Photo: Instagram / @yard_yarn & @design_by_dvibhumi

 

There are as many jewellery labels as K-pop brands. So we’ve curated two with real talent and identity. Yard Yarn and Dvibhumi are not entirely fresh names, but their designers have consistently eschewed trends to focus on their own cachet instead - readily apparent when you catch their latest works.

 

1. Yard Yarn

Designer: Genevieve Tan, 31, started her label in 2015 before switching her focus to jewellery six months later. It’s a one-woman operation - Tan conceptualises and handmakes all the pieces.

Signatures: Versatile industrial-meets-feminine jewellery that’s always light (less than 100g), comfortable, and wearable in multiple ways. Tan uses a double clasp system or functional cord stoppers on selected necklace designs. The former lets you change chains (sold individually at www.yardyarn.com), while the latter allows the necklace to be worn in various ways. Materials used: faux suede cords, lightweight beads and hardware, and dressmaking elements like grommets and cordstoppers.

 

Photo: Raymond Lee

Yard Yarn

 

Latest collection: Inspired by blooms.

Prices: Earrings, $18-$38; necklaces, $38-$58.

 

2. Dvibhumi

Designer: Singapore-based Vyshnavi N Doss, 35, who grew up in India.

Signatures: Sterling silver pieces made in India and Indonesia, inspired by everyday life, the arts and architecture.

 

Photo: Raymond Lee

Dvibhumi

 

Latest collection: Ruchi, which includes earrings, necklaces, rings and bangles modelled after the varied shapes of South Indian snacks and kitchen tools. The earrings pictured are like mini belans, the traditional Indian rolling pins. From www.dvibhumi.com.

Prices: $70-$370.

 

This story was first published in the June 2018 issue of Her World.

 

Photography: Raymond Lee

Styling: Bryan Goh

Hair: Zeevy Tee, using Kevin.Murphy

Makeup: Kenneth Lee, using Cle de Peau Beaute

Model: Olivia/Looque

Jacket: Prada