In Egypt we say “ooh la la” a lot, it’s something my mum often says, and that’s literally the reaction I get when I walk out wearing these earrings: people saying “ooh la la” with a big smile on their face. Calligraphy is a big part of Azza Fahmy jewellery and I love the way that Vicki also plays around with letters in these earrings. They are very cool.
Rose-cut diamond earrings
These [main image] were my 35th birthday gift from my family in India this summer. I wanted something that would match a lot of the pieces I already had. I rarely wear big statement jewellery – most of the time I’ll layer lots of smaller pieces together.
Most Indian jewellery has sapphires, rubies, emeralds and enamel, which is beautiful but that much colour can make it quite restrictive. These go with everything.
I have a fascination with rose-cut diamonds. They are absolutely beautiful and have a story of their own. Even though these are quite big diamonds – 1.1 carats – they aren’t overly flashy. I can get away with wearing them during the day, but equally I can dress them up at night.
Most people don’t even think they are diamonds because they’re more familiar with brilliant-cut stones. They are set to be a long-term favourite.