Vogue x NDC Diamond Festival
This is your chance to get to know your ice up close. Vogue India and the Natural Diamond Council, the destination for natural diamonds, are coming together for the first time to curate a virtual Diamond Festival, on August 20 and 21, 2021. This collaboration will bring to you the best of diamond jewellery – from natural diamonds trends, to what’s inside a modern millennial’s jewellery box, to the rise of gender neutral diamond jewellery. This virtual festival promises to be a one-stop for all things diamonds.
The Vogue India x Natural Diamond Council Diamond Festival (The Online Edit) pulls together experts from across the globe including Lucia Silvestri, jewellery creative director at Bulgari to Francesca Cartier Brickell, author of The Cartiers. Actor Aditi Rao Hydari, shares her personal relationship with jewellery, while dynamic stars Alaya F and Malavika Mohanan will talk about their first diamond jewellery purchases. Hear what Sabyasachi Mukherjee has to say about telling India’s stories. Vogue’s international editor-at-large, Hamish Bowles, marketing executive and jewellery connoisseur, Kaustav Dey, supermodel Nidhi Sunil and jewellery designer to the stars, Hanut Singh, weigh in on the rise of ungendered jewellery. Tune into a power-packed panel with Francesca Cartier Brickell, the Maharani of Baroda Radhikaraje Gaekwad and jewellery and art curator Amin Jaffer to know more about the relationship between royals and their diamonds.
“We’re thrilled to unveil different facets of the timeless diamonds with every conversation lined up and I am happy to have such industry stalwarts from across the globe on board with us,” says Richa Singh, Managing Director, Natural Diamond Council, India and Middle East. “This is an era of conscious luxury, natural diamonds perfectly blend royalty with craftsmanship to mark important milestones in our lives and these two days will remind us all to have fun with diamonds that will eventually become a part of family heirloom for generations to come.”
The two-day festival is set up to be a packed schedule of learning and takeaways. Whether you’re in the business of jewellery, a purveyor and wearer of beautiful things, or simply an aesthete who enjoys knowing more about the history of natural diamonds, this will be a festival to tune into.
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