Aditi Rao Hydari keeps it minimal

Apr 05, 2013, 00:13 IST | Gauri Pradhan

The elegant Aditi Rao Hydari, whose known for her flawless and beautiful skin, recently launched a platinum jewellery line.

Aditi finds platinum jewellery “very delicate and pretty” and tells CS about how she uses jewellery and her idea of showing love:

Aditi Rao Hydari
Who: Aditi Rao Hydari
What: On the kind of jewellery she likes
PIC/ Santosh Nagwekar

Wearing the right thing
Jewellery defines the look that you are going for, whether it’s graceful and elegant or fun and young and cute. Jewellery finishes an outfit. But you must always pick the right thing for the right occasion. And platinum somehow manages to look good on all occasions. It is a very precious and rare metal, because of which it has an eternal quality. You can wear it with anything, and everyday. You can wear it on casual as well as red carpet dresses and still look graceful.

From my ancestral closet
I have been a very lucky kid and got to wear a lot of jewellery from my grandmother’s closet. My grandfather gave me my first piece of jewellery when I turned 13. It was an antique piece that belonged to his mother, my great grandmother. He had it redone and gave it to me because my neck is very tiny. I still wear that.

My style mantra
I wear very little jewellery on a day-to-day basis, but I usually wear a pair of solitaires and my watch. I am a petite person, but I do wear chunky watches in spite of that. My jewellery depends on what I am wearing. My styling depends on how comfortable I am, and what I think goes with the dress. So, I am not picky about chunky or delicate jewellery in particular. I just don’t like overdoing things. And platinum is a great way to keep it minimal. I like one thing to stand out.

Express it well
I don’t think gifts are the only and best way to show love. There are many more, better ways to express what you feel. Care, sensitivity, being there for the person you love, patience, giving a person time, knowing when the person needs you or is upset are the things that help show love. But of course, I love getting gifts. I am very much a girly person. As a kid, I used to get lots of presents. My mothers still thinks I am five years old and packs baskets full of little things that I like. Even when she comes to Mumbai, I always get a bag full of wrapped presents. But presents are not the measure of love. It’s about being aware of the particular person and his or her needs at a particular point of time.

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