Updated June 11th, 2024 at 20:40 IST

Rihanna's Desi Glam: Manish Malhotra Choker Meets Sabyasachi Necklace

It was a moment to highlight for Indian designers Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Manish Malhotra as singer-songwriter Rihanna wore neck-pieces designed by both.

Rihanna file photo | Image:IANS

It was a moment to highlight for Indian designers Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Manish Malhotra as singer-songwriter Rihanna wore neck-pieces designed by both of them at a fashion event for her brand Fenty Hair in Los Angeles. The global icon is keeping herself busy with promotional ventures for her haircare line labelled Fenty Hair, meanwhile, she manages to adorn headline worthy ensembles with striking jewelry such as this designer ruby choker created from 18k gold and custom-cut rubies encrusted in diamonds exuding Indian craftsmanship and artistry.

Rihanna flaunts Indian designs

A whiff of controversy filled the air as Manish concealed Sabyasachi’s design by cropping out his long necklace from the picture as he used only his choker necklace in the image, giving the impression that Rihanna exclusively wore his design. However, Sabyasachi’s brand used the entire picture of Rihanna showing both his and Manish’s designs. Many Netizens slammed Manish for unfairly hogging the entire credit.

The Love The Way You Lie hitmaker donned an oversized zipper jacket, skirt, and camisole in the shade of ruby. She accessorised her look with a three-drop rubellite necklace from Sabyasachi and a choker necklace by Manish Malhotra. While Sabyasachi’s necklace was made with tourmaline crystals with brilliant cut diamonds, Manish’s design was crafted in 18K gold and custom-cut rubies encrusted in diamonds.

Image credit: Fenty Hair

Riri's love for Indian jewellery

Rihanna aka @badgalriri had been seen flaunting Indian-inspired jewels when she showed up at Anant Ambani, and Radhika Merchant's pre-wedding celebrations wearing diamond polki jewellery set from the House of Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas and Swadesh. The iconic signers outfit for the wedding was equally appreciated by netizens, which saw her looking remarkable in a lace dress lace dress by The Attico. On the other hand, RiRi's zari-embroidered pink coat was courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana that she wore for the concert that took inspo by Indian embroidery and old-school design patterns.


The Bollywood's in-house designer Maish Malhotra, who's been credited with creating memorable creations for B-town biggies, and continues to applauded for his 2023 launched jewelry line that crafted a diamond and emerald suite for the actor-duo Siddharth Malhotra, and Kiara Advani's wedding has caught the attention of Hollywood celebs too.


Recently, Malhotra's designs were also worn by Halsey, and Jennifer Lopez, which translates to acceptance of the Mumbai-based designer's jewelry line on neckline of global celebrities.

Earlier, Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) came out in a stunning avatar showcasing an ILENA Necklace set, featuring special cut 165 ct emeralds and an array of trillion-cut diamonds, exuding Indian craftsmanship and artistry, credited to Manish Malhotra. 

(With IANS Inputs)


Published June 11th, 2024 at 20:40 IST