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There are not many who can tame drama effortlessly on the red carpet, but for Huma Qureshi opting for daring outfits is second nature. Looking at her style trajectory, there are hardly any moments where perfection has been amiss. Whether it is slipping into Balmain jumpsuits, owning the Cannes red carpet in a belted Nikhil Thampi pantsuit or keeping it real in an Anita Dongre ensemble, there is hardly anything Huma can’t carry.

Just like her style, versatility also filters down in her filmography. She is already making headlines being a part of Deepa Mehta’s Netflix series, Leila and got her share of international fame playing Aalia in Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House. 

We caught up with Qureshi at the Forevermark at Waman Hari Pethe Jewellers launch in Mumbai. “I am truly honoured to be present at the launch of Forevermark at Waman Hari Pethe Jewellers. A Forevermark diamond is something that will be passed down from one generation to the next and will stand the test of time. With the unique identification number on the table of each Forevermark diamond, you know that the diamond is truly and uniquely yours. I feel privileged to wear this stunning jewellery piece by Forevermark.” says Qureshi.

She spoke to Lifestyle Asia on her love for jewels and more.

Huma Qureshi at the launch of Forevermarkat-Waman Hari Pethe Jewellers. Image: Courtesy Forevermark
Huma Qureshi at the launch of Forevermarkat-Waman Hari Pethe Jewellers. Image: Courtesy Forevermark
What does jewellery signify to you? 

Jewellery signifies a lot of things for me. It is an expression and an extension of one’s personality.

Tell us about your first memories of jewellery?

As for my earliest memories of jewellery, and great ones too, are that while I was growing up I always saw my parents invest in jewellery, especially for special occasions, whether it would be for a birthday or a small accomplishment.

In fact, a special memory for me is my father buying me a pair of diamond earrings which were tiny solitaires, as a reward for when I excelled in my exams. They are extremely special and I truly treasure them.

Your favourite piece from Forevermarks collection?

This stunning white and rose gold ring that I am wearing today crafted with beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced Forevermark diamonds. The knowledge of the fact that Forevermark diamonds undergo a journey of rigorous selection and bear a unique inscription, amplifies this piece of jewellery and all their jewellery collections as well.

 

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Tell us about a timeless piece of jewellery you own

The solitaire earrings I mentioned earlier, that were gifted to me by my father, which I cherish with all my heart and have kept them with me till date. They truly are timeless for me.

What does your closet say about you?

Currently, it is colour-coded. I am also doing the Marie Kondo, which is the art of minimalism that helps you de-clutter or rather tidy up your life. I am just starting to practice this in my daily life, where I am trying to hold onto only those things that I really love. One of the joys of being an Actor is that we often receive gifts and I love to hoard onto them, but one of the decisions that I have made as a part of Marie-Kondo is to start passing these on to people who might be in the need of it, rather than keeping it for just myself.

Anupam Dabral
Sr. Associate Editor
It was while studying fashion journalism at London College of Fashion that Anupam developed a keen interest in the anthropological aspect of the discipline; for him, fashion only makes sense when seen in the context of its environment. He is always on the hunt for great stories, and in his spare time binge-watches films/shows starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.