A Fairy-Tale Pre-Wedding Revelry Like No Other

Whether scrolling through Instagram feeds, tuning into news outlets, or engaging in conversations around the globe, Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding extravaganza and their mesmerising jewellery are dominating discussions everywhere. The three-day event in Jamnagar was an affair fit for royalty!

It took three months of rigorous planning to create an opulent setting of Jamnagar, thanks to Nita Mukesh Ambani, who along with luxury fashion designer Manish Malhotra executed the pre-wedding event for her son, Anant, and future daughter-in-law, Radhika Merchant.

The spotlight not just on the Ambani family that stole the show with their elegant and stylish presence, but on the magnificent jewellery donned by each member of the family. The Ambani’s choice of adornments added an extra layer of grandeur to the celebration.

Among the A-lister celebs, Rihanna stood out, dressed in a statement fluorescent green and pink outfit by  Attico, accessorised with the most exquisite necklaces embellished with polkis, diamonds, emeralds and rubies  by Bridhichand Ghanshyam Jewellers as she belted out, ‘Shines bright like a Diamond’.

RIRI in Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas bridal set, setting the stage on fire.

But let’s take a closer look at the Ambani ladies, who adorned themselves with the well-curated jewels for each and every event spanning those three days.

Nita Ambani 

While welcoming the guests on Day 1 of the pre-wedding celebrations, the classy Nita Ambani looked divine in a custom Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla beige ghagra and a pearl scalloped blouse accessorised with a five-layered pearl necklace, matching jhoomars adorned with huge pearl drops. She completed the look with a diamond floral-designed bracelet designed by the iconic jewellery artist Viren Bhagat.

In the night, she wore the wine-coloured Schiaparelli gown with customised diamond and emerald danglers crafted by her friend Lorraine Schwartz, a renowned jewellery designer known for her contemporary creations.

On the third day of the celebration, Nita Ambani looked ravishing in an over-the-top necklace fashioned with two massive square-shaped emerald pendants and complimentary earrings and bangles by Parthiv Mehta of Kantilal Chhotalal.

Nita Ambani wearing the emerald necklace suite designed by Parthiv Mehta of Kantilal Chhotalal

Another conversation piece was the Mirror of Paradise platinum ring, boasting a 52.58-carat rectangular-cut diamond, D colour, flawless clarity set in a platinum ring with baguette diamonds valued at approximately Rs. 53 crores. Auctioned at Rs. 54 crores by Christie’s in 2019, this ring is an exceptional piece.


Radhika Merchant 

On the first night of the pre-wedding celebration, Radhika wore a custom Versace dress and radiated in single-line necklace set with yellow and white heart-shaped solitaires with additional five hearts in the centre, paired with solitaire heart drop earrings and bracelet.

For her sangeet night, she decked herself up in a celestial double-row solitaire necklace and diamond chandeliers by Parthiv Mehta of Kantilal Chhotalal, and a Manish Malhotra’s golden lehenga embellished with ~20,000 Swarovski crystals.

Shloka Mehta Ambani

Diya Mehta Jain, sister of Shloka Ambani, styled all her looks for the event. Shloka opted for a diamond necklace featuring blooms and ear cuffs; a unique multilayered pearl necklace; she paired a solitaire necklace with a choker embellished with rose cuts; and a Patek Philippe diamond-studded watch from Haute Joaillerie.

Radhika Merchant and Shloka Ambani decked up in diamonds.

Shloka went all out with diamonds – a choker, a long necklace and earrings, a diamond maang tika, baju band, and a heart-shaped diamond choker for the sangeet ceremony.

Isha Ambani 

Isha Ambani never shies away from re-wearing her favourite collections. Anaita Shroff Adajania styled 10 looks for Isha.

In her first look, she wore The Korean designer Miss Sohee Park a blush-coloured gown with Viren Bhagat diamond & pearl jewels along with two diamond cuffs.

For the Rihanna concert, she looked gorgeous in a Louis Vuitton dress accessorised with yellow diamond and gold bangles with a massive solitaire enveloped in gold for the neck.

For Mela Rouge, she pulled off customised red celestial lehenga with a set of bright emeralds necklace, a pair of earrings, and a ring designed by Glenn Spiro along with her mother’s emerald bracelet to create a dramatic effect and a heart shaped solitaire layered necklace for the jazzy night look.

Her open shacket and shorts set was paired with playful jewellery layered together from Hanut Singh, Tara Fine Jewellery and Tallin Jewels.

Isha Ambani in the bejewelled blouse © Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla/ Instagram

As soon as video shared by the well-known designers, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, went viral on Instagram, tells that this bejewelled blouse, which had jewellery motifs from Isha’s “personal collection” and heirloom pieces sewn onto it. She wore her wedding diamond jewellery by Viren Bhagat.

The Ambani Boys

Groom-to-be Anant, brother Akash and Father Mukesh Ambani in support of Vantara, a sanctuary of hope and innovation for animal care, wore the famous Cartier Panther brooches made of white gold, sapphires, emeralds, onyx, and diamonds.

Anant’s 18-karat white gold brooch was set with 51 sapphires, 2 emeralds, an onyx and 604 brilliant-cut diamonds with his traditional outfit, gold embossed buttoned-down jacket, which became the talk of the town.

Anant’s remarkable watch collection was the talk of the town. Amidst the festivities, guests couldn’t help but admire the carefully selected watches adorning Anant’s wrist, including the captivating Richard Mille RMS-10 Tourbillon Koi Fish timepiece worth 18 crore that caught the eye of notable guests like Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan.

All the looks were styled by Shaleena Nathani.

Bollywood Stars

The Iconic Kareena Kapoor Khan was one of the best dressed guests at the event where she adorned brilliantly cut cascading diamond earrings in Manish Malhotra black and gold sequined saree. She wore her timeless regal wedding reception jewellery from 2012 with The Imran coat from the Ritu Kumar Couture ‘23 collection for Hastakshra ceremony of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant. She also spotted in Russian emeralds earrings with diamond choker wearing Tarun Tahiliani blush pink saree.

Kapoor Khan wore a her gold timeless regal wedding reception jewellery from 2012.

Sonam Kapoor wore a traditional Ladakhi attire from Namza Couture and brought her A-game with a seven-layered diamond and emerald neckpiece, chandelier earrings and a pearl choker to top it all off over her silver & white pairing from Rosa Amoris. She also wore jadau jewels paired with pair of pajebs from her mother Sunita Kapoor and mother-in-law Priya Abuja’s closets to showcase the rich culture of Silk Route.

Sonam Kapoor chose Rosa Amoris jewels for the event.

Natasha Poonawalla fanned out a diamond ear cuff set in white gold. Interestingly, her other ear featured only a solitaire and the mismatch worked beautifully for the look. Not to be missed was Natasha’s diamond embellished, spiky, contemporary hathphool.

Mira Kapoor made a statement with geometric earrings with delicate, dangly diamonds that shimmered with every movement from Amaris by Prerna Rajpal.

Deepika Padukone was seen in polki earrings, set in gold, and featuring pearl embellishments paired with Sabyasachi and Cartier styled by Shaleena Nathani.Alia Bhatt was found wearing Midnight Sapphire Cascade Earrings by Anabela Chan and a piece with pearls and uncut diamonds from Birdhichand. She was also gleaming in gold handcrafted earrings, mang tika diamonds and pearls in 18 karats from Shachee Fine Jewellery.

Karisma Kapoor, wearing an ivory ensemble, paired it with a beautiful traditional Indian headpiece known as the matha patti. The headpiece featured rows of pearls and diamonds and matched just perfectly with the star’s earrings and bangles.

Karisma Kapoor chose to don jewellery studded with uncut diamonds and pearls.

Bollywood royalty Shah Rukh Khan was spotted in diamonds and Jadau layered necklaces where a sequined cocktail saree is incomplete without dazzling white natural diamonds for Janhvi Kapoor.

The daughter of former US president Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump pulled off her Indian attire elegantly in Manish Malhotra’s white lehenga, decked up with a diamond and emerald set.

Genelia Deshmukh spotted in coral and emerald necklace by Naryan Jewellers, where Katrina Kaif wore an ivory Sabyasachi lehenga and paired with Sabyasachi jewellery.

Katrina Kaif chose Sabyasachi’s lehenga and jewellery.

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