A few months ago, one of my jewellery-designer friends gifted me turquoise stone earrings in a simple design. I am very fond of them and they’re probably my favourite single piece of jewellery. I feel very close to them and have kept the pair safely in my cupboard. I’m either wearing them or looking at them.
The oldest piece of jewellery that I own is an emerald stone ring. It is very beautiful and precious. My mother has not given me any jewellery so far but I am anticipating that she will give me some on my wedding day. I have a huge collection of junk jewellery which I use often. I like to wear designer Pavan Anand’s creations — his designs really match my taste. I am not into gold jewellery or precious stones much because I tend to lose them.
When it comes to styling, wearing a lot of jewellery simultaneously never goes well with my style. I don’t aim to be a Christmas tree! I have always preferred wearing single pieces of jewellery with a dress – such as an attractive bracelet or necklace on separate occasions.
When it comes to jewellery fantasies, I remember a scene from the film Titanic when the hero creates a portrait of the heroine — Kate Winslet — wearing only a necklace and nothing else. This has always caught my attention and if I see something like that, I will definitely own it one day.
People often say buying gold jewellery is an investment but I don’t see it like that. Mainly because the moment you come out of a shop, the piece becomes a second-hand piece and the resale value also decreases. I would rather buy a gold coin or gold biscuit as an investment. Right now I have a huge collection of jewellery that I mix-and-match according to my dressing style.
Shama Sikander is an actress