Heart Evangelista is known for her love of jewelry.
A quick scan of her Instagram page shows that the GMA-7 artist never fails to add sparkle to her OOTDs.
Since Heart loves designer brands, one might expect that the Kapuso talent only wears real and expensive jewelry.
But one might be surprised to know that she does have fake jewelry in her collection.
"I'm not maarte sa ganoon," the Royal Gem endorser tells PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the press at the launch of the brand's latest collaboration with the actress-host on September 17.
"When I travel, I usually bring all my fake jewelry. Actually, that's my biggest secret!
"Sometimes they are look-alikes of what I already have, except some stuff. Of course, I mix. I sometimes bring fake because I'm afraid to travel with real, especially since I like to change up when I'm in Fashion Week. I change my jewelry a lot.
"I love fake stuff too na jewelry... I'm lucky I don't get itchy because some people get itchy."
For Heart, jewelry is a very personal accessory and one should look beyond the price when buying jewelry.
She relates, "I think it’s just all about ‘if it looks good, why not?’ You don't have to get big diamonds.
"It's really all about what connects with you, what you would wear every day. Something you feel that would blend with yourself.
"So whether it's expensive or not, it's just how you wear it and how it makes you feel."
Mindful of its value, Heart only purchases jewelry that will last her a lifetime.
"If it's really expensive and I know it's not a good investment, I don't naman buy. If it's for something that you know you'll use when you’re old, I'll put money for that. I'll save up for it."