Almost every woman
is found of beautiful and precious gemstones. These days,
the trend is toward buying colourful gemstones that match
your outfit. Some of Yangon's biggest celebrities and high
profile people shared with Myanmar Times' Moe Moe Oo and Zo
Puii their ideas and opinions about jewellery.
• Vocalist Alex
my eyes, a woman looks more gorgeous with diamonds. For
men, jewelry is not important at all.
I bought a diamond ring for my wife when we were lovers.
After marriage, I bought diamond earrings, necklace and
locket for her. If possible, I want her to wear only diamond
and not gold or silver.
I have my eyebrows pierced just for fashion but I never buy
precious gemstones to wear. I just buy fancy accessories.
I don't like jewelry at all. I don't wear hand chains. I
won't take jewelry even if I come across it on the road. i
don't have any feeling for jewelry.
• Vocalist Moh Moh
used to like petite jewellery but now I prefer bigger
styles. ' I usually wear a small bracelet made from
diamonds.' My favourite colour is black so it matches
I don't collect jewellery. I just borrow it from my mother
and wear it if I want. I buy jewellery only if I really like
I think girls did not pay as much attention to fashion in
the past. Today, they take care of their beauty from head to
toe. Perhaps they are imitating the style of foreign girls.
I think wearing jewellery is a fashion statment and a status
Some people wear jewellery on important occasions even if
they don't like it. Jewllery can raise the standard of a
• Vocalist L Lun War
Always wear two rings made of 925 silver on my fingers - a
cross on the right hand and a snake on the left. I don't
care much about necklaces and bracelets - i just like rings.
Some singers, especially hip-hoppers and rappers, wear
expensive jewellery, but I'm not that crazy aobut jewellery.
' My favourites are 925 silver and platinum.'
I wear a gold chain with a cross locket, I never take it
off even when I sleep. This is not only my lucky charm but
also the very first thing I bought with my own pocket money.
I often receive valuable gifts from my fans, including
chains and rings, but I never wear them, just save them
carefully as memories of my fans. I don't think it's
attractive when girls wear huge ornaments made of precious
stones. I like simple styles, like a thin chain with small
stone attached. I enjoy buying jewellery for my friends.
Once, I bought a platinum necklace for my friend's brithday.
• Singer Phyu Phyu Kyaw
favourite gem is diamond. I rarely like jewellery
decorated with other gemstones. I don't mean that I like any
jewellery made of diamonds, but most jewellery that attracts
me feature diamonds
Even though I like platinum, it doesn't look good on me. I
think drop earrings made of gold and diamonds suit me best.
I must say I'm a little stubborn when it comes to jewellery.
no matter how expensive it is, I don't like the design.
I don't see wearing jewellery as a symbol of status.
Personally, I feel that wearing jewellery is more about
fashion - some like wearing it, some don't.
I have never been given jewellery by frineds, but some of my
fans have given me gold or silver rings.
• Hip-hop singer Ye Lay
don't wear any wristbands or rings. ' I just wear a
platinum chain.' When I sing hip-hop style chains made
of silver or steel.
My favourite gem is the sapphire. It is not as beautiful as
a ruby and not as expensive as diamond. It is middle class
in price and beauty.
I have never bought any jewellery for people. I wanted to
buy some for my ex-girfriends on our anniversaries but I
couldn't afford much. Now, I can afford it but I don't have
I want to buy a platinum and diamond band for someone in the
future. It would be the engagement ring for someone I adore
I think girls look elegant when they wear diamond jewellery
in simple designs.
• Actress Nan Su Yadi Soe
always wear diamond rings and drop earrings because
diamonds are my favourite gemstones. I also like
jewellery decorated with diamonds and rubies.
When I go to big ceremonies, I love wearing a chain
necklace. I prefer platinum to gold because my favourite
colour is white. Platinum matches most other outfits, too.
As I see it, people are wearing more platinum and white gold
with gemstones than gold with gemstones. When we wear
platinum or white gold with gemstones, we look more
up-to-date and fashionable.
When we go to casual parties, it's okay to wear fancy
costume jewellery. I think women look gorgeous wearing
jewellery. When I'm old, I may wear bigger pieces to look