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1 million euro diamond bustier unveiled in Mumbai

Last updated on: March 26, 2010 21:00 IST

1 million euro diamond bustier unveiled in Mumbai

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Diamond giant ORRA unveiled a dazzling diamond bustier worth 1 million euros, the first of its kind, in Mumbai on March 25. Also on display was a range of other sparkling jewels and designer ensembles by designer Anamika Khanna -- models dazzled on the runway as part of the event, intended to promote Belgo-Indian trade. Take a look.

Model Anjali Lavanya had the honour of modelling the bustier, which is has been entirely created by hand and is studded with Belgian diamonds.


Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
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Indian influence

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Intended as a Western concept that draws on traditional Indian motifs, the stunning jewelled piece was set off to perfection by a royal gold lehenga. And to ensure that it did turn out to be just perfect, a team of designers and craftsmen worked on it for almost six months.



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Adding on sparkle

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Khanna's designs perfectly complimented the gems on display -- seen here is Amrit Maghera in a red drape, set off by a pair of diamond danglers.



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Western touch

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Not all of the garments, however, were ethnic -- take this quirky but cute little number modelled by Tapur Chatterjee, for instance.



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Heavy on the ice

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Tapur was followed by her twin sister Tupur in a ravishing red carpet special, topped off with plenty of ice -- necklace, earrings and an eye-catching wrist cuff.



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Bridal couture

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Stunning velour makes its presence felt by way of this bridal outfit, complimented by a thick choker and earrings in the style of tassels.



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Emerald touch

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Moni Dutta poses demurely in a sheer peach and yellow sari, a breathtaking emerald drop set adorning her neck. And don't miss those thick studded bangles!



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Plush pearls

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Up next are two rows of cascading pearls, set off once more by rich green gems and a silver-gold wispy drape.



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Crimson striker

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Another distinctly Indian neckpiece goes well with this beautiful sari, showing off slivers of silver against a rosy background.



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Keeping it understated

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It's not always the heavy sparklers that draw attention -- make a simple but striking statement in tastefully selected jewellery against a neutral number like this beige lehenga and chocolate choli.



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Twice as nice

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Two of Khanna's most gorgeous ensembles take to the runway in a haze of crimson, with ornate Indian jewellery that simply steals the show.



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Final line-up

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All the lovely ladies line up at the finale, flanking Lavanya in the much-acclaimed bustier -- time to bring out the sunglasses, what with so much sparkle 'n' shine!



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