From birthdays to Christmas or Mother’s Day, we’re always in need of great gift ideas. For the women in our lives, we always fall back on jewellery. A bit of bling always makes a great gift for the ladies – be they friends, family or your significant other, so we’ve narrowed down a list of our favourite jewellery stores in Singapore. We’re sure you’ll find something to suit their taste, style and your budget!
Embrace Jewellery | Unique, stylish, affordable
Looking for unique gifts that won’t break the bank? Check out this multi-label jewellery store, where you’ll find an array of affordable pieces starting from $50. Embrace Jewellery carries gold, silver and rose-gold pieces from designers from Spain to Italy, L.A. to Brazil. We’ve got our eye on these incredible Blue Lace Agate Drop Studs ($85). What’s more, their jewellery has been spotted on both local and international celebs.
A word with founder, Shareen Wong
“Embrace Jewellery came about when I went on a solo round-the-world trip after my divorce. I discovered lovely and unique jewellery on my travels and was determined to showcase some of the best designers and pieces I saw, all under one roof – that was over eight years ago! Embrace Jewellery is for the confident woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to wear what she loves. Christmas is usually a crazy, hectic time in retail. But its also a time of reflection, celebration and time with family and friends.”
391 Orchard Road
Takashimaya Level 3, The Giftbox
Ngee Ann City
Holland Road Shopping Mall
211 Holland Ave, #02-04
Forbidden Hill | Heritage-inspired, quality, colourful
Inspired by the rich cultures of Southeast Asia, Forbidden Hill Silk Bangle Collection is top of our wish list this month. Featuring interchangeable inserts of pure Thai silk nested into precious metals, each design adds colour and character to whatever outfit you have on. The Hue range pays homage to the mesmerising lattice pattern found in the inner enclosure of Hue’s Purple Forbidden City in Vietnam while the Lotus collection is inspired by the symbolic flower shape of the Sukhothai temple stupas. Priced from $195.
Freywille | Artistic, Intricate, Colourful
A jewellery brand that combines art with timeless design, Freywille is perfect for the lady who loves a good statement piece. Each of their collections is inspired by the work of various artists or tells the story through motifs and detailing of periods in art history. The most recent of these is the Van Gogh collection, which pays homage to and interprets the Dutch painters work through enamel detailing onto a range of necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings.
Shop Freywille at Takashimaya, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, #03-08A
Fervor Montréal | Locally designed, high quality, beautiful elements
Founded by two French-Canadian designers, Fervor Montréal is a brand that exudes class and sophistication. We love their modern, luxe designs and range of pendants, bracelets and necklaces at affordable price points. Their recent Paris1919 collection, which has a vintage, timeless feel, was inspired by a set of antique jewellery moulds discovered by the brand’s founders which dated back to Paris around 1919. Each piece is delicately hand set with genuine Swarovski crystals and enamelled by hand using original colours recreated from the era. Talk about detail! The rest of their designs are all handcrafted by skilled jewellers using materials like silver, gold and platinum plus Swarovski Crystal elements, semi-precious stones and AAA grade brilliant cubic zirconia.
Shop their designs online at fervormontreal.com
Lustre | Affordable contemporary gemstones
If you’re looking for an alternative to the usual silver or gold accessories, gemstones are a great option. Founded in 2011, Lustre delivers quality contemporary semi-precious jewellery at affordable prices. The stones are sourced from India and design inspirations are taken from all around the world.
A word with the founder and designer, Anaita Thakkar
“These earrings make for a gorgeous gift for women of all ages. They’re great for anyone who wants to make a statement without being too loud. I also love the Neptune Cuffs from our Neptune Collection ($172), as they too are elegant and timeless. Christmas, to me, is a time for sharing, giving and celebrating a year well spent. It’s a time of gratitude and reflection.”
115 Amoy Street,
Stones that Rock | Elegant, timeless, versatile
If you’re a regular reader of the mag, you would know how much we dig this indie jewellery label. Stones that Rock creates classic and contemporary designs for style-savvy women of all ages. All designs are hand crafted with fresh water pearls, semi-precious stones and crystals, paired with textures like leather, silver or silk for an irresistible finish. One of our top picks is the Katy Pearl Necklace, which features a crystal loop, a beautiful baroque pearl and a nickel-free shortener clasp that allows you to wear the necklace as a choker. That’s just one of the ways you can wear this fantastic necklace (check out the image to see how it’s styled below!) and it’s available in three colours, pewter, garnet and amethyst. ($145).
A word from the founder, Leah Lambert
“Forget diamonds as a girl’s best friend; these oversized freshwater pearls will transform any outfit and inject classy into your look! Available in white or black, this bracelet comes with a round magnetic clasp and is perfect for any woman who loves pearls. Christmas is a special time when we get together with our family and friends and enjoy timeless traditions – cooking festive dishes, choosing and dressing our tree, wrapping gifts and stuffing stockings. We also take the time to remember and give thanks for all we have.”
19 Jalan Kilang Barat,
#02-06 Acetech Centre
Taula Jewellery | Contemporary, classy, accessible
If you’re looking for jewellery gifts for a fun-loving girlfriend, the range of colourful yet chic designs from this label will definitely fit the bill. From Brazilian amethyst to Sri Lankan topaz, Taula combines precious and semi-precious gemstones with metal alloys, silver and gold for a classic-meets-modern touch.
A word with the founder and director, Kanika Mittal
“Set in 18 karat yellow gold plated brass and embellished with rich hues of amethyst beads and round amethyst stones, this handmade necklace is striking yet classy. It’s the perfect gift for the women you love, respect or appreciate. The wondrous season of Christmas is all about giving back and being thankful for life’s greatest joys. It’s also the perfect opportunity to show our appreciation to the most important people in our lives.”
Lucky Plaza #B1-73
304 Orchard Rd
Shopping at Tiffany’s | Fresh, glamorous, carefree
A treasure trove of comfortable dresses, stylish separates and chic accessories, Shopping at Tiffany’s is a one-stop shopping haven for women of all ages. Gift idea for the young and bold at heart? This gorgeous pair of fringe earrings.
A word with the owner, Tiffany Maughan
“Gifts should be something indulgent that you don’t necessarily “need” but you just have to have, and we think this pair of earrings fit the bill. They look great with a boho beach babe look, or when paired with a sleek little black dress for an edge. They are so versatile, and can be paired with so many different looks. For me, Christmas is spending time with loved ones and enjoying the good things in life.”
163 Tanglin Rd
#02-03 Tanglin Mall
1 Kim Seng Promenade
#01-17B Great World City
White Ginger | Timeless, elegant, effortless
This resort label may be popular for their flowy dresses and beautiful tops, but did you know they’ve also got a line-up of lovely accessories? We’ve got our eye on the tassle necklaces, but this multi-stone bracelet is a winner, too! Psst… Check out their spiffy, just-relaunched website!
A word with the owner, Emma Femminile
“Containing four semi precious stones set in a 14 carat gold filled bangle (it won’t tarnish!), this is a stunning gift that can be worn on any occasion. The bangle is for every stylish female you know. Christmas, to me, is about cherishing family, along with lots of laughter and eating. It’s also time of reflection and contemplation, and of course, Christmas music. I love Christmas carols!”
03-04 Tanglin Mall
163 Tanglin Road
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