Get in the spirit of Diwali by updating your vanity chest with new festive pieces. Since the occasion is synonymous with the “festival of lights”, it is only fitting that you exude your brightest self during the biggest and most brilliant festival celebration since ancient India. It doesn’t matter if your sari is vibrant or pared down – when chosen wisely, the right accessory will work like a charm. Here are our Diwali picks, from ornamental blings to gold classics, to adorn your ears, collarbone, wrists and fingers.
No Diwali costume is complete without bangles or bracelets. Dainty pieces are classic choices, but in a culture that goes all out with bold colours, patterns, intricate detail and precious stones, the choicest wrist embellishment would be slender, diamond-studded bracelet. Italian brand Damiani presents a Metropolitan Dream collection of eclectic and chic jewellery, and we are especially taken by the textured bracelets embedded with precious diamonds, in eye-catching shades such as rose gold, yellow, and black.
Earrings are the drama to your look and for a festive flair, opt for a pair of drop earrings with the extra glimmer. Drop earrings frame the face and add sophistication to outfits, and is also ideal for elevating the chic factor. Go all out with a pair of elongated earrings from the Selberan Leia solitaire collection, which is a striking almond shape white gold pair, accented by solitaire diamonds that proclaim glamour and fun. The best part: the jewels are customisable, so you can choose to go as large as you dare with those precious carats.
There’s nothing gold can’t set right, especially when it comes to jewellery. Gold’s timeless appeal makes it suitable as an accessory for all ages, and there’s no better time to invest in this precious metal than Diwali. Men and women both naturally adore gold, so no outfit will be complete without it. When worn with silk saris, the shimmery fabric and regal gold is a match made in heaven. Consider the De Beers Aura Sleeper Earrings of a halo thread pavé affixed with central solitaire diamond in a luminous pink gold to effortlessly lighten up the festive season.
Nothing beats the timeless effect of a necklace. Necklaces adorn collarbones and give the overall outfit a breath of fresh air. Above all, it imparts confidence and enhances beauty. It is also often the basis of your clothing’s mixing and matching, so if you’re still figuring out what to wear for Diwali, gain inspiration from an elegant necklace, such as the Poh Kong Little Glitters series, offering a delicate rose gold pendant emulating harp strings, held in place by a soft silver and rose gold braid.
Another essential Diwali accessory is the sort that draws the eye to festive henna tattoos on your hands. Like bracelets, rings range from slender bands to opulent cocktail designs, and the natural choice would be to go for bolder ones, like big precious stones of emeralds and diamonds, or perhaps a thick band of a twinkling colour. Go with the girls’ best friend like the DeGem Forevermark diamond ring, featuring a diamond centre held together by sparkling clusters nestled together with graceful lines. Versatile as is beautiful, this white gold ring suits every occasion, too.
Dainty studs are considered complementary adornment when compared to the standalone effect of drop earrings, but not in this case. Although studs are small in size, their shape and precious stone, for example, are grand enough to turn heads. If you’re intent on avoiding a clash of accessories and attire, go for studs that catch the light and emanate the sparkle in your eye. The Gübelin Diamond collection comprises of a twinkling pair of earrings encrusted with radiant diamonds to accentuate your Diwali dress perfectly, no matter what style or colour.
Main photo: Damiani group of rings