Juhi Chawla at the Launch Of Shaina NC'S Glittering Jewelry Collection for Gehna Jewels

Ridhima Sinha , 16 Jan 2012
Juhi Chawla & Shaina NC
Juhi Chawla & Shaina NC

Last Saturday was full of surprises (good and bad) and before I start whining about all the things that went wrong on that day, let’s start with the sweeter things I discovered. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Shaina NC, a well-known fashion designer and politician, was launching her first jewelry collection!

Deanne Pandey, Alvira Agnihotri & Sangeeta Bijlani
Deanne Pandey, Alvira Agnihotri & Sangeeta Bijlani
Lucky Morani
Lucky Morani

Kiran Datwani and Sunil Datwani of Gehna Jewellers, hosted a sushi and champagne soiree to celebrate the signature line, Shaina NC for Gehna, that will now be available at their Turner Road store.

Rhea Pillai
Rhea Pillai
Poonam Dhillon
Poonam Dhillon

The amalgamation of Gehna’s promise of quality with Shaina’s passion for Indian culture has resulted in a beautifully classic but contemporary range of jewelry. I love how Shaina’s traditional Indian jewelry pays tribute to the Indian woman who still has a deep rooted value system.

Shaina NC
Shaina NC
Shweta & Manav Gohil
Shweta & Manav Gohil

Her collection of diamonds and uncuts was bold and glamorous, completely drool-worthy. I can’t get over how awesome Shaina’s earrings (obviously from her own collection) were and how chic-ly they teamed up with a sari.

Salma Khan
Salman Khan's mom holding Sangeeta Bijlani's hand

I spotted Salman Khan‘s mom, Salma Khan enjoying her little shopping trip, with Alvira Agnihotri and Deanne Pandey by her side. But what really surprised me was how well she got along with Salman’s ex, Sangeeta Bijlani, who was also at the event. She did look like a major sweetheart so I guess all of Salman’s exes probably still get along with her like a house on fire.

Madhoo Shah
Madhoo Shah
Juhi Chawla
Juhi Chawla

But the highlight of the evening for me was my little chat with Juhi Chawla. She’s been an idol to me for the longest time, and I actually got to tell her about the birthday tribute post I did on her for MissMalini, after which, she gave me the loveliest byte about her love for jewelry. I SO want to bump into her again.

Rakhi Vijan
Rakhi Vijan
Amrita Raichand
Amrita Raichand
Anu Dewan
Anu Dewan
Sharmilla Khan
Sharmilla Khanna
Kunika Singh With Simi Chandok
Kunika Singh With Simi Chandok
Yasmin Morani
Yasmin Morani

Adding Glitter To Shaina NC For GEHNA Were: Madhoo Shah, Anu Deewan, Alvira Agnihotri, Rhea Pillai, Grace Pinto, Poonam Dhillon, Salma Khan, Sangeeta Bijlani, Deanne Pandey,  Sunil & Tanuja Padwal, Farah Khan Ali, Zarine Khan,  Nanik Rupani, Munisha Khatwani, Shilpa Saklani, Shweta & Manav Gohil,Lina Ashar, Jaya Raheja, Sumati Raheja, Shweta Kawatra, Manav Gohil, Simi Chandoke, Rashmi Uday Singh, Lucky Morani, Yasmin Morani, Sharmilla Khanna, Kintu Bajaj, Tanaz Doshi, Rakhi Vijan, Babita Malkani, Kunika Singh, Rouble Nagi, Bhairavi Jaikishan, Raelle Padamsee, Leena Mogre, Dr Purnima Mhatre, Amrita Raichand & Umesh Jivnani.

Shilpa Saklani
Shilpa Saklani

Babita Malkani

Babita Malkani
Bhairavi Jaikishen
Bhairavi Jaikishen
Jaya Raheja
Jaya Raheja
Grace Pinto
Grace Pinto
Kintu Bajaj
Kintu Bajaj
Munisha Khatwani
Munisha Khatwani
Tanaaz Doshi
Tanaaz Doshi
Suneel & Tanuja Padwal
Suneel & Tanuja Padwal
Sunil Datwani, Juhi Chawla, Shaina NC & Kiran Datwani
Sunil Datwani, Juhi Chawla, Shaina NC & Kiran Datwani

And then came the awful part, my car wouldn’t start and I was literally stuck outside the store for hours before the service centre guys got there! Well, on the bright side, I did end up making a lot of friends and discovering what a total angel Kiran Datwani (the host) really is. All this talk of her super successful debut in jewelry makes me wonder what’s next for the multi-talented Shaina NC?

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