Singapore jewellery designer Carolyn Kan has just released her newest line, Veritas by Carrie K, to much excitement. Known for her fine, hand-made silver-smithing, the Veritas line will feature the brand’s seasonal, limited-edition, statement collections created from precious metals and stones.
As for the name; veritas, which means “truth” in Latin, is the essence of the Carrie K. brand philosophy, said Carolyn.
Launched at this year’s Blueprint trade show, Carolyn said she was excited by the interest from regional and international buyers, and is looking forward to broadening her market.
There are three lines in this new collection, Grit (pictured top), Chroma and Reborn. According to Carolyn, Grit “aims to make imperfection desirable”; Chroma celebrates colour in nature and Reborn reincarnates ordinary objects.
For Grit think chunky semi-precious stones in monochrome shades set amongst large silver loops that you can “lock” together with a special silver padlock to form long, multi-layered necklace, shorter chokers or even wrap around your wrist as a multi-level bracelet. There are also rings and earrings available featuring the same, chunky, uncut stones.
Chroma (pictured above) is a much smoother collection with glorious colour-saturated semi-precious stones juxtaposed against silver twig inspired links. Shades like jade green, sky blue, royal purple and even a soft pink are speared with silver points and strung into necklaces and bracelets.
Created solely in sterling silver, the Reborn range (pictured below) has quirky pieces like safety pins, paper clips and even twisted nails formed into rings, earrings and necklaces. The perfect way of going punk and not looking like you just stepped out of a time warp.
“This line is light-hearted and unconventional. It’s designed for the confident, well-travelled fashionista who seeks out things that are unique. She has the confidence to own pieces of fine jewellery that does not conform to tradition,” said Carolyn, founder and designer of Carrie K. “This compliments our existing Carrie K. line: timeless classics for everyday wear. Veritas by Carrie K., on the other hand, features seasonal, limited-edition, handcrafted, statement pieces that exemplify the Carrie K. brand essence of being true to oneself.”
Veritas by Carrie K pieces range from $200 to $3000 and are available online at CarrieKRocks.com, or in Singapore at The Society of Black Sheep, Marina Bay Sands #B1-64; Quintessential, Pacific Plaza #02-01; Asiatique Collections, Blk 14A Dempsey Road. Overseas, it is available at Carter & Bond in London. For more details on the Veritas by Carrie K collection go to: VeritasByCarrieK.com