Bollywood glitters at jewellery week

Mumbai: Katrina Kaif, Dino Morea, Lilette Dubey with daughter Ira, who impressed everyone with her performance in recently released `Aisha` - all these stars Sunday glittered on the ramp to mark the inaugural of the India International Jewellery Week (IIJW), the country`s first such extravaganza.

All these stars sashayed down the ramp flaunting exotic jewellery and exquisite designs from the three brands of the Gitanjali Luxury group - Queenie for Giantti, Essentia by Mirari, and Nakshatra.

The Queenie for Giantti collection epitomised the power of women and celebrated her style from Cleopatra to contemporary women. The line had a combination of pearls, diamonds and gold in the form of necklaces, heavy earings and armlets. Tribal designs that had exotic bazubands - reminded onlookers of the Cleopatra era, while a few pieces in turquoise looked contemporary.

Essentia by Mirari was dedicated to eternal love and the collection was titled "The Wedding vows" - it offered heavy necklaces in ruby and gold mix, a lot of pearls and diamonds. The designs were a confluence of many ancient and decorative traditions with the modern touch.

Nakshatra had an exotic and delicate diamond line that is meant for festivities.

Queenie, who has her own range with Geetanjali called Queenie for Giantti, said: "Times have changed and so have women. So today they express themselves with various things - be it clothes, style or jewellery. They are aware what suits them and what is the best buy for them."

Gitanjali sub-brands Gili, Sangani, D`dmas and Asmi too showcased their collection at the second show of the day.

While Sangani and Gili had small and delicate pieces of diamond jewellery perfect for any evening event, D`dmas and Asmi presented a range of chunky, heavy yet very attractive designs in diamonds.

Organised by the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), IIJW is is the first jewellery week in the country and the five-day event will conclude Thursday.

The council is supported by the ministry of commerce and industry.


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