New York State Of Mind
The PEAK Singapore|May 2020
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New York State Of Mind
Shanya Amarasuriya is drawing on her transformative years in the Big Apple to make her mark in the family’s luxury jewellery business.
Karen Tee

What kind of engagement ring would one procure to propose to the fifth-generation scion of a luxury jewellery company? That was the challenge for 29-year-old Shanya Amarasuriya’s fiance, she says with a laugh. Needless to say, the creative director of Singapore-based BP de Silva Jewellers dropped many hints.

By the time he made a secret appointment with her father, Sunil, to ask for her hand in marriage and to engage the company’s artisans to create a bespoke ring, he had a good idea of her preferences.

“I told him I like Art Deco-style jewellery and baguette-cut diamonds,” she says in a video interview, bringing her hand closer to offer a look at her geometrically shaped bling featuring one large diamond surrounded by many smaller ones. “I didn’t want anything too ostentatious and it had to symbolically represent the woman I want to be.”

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