwal ensemble with a shimmery vibe made her look ethereal, our cameras zoomed in on her emerald and diamond earrings by Zema Fine jewellery (Mumbai) that she enhanced with rings from Occasions Fine Jewellery (Ahmedabad).

Rule Number One: Just Team Up

‘Whatever Goes With Whatever I am Wearing!’, spelt out the Veere De Wedding star when asked about her style mantra. Shikha Talsania sported a pair of sophisticated circular diamond chandeliers by Anmol Jewellers (Mumbai). And sure it worked without a glitch enhancing her subtle single tone navy blue ensemble.

Statement Earrings Say It All 

‘Less is More’ said the style icon as she donned a custom Gauri & Nainika evening gown and fired it up with a stunning pair of long diamond earrings by Farah Khan Jewellery (Mumbai). And as she admitted her gown wasn’t blingy, and that her earrings indeed did the talking for her, we realised there was no contesting that. Totally, envy-worthy her look was!

All things Bright & Blingy

She was all glitz and glamour, and we at, spotted all the jewels she wore with finesse and aplomb from Anmol Jewellers (Mumbai). With her scintillating earrings, diamond-encrusted statement bracelets and her dad’s gift, a stand-out blue rock ring, we give her the award for the diva who knows how to stack up in style!


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