#1 Rill Rill
You don’t have to wear loud colours to make a statement; a play with textures and materials can make your choice of accessories look polished and sleek. This Portland-based brand marries Art Deco-inspired shapes with marble, leather and copper accents in a way that looks so beautifully elegant.
#2 Ek Thongprasert
Ek Thongprasert necklace, price upon request from On Pedder
Feminine with the touch of the unexpected — that’s what the Thai fashion and jewellery designer Ek Thongprasert is known for. His art-inspired designs for his namesake jewellery label show that you don’t necessarily need all that bling to make a statement. Which makes his pieces eye-catching, without being too ostentatious; thus hitting all the right style notes for work, wouldn’t you agree?
#3 In Good Company
Ceramic, metal and satin ribbon necklace, $189 from In Good Company
These mixed material statement pieces from this Singapore brand are so fun to wear, while being so well-crafted; the local label even gets its hardware custom-made. For instance, those large ceramic beads are made with a flattened base so that these ‘sit’ just right on your dress without you having to fuss and adjust to keep them in place.
#4 Au Revoir Les Filles
Au Revoir Les Filles silver plated bronze choker, $256 from She Shops The Online Store
Think punk-ish and edgy silver and gold plated pieces when it comes to this darkly romantic Australian jewellery label. Singapore-born designer Teresa Tiong entwines flowers with spikes and skulls on her jewellery pieces while keeping these still so chic, without being too in-your-face with these rock and roll motifs.
#5 Karen Walker
Karen Walker gold plated necklace, $90 from She Shops The Online Store
While its loud prints may not be for everyone, this Australian brand manages to translate its penchant for quirky-cute motifs into sleek and very wearable accessories, in both gold and silver plated jewellery.
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