Take a Look Inside Beautiful Jewellery Collections of Three Accessory Enthusiasts

From Gucci rings to family heirloom pieces, three accessory enthusiasts, with an eye for eclectic pieces, share their most-coveted jewels with Cosmo

Right accessory is the key to a perfect look. Add a number of timeless pieces and modern designs in your collection and you are good to go. But with many different trends coming and going, it can get a bit confusing when you are trying to add new pieces to your collection. Here we spoke to three jewellery enthusiasts who walk us through their prized possessions and give us the inspiration that we need.

Ishita Mangal
, Creative Director, QUO

Ishita Mangal
, Creative Director, QUO “My jewellery box features a mix of heirloom and modern pieces—I love mixing the old with the new, as it is refreshing and works as a great conversation starter, too. I gravitate towards bold pieces with unique patterns. In this photograph, I am wearing an Afghani silver choker—it is one of the first Afghani pieces I purchased. I love how versatile this necklace is, and I must have worn it over 50 times! I am fairly quick when it comes to making key shopping decisions, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think before buying. While selecting new jewels to take home, I am simultaneously thinking of the ways I could style them, the outfits I can pair them with, or if a piece can be layered or not... And only when an item checks all of these boxes, does it make its way to my closet. I have built a basic jewellery wardrobe, and I am happy with the collection I have. The jewels you see in the flatlay are a mix of my mom’s old pieces that have now found a new home in my bijoux box, plus a few of my recent acquisitions. The one evergreen piece on my wishlist is my nani’s [maternal grandmother] jadau necklace and ring, which she wants to gift me at my wedding. I love it so much that it is one of the main reasons I want to get married!”

Radhika Seth
, Actor

Radhika Seth
, Actor “My accessory style is chic and creative, and I love collecting chunky gold jewellery that pairs well with most outfits. Out of all the pieces I have, if I had to pick my favourite, it would be the gold necklace that says ‘R.Seth’, because it is the first piece of precious jewellery I ever bought for myself...and, of course, also because ‘R Seth’ is a family name since my parents’ names also start with the letter R. Longevity and timelessness are the two key factors I take into account when buying jewellery. In this photograph, I am wearing my favourite layered necklace with golden hoops...these are my go-to pieces to add a stylish touch to an everyday outfit. Also, the signature Tory Burch bracelet is a classic piece that never disappoints. The flatlay is a snapshot of my jewellery box, mainly featuring my hoops collection that I have curated over the years. The one thing on my wishlist right now is the Cartier love band—I want at least five of those!”

Roohi Oomerbhoy Jaikishan, Executive Director, RR Oomerbhoy Pvt Ltd

Roohi Oomerbhoy Jaikishan, Executive Director, RR Oomerbhoy Pvt Ltd “My style is feminine, and I love collecting faux pieces as much as real jewellery. This photograph features a lot of my favourite jewels, starting with Gucci’s Hortus Deliciarum Ring with the lion head used in such a beautiful, precious way. All the pieces from this collection feature Gucci’s key lion motif, signifying courage, power, wisdom, and nobility. The Bvlgari ring is another magnificent piece that draws its inspiration from the past—the Colosseum in the eternal city of Rome. The Victorian Cross Pearl earrings are a recent purchase from my friend Arundhati De-Seth. They remind me of something I had seen in a jewellery store in Istanbul...and look charmingly old-world. I always prefer quality over quantity... I am not an impulsive shopper when it comes to jewellery. A lot of the pieces I have are inherited from my mother’s and family’s collections. But I still have several items on my wishlist... Especially from the beautifully-curated collection at Objet d’Emotion by Valery Desmurs—it features jewellery designers like Nadia Ghazal, Alice Cicollini, and Silvia Furmanovich. But my favourite designers to shop from remain Tallin Jewels and Heeramaneck & Son. If I had to pick my most prized possession from the lot, it would be my mother’s wedding ring and a gold taveez-style pendant, which I wear on a chain.” Photograph: Ryan Martis