Jewellery is an extension of our personality – even sometimes a reflection of how we are feeling on a particular day. Do we want to shine that day or are we happy to twinkle in the shadows? There is some amazing jewellery in Singapore; here are some fab jewellery companies, as well as a few words from happy customers!
Amazing gems and jewels
PC Ng is director of a private bank, an entrepreneur (@perfectlyflawed23) and also a big fan of Singapore jewellery house, MADLY Gems.
“In 2016, I was searching on Instagram for a jewellery company with good-quality semi-precious stones and I saw this amazing purple spinel on the MADLY Gems page. So I went in and met Maddy and the team, and they were just great to work with. In the end, I didn’t get the spinel, but rather a morganite in a beautiful simple setting. I now have eight rings from them!
I organised one of these rings as a present for my 40th, and since it was the same day as our 10th wedding anniversary, my husband had secretly arranged to have a pair of earrings made to match it. When I went to collect the ring, my lovely surprise was there for me to collect too!
The gemstone selection process and design customisation requires patience and dedication, but I love working with Maddy. It always involves laughter, and when it comes to workmanship, she and the team really are a notch above the rest.”
Bold statement jewellery
“I’ve been a fashion, portrait and family photographer (@sabrinasikora) since 2003, and a model since 1999. I like to wear big and bold jewellery – and lots of it! I’m 184cm, so I always joke that if I wear small jewellery you can’t even find it on me.
Being an expat, I’m always meeting new people and on the hunt for new friends; people are always on the move in Singapore. Jewellery has proven to be a great conversation starter. Wearing a statement piece attracts comments, so it’s a great way to break the ice as I find that sometimes my towering height can be intimidating. When I got to know Lustre Jewellery, I was hooked!
As a model, I’ve worn a lot of jewellery, from high street to high end. Anaita Thakkar’s brand was like a breath of fresh air. The pieces are made of natural stones that are not only beautifully cut but also intricately designed; she has an obvious passion for her work. I love that she has a mix of standout pieces and effortless accessories made to be stacked and layered as you wish.
Lustre is perfect for gifting as the designs are lovely and the quality is high, but the price still remains attractive. I can buy from her stunning studio or online, and she ships worldwide; that means my friends back home can enjoy the range too.
As for my favourites, I have a few single- and double-line cuffs and I like to layer them. Another show-stopper is a massive malachite pendant set on a silver dholki bead strand. Malachite is a great stone to wear for air travel, which I do a lot. Recently I’ve also picked up the new Solitude layering necklaces that come in a set of four. There are so many gorgeous treasures available and there’s always something to love at Lustre.”
– Sabrina Sikora, American
“I remember seeing a friend’s engagement ring and saying immediately ‘where is this from?!’; that’s how I came across my favourite jeweller, Aarti Sonawala from Artnash.
I love jewellery and how each piece can tell a story. My preference is to spend on diamond or precious stone jewels set in 18K gold, so I’m able to pass them down to my children. I don’t really own costume jewellery and I like to own pieces that I treasure.
I knew straight away I wanted a personalised necklace of my daughter’s name so that I can then pass it on to her when she’s old enough – and I haven’t taken it off since the day I received it. It’s a beautiful gold necklace with ‘Theadora’ in diamonds. I’ve never had so many compliments on one piece of jewellery before and can’t wait to get one for my son who is coming into this world this year!”
– Brie Benfell
email@example.com | Instagram: @artnashsg
With the regionally-inspired jewellery of Forbidden Hill, your Valentines’ Day gift will be treasured for years to come. The brand’s unique collections blend contemporary design with motifs drawn from Southeast Asian cultures, making them meaningful keepsakes as well as gorgeous adornments; they also come packaged in elegant gift boxes! Show your thoughtfulness by customising the Hue or Kawung Silk Bangle with her favourite colours. With a choice of 20 different shades in pure Thai silk, you’re sure to find the right one. Or style him up in the Melaka or Ban Zu Cufflinks. Beautifully-crafted in sterling silver and inspired by historical port cities in the region, they make great conversation starters.
6909 5160 | forbiddenhill.com
Bespoke diamonds to help you sparkle!
Say it with bespoke diamonds this Valentine’s Day! No matter who you are, when it comes to loved ones, we want to give them something extra special. A unique piece of personalised bespoke fine jewellery is ideal – even better if it includes spectacular diamonds. The Jewel Box, a family-owned private fine jewellery atelier, has been creating extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, heirloom-quality jewellery pieces for over 30 years. “As a jeweller, I say that jewellery should be worn,” says Vinod More, the founder of The Jewel Box. “Fine jewellery and gemstones don’t only belong in a vault. They should be enjoyed.”
Every piece is handmade by their master craftsmen using only the most precious metals and finest quality stones.
#05-04 International Building, 360 Orchard Road
6733 4100 | thejewelbox.com
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