The Natural Diamond Council has hosted what is labelled a first-of-its-kind virtual diamond festival.

The two-day event, in partnership with Vogue India, celebrated diamonds and the industry surrounding them with a series of talks.

It covered everything from diamond trends to the shift in retail with the rise of purchasing diamonds online.

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Top of the bill was Lucia Silvestri, jewellery creative director at Bulgari, who discussed what makes the modern heirloom relevant to the past, present and future.

“It was a great opportunity to unveil several facets of everlasting diamonds across various themes,” said Richa Singh, India and Middle East managing director of the Natural Diamond Council.

“Through these masterclasses, eminent global experts shared their views on conscious luxury and how natural diamonds perfectly blend royalty with craftsmanship to mark important milestones in our lives.

“This festival reminded everyone to capture their fond memories with diamonds that will eventually become a part of family heirlooms for generations to come.”

The festival was designed to educate members of the diamond and jewellery industries as well as avid diamond wearers, and the full event can be viewed on the Natural Diamond Council’s website.