Have you ever wanted to design your own custom jewellery in Singapore? Then check out these top jewellers who can turn your ideas into a personalised masterpiece! From one-of-a-kind engagement rings to meaningful family heirlooms or necklaces and earrings for Christmas, you can go to town choosing from an array of rare gemstones and diamonds to unique jade and pearls. Not to mention, getting a customised or personalised jewellery design means you’ll get just what you want!
Ready to turn your wildest dreams into wearable personalised jewellery? Let these bespoke jewellers spin some magic and bring your vision to life.
MADLY Bespoke Jeweller – gorgeous gems & custom jewellery in Singapore
Also known as MADLY, this Singapore jewellery design house carries a remarkable collection of coloured gemstones, ready to be transformed into jewellery of your dreams. Its Brand Experience Centre offers clients a rare behind-the-scenes immersive journey into bespoke jewellery creation straight from the source. From an interactive map of the world’s mining locations to a virtual gemcutting demonstration, you can witness gems in their rough form at the mines and watch how they’re slowly shaped and polished into the final gleaming gem.
After that, you can chat all about your style, the occasion and your vision for the piece with the team of designers. Then, watch as they put pen to paper and sketch out your personalised jewellery right before your eyes. Through this transparent approach, MADLY hopes that clients can better appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature – not to mention the hard work and artistry that goes behind unlocking each jewel’s potential!
August Bespoke – one-of-a-kind custom jewellery in Singapore
You can design your own custom jewellery right here in Singapore with this bespoke jeweller. Recently celebrating its fourth anniversary, August Bespoke has cemented itself as a favourite online-only boutique jeweller for custom engagement ring designs. The team, led by founder and head gem buyer Amanda Ang, understands how monumental this single piece of jewellery is. Hence the jeweller’s mantra: “Making memories last forever”.
Their monthly Masterclass educates clients on all things engagement rings, from essential questions to ask, to gemstone selection. Apart from natural and lab-grown diamonds, they specialise in unique gems like salt and pepper diamonds and bi-colour sapphires. They can be cut to clients’ specifications for a ring that stands out from the rest. The team collaborates closely with clients to understand their personal story and individuality, before bringing designs to life in their workshops in Chicago, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore. The process, from the first meeting to delivery, takes approximately three months.
That’s not all. August Bespoke’s tailored approach also extends to advice on proposal location, décor and photographers! This ensures you have not just the ring but the proposal of your dreams too!
Lustre Jewellery – characterful handcrafted jewellery designs
Homegrown jewellery brand Lustre has carved a niche for itself by specialising in gemstone jewellery pieces that brim with beauty and panache. Adding to that, each piece is meticulously handcrafted by artisans in ateliers around the world.
At the heart of Lustre’s creative journey is founder and designer Anaita Thakkar. With an innate flair for design and a commitment to quality, Anaita pours artistic ingenuity into every piece. Her designs, from bold cocktail rings to delicate stud earrings, reflect the multifaceted roles that the modern woman embodies. From the boardroom to casual gatherings, from formal events to leisurely moments, each piece of jewellery resonates with a woman’s dynamic and diverse persona. At the same time, the brand says it has a commitment to delivering quality without compromising on accessibility, by offering an affordable price point.
More Than Diamonds – sleek and versatile custom jewellery
More than Diamonds is a jeweller that will tell you that “Biggest is not the best”. Chris and Sara have been creating jewellery in their own style for the past decade. While they custom design according to each person’s ideas, many clients seek them out for their distinct minimal style, not often found in Singapore.
They source diamonds and gemstones to your requirements and can design anything, from engagement and wedding rings, to anniversary gifts or a well-deserved treat for yourself. Bring along pictures and describe your ideas – or let Chris and Sara suggest a suitable design for you, following a friendly chat. In line with their simplicity, they don’t upsell. Rather, they provide design-led and wearability-minded advice.
In addition to designing your own custom jewellery in Singapore from scratch, More than Diamonds can also use your own diamonds and gemstones. With that, you can redesign an old piece of jewellery into a piece that you want to wear. You’ll be surprised how different a gemstone from an old-fashioned ring can look when set in a new design!
Kinchos Jewellery – personalised jewellery adorned with rare gems
For siblings Agneta and Basil, the co-founders of Kinchos Jewellery, each handcrafted piece signifies a shared journey with clients – a harmonious blend of mutual understanding, collaboration and a realisation of dreams.
The two bring to the table nearly 20 years of seasoned expertise in the world of gemmology. Basil is a GIA Graduate Gemologist, while Agneta is a GIA Applied Jewelry Professional, Graduate Diamond, Graduate Pearls, and a CPAA Certified Pearl Specialist.
At the core of the brand is a deep-rooted passion for local craftsmanship. Once conceptualised, the team brings the designs to life right here in Singapore by master craftsmen. That means as a client you get to not only create a bespoke piece of jewellery but also play a part in preserving the city’s artisanal heritage. You can expect intricate designs that are crafted by blending traditional artisanship and modern techniques. Jewellery pieces are typically ready within three to four weeks.
This article first appeared in the October 2023 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe so you never miss a copy!