Lata Mangeshkar bought herself a diamond ring with her first paycheck

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Lata Mangeshkar died at the age of 92 on February 6. In an interview many years ago, the legendary singer shared her love for diamonds and how she bought herself a ring with her first paycheck. The ring had his initials ‘LM’.

Lata Mangeshkar has died aged 92.

Affectionately known as Didi and the Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar ruled over a million hearts. So the world was shaken by his death at the age of 92. The legendary singer breathed her last on Sunday, February 6. While she is known for her songs around the world, few people know about her love for diamonds. Lata Mangeshkar was absolutely enchanted by diamonds since her childhood. In an interview many years ago, the singer revealed that her family couldn’t afford them sooner.

WHEN LATA MANGESHKAR SAID HER FAMILY CANNOT AFFORD DIAMONDS

Talking about her love for diamonds, Lata Mangeshkar in an interview with The Telegraph said, “I loved diamonds since childhood. As a kid, my dad used to design jewelry. But we couldn’t afford them. He had a keen sense of jewelry and liked to wear gemstones. We children were also fascinated by jewelry. But until I became a professional singer, I refused to wear jewelry. I had decided to only wear diamonds. With my first income, I bought gold jewelry for my mother. For me, I got a diamond ring. It was a specially designed diamond and ruby ​​ring with the initials ” LM. “I still have that ring. It’s one of my most prized possessions.”

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WHEN LATA MANGESHKAR BECAME A JEWELRY DESIGNER

Putting her creative talents to the test in 2005, Lata Mangeshkar designed for an Indian diamond export company called Adora. A chance encounter with the company manager of the diamond jewelry brand Adora during a shopping spree at the store resulted in a connection. Each piece in the Lata Mangeshkar line, specially designed by the singer, bore her laser-printed signature. The collection was called Swaranjali and five pieces from this collection were auctioned off at Christie’s and fetched £105,000 (Rs 7.83,903). Being generous as she was, Lata donated the money for Kashmir earthquake relief in 2005.

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