Deepika Padukone dazzles in diamonds in her latest photo shoot

Diamonds are indeed a girl's best friend. Sapphires and emeralds too

Deepika Padukone's big Hollywood debut xXx: Return of Xander Cage opened to a roaring response and one Teen Choice Awards nomination, and the West is far from done with the dimpled star. Livening up a slow weekday, Deepika took over the cover of an international magazine on Jewellery.

Her weapon of choice? Diamonds. Big, small, pear-shaped, rose-cut; Deepika picked them all and threw in her patented hundred-watt smile in the outtakes.

The Bajirao Mastani star has, in the past, beaten her contemporaries to the punch and booked a berth on the magazine's exclusive list of Hollywood's Next Generation stars. And from what we've seen so far, it seems to be a glittering way indeed.

Deepika Padukone does Cannes 

It's a good year to be Deepika Padukone. The actress returned to fashion's most-touted red carpet at Cannes Film Festival this year and flawlessly delivered one hit after another.

Deepika channels her inner goddess: