When Rihanna crooned ‘shine bright like a diamond’, she might have as well been speaking directly to our bijoux boxes. A statement-making diamond necklace is the one sartorial investment that will stand you in good stead—and perhaps even be passed down one day as a treasured heirloom to the next generation. However, if you are looking to find the necklace of your dreams for a wedding or another significant day in your life, it can be easy to get confused with all the options available. Which is why, it helps to look to Bollywood’s brightest stars for cues on finding the perfect diamond necklace for every type of neckline:
V-Neckline + Diamond & Emerald Necklace
In the span of a few years, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has made her mark on red carpets around the world—and her recent front row appearance for Bulgari was no exception. Sitting poised in a monochromatic gown with dove-like ruffles, the pièce de résistance came from the glittering diamonds nestling around her neck.
Plunging Neckline + Diamond Lariat Necklace
Move over, LBDs. This is the season that you invest in a statement black gown—Kriti Sanon recommends opting for backless cutouts and thigh-high slits for maximum impact. To round out the look, consider choosing a more linear silhouette from your jewellery box, like her lariat-style necklace teamed with a rope braid.
Round Neckline + Diamond Choker
After all, why should your party wardrobe have all the fun? If you are looking to add some sparkle to your daywear Indian looks, Kiara Advani has all the inspiration you need. A chain link diamond necklace serves as the perfect accompaniment for ivory-hued separates.
Strapless Neckline + Diamond Drop Necklace
And then there are those nights when you want to make a grand entrance, for which you will want to look no further than Deepika Padukone’s repertoire of sophisticated finesse. For the premiere night of ‘83, the star opted for an elegant black gown with an exquisite diamond and emerald drop necklace that makes for an instant conversation-starter.
High Neckline + Layered Neckline
Not one to play by the rulebook, Malaika Arora’s style files offer endless inspiration for those looking to take things up a notch for date night. Case in point: her form-flattering velvet number that may appear understated at first glance but can be easily elevated with an unconventional knot-style diamond necklace like hers.