"Diamonds are beautiful, mysterious and rare"
Whether it’s a gift for someone else or yourself, you will never regret investing in diamond jewellery.
Plus, with the amount of jewels purchased for Asian weddings every day, every Desi needs to be clued up.
In the past year, the jewellery market has rocketed due to its growing presence online.
Designers and brands are now more widely available through websites and social media, thus increasingly their popularity.
According to Forbes magazine, the global market for jewellery is predicted to ‘reach $257 billion in 2017′.
DESIblitz takes a closer look at some of the designer and luxury diamond jewellery brands out there.
With the latest craze brought to the market being the Le Vian chocolate diamonds from Australia, there really is no end to the wow-factor of jewellery.
Chocolate diamonds are natural shades of brown and made only by Le Vian.
Depending on their ratings of colour and clarity, these brown beauties can end up being 10,000 times rarer than a white diamond.
The higher the rating on the colour scale, between C-4 and C-7, the rarer and more valuable the diamond is.
They are now being exclusively sold at Ernest Jones, click here to view the collection.
“Talk to me Harry Winston, tell me all about it!”
The King of Diamonds, Harry Winston has been supplying the utmost classy jewellery all around the world since 1932.
Fun fact: In 1962, Winston hired Indian designer Ambaji Shinde as the head of his design studio.
The Winston Icons collection is simply four pieces of jewellery, containing the Winston Cluster bracelet and Wreath necklace. Both being soft leaf shapes and perfectly framing the wrist and neck.
The two others being the Mrs Winston Cascading Diamond bracelet and earrings; a lovely sentiment to honour his wife. The diamonds raining down softly in lines onto the skin and oozing opulence.
Newly launched is the HW Logo Collection. It is made up of the HW lozenge logo on 18-karat white, yellow or rose gold diamond rings, bracelets, earrings and even pendants. Similar to Cartier, the bracelets can be stacked for an extra touch of class.
Shop the collections here.
DESIblitz Tip: Rose gold looks gorgeous on Asian skin and compliments the golden undertones.
In 1911, Jacques Cartier made his first trip to India. Taking inspiration from the precious stones he found, he returned home to create a collection dedicated to a fusion of the East and West.
He was mainly inspired by the rich colour palettes of red, blue and green with the contrasting touch of white diamonds. This can be seen in the Tutti Frutti collection, which makes clear use of these colours, beading and floral mounts.
The Cartier Brothers also designed and created the stunning ‘The Eye of the Tiger’ diamond, worn by the Maharaja of Nawanagar in 1934.
Find out more about the Indian influences of Cartier here.
Founded in 1847 in Paris, the ‘City of Love’, there is no need for an explanation as to why the Cartier Love bracelet is the most popular item they sell.
A simple band, in silver, gold or rose gold, embellished with alternating diamonds and small circle symbols, the Love bracelet is perfect for any occasion. It would even work as a statement bangle on hand whilst, your other Indian bangles are on the other.
Being a slightly more affordable yet still a luxury brand wanted by females everywhere, Tiffany is the princess of diamonds.
Adding some quirk to diamond jewellery, the Tiffany Soleste collection features royal blue and yellow diamonds, with hints of rose gold and pink.
Screaming fun and feminine, the collection is perfect for any woman that is looking for something different and that will definitely stand out. Also, being available in circles, ovals and even a heart, Tiffany has a vast variety of style.
DESIblitz tip: As blues were hot on the runway for 2017, why not pick up some blue diamonds now to match your sari?
Shop the collection and more here.
Indian diamond jewellery doesn’t get more luxurious than Minar Jewellers. Established in 1982, Minar Jewellers prides itself in offering the best Indian-style jewellery in Europe.
The luxury brand offers 18 carat gold and diamond jewellery sets that are perfect for any Desi wedding.
They even have a stunning collection of white gold diamond nose studs for the cultured South Asian woman.
Minar’s incorporates many different jewels including blue sapphires. Their bridal sets include 22 carat gold with a rouge antiquated look and coloured stones.
Shop Minar Jewellers’ collection here.
“To look into a Graff jewel is to glimpse eternity,” said Laurence Graff.
London’s Graff emerged in the 1960s with a distinctive style of creating breathtaking diamond jewellery.
Using only the rarest diamonds and innovative designs, Graff offers jewellery pieces that are works of art.
The company has also handled some of the most famous gemstones and diamonds from around the world. Including, The Delaire Sunrise, The Wittelsbach-Graff and The Lesotho Promise.
Their Bridal collection sees everything from emerald cut diamond bracelets to heart-shaped diamond tiaras.
Take a look at the luxurious collection here.
Chopard is one of the best diamond jewellery brands known to man. The Swiss jewellers began in 1860 after Louis-Ulysse Chopard opened his own watch-making workshop.
Their jewellery collections exude a timeless elegance with hints of white and rose gold. They consist of heart-shaped pendants and delicate bracelets, making perfect gifts.
Chopard’s High Jewellery or ‘Haute Joaillerie’, however, is nothing short of show-stopping. Under the keen eye of Artistic Director Caroline Scheufele and her craftspeople, this line draws in the eye with eye-catching designs.
The luxury brand utilises sustainable resources to create stunning pieces for their red carpet and ‘green’ carpet collection. They even have a collection inspired by the animal world with sapphire and alexandrite peacock earrings.
The High Jewellery range is aimed towards weddings and bridal jewellery, as well as the occasional red carpet appearance.
Shop the stunning Chopard collection here.
Speaking about rare and luxurious diamonds from around the world, Laurence Graff said: “Diamonds are beautiful, mysterious and rare. And every now and then a miracle of nature occurs.”
There you have it, seven luxury diamond jewellery brands to keep an eye on for all your diamond needs!