I’ve been told to wear diamonds by an angel card reader I trust, because they are rich stones and symbolise success.
My favourite piece of diamond jewellery is a pair of danglers. These earrings are about 4 inches in diameter done in Mughlai style and consist of two ovals, one within the other. Set in gold are the uncut diamonds that add sparkle to this piece.
In gold, I’m most fond of the first bracelet mom and dad ever gave me when I was 13 years old. It’s a chunky piece and occupies pride of place in my jewellery box. Yet if there’s a piece of jewellery I’m wearing all the time then it’s a pair of balis that I own.
My son Zephan, when he was two years old, threw three of my beautiful rings out of the window. It was the worst day of my life! We recovered my wedding band but not the other two pieces.
As a consolation I went and bought myself a diamond ring shortly afterwards which I wear pretty often.
One of my most precious sets of jewellery is an Indo-Western necklace with matching earrings that my mom gave me on my wedding day. She gave it to me because I coveted it when I saw her wearing it. It’s made in heavy gold and is the stuff of little-girl dreams. I also have an antique silver necklace that my dad gave my mom when they were romancing in college, the most sentimental piece of jewellery that I own.
-- As told to Ashish Virmani