There are many jewellery brands in Singapore but after a while, you might notice that some of them offer designs that are similar. If you’re looking for something a bit more contemporary, whether it’s handcrafted techniques, using sustainable materials or boasting modern sculptural shapes, we’ve got something for you.
Designed in Singapore and handmade by artisans in an ethical factory in Bali, Pyar works exclusively with certified recycled silver and brass. Their latest collection, Amanti, is a collaboration with Melody Tan of Ame Studio. The Tre Amanti earrings are actually orecchiette shapes cast in gold plated recycled bronze. The lightweight triple earring is set in place with a clip back style.
Ana Luisa offers a range of sustainably-crafted pieces and the Sia earrings are created with 100 per cent recycled sterling silver. Set in a darling paper clip detail, this 14k gold plated pair of earrings are sure to see you through your daily look.
Elara believes in creating timeless designs that are inspired by the modern movement, and every design is treated like a piece of sculpture. The Avant-Garde collection hopes to redefine the design of modern jewellery, and this piece is made to order in Singapore. Finished in 18k rose gold, the sleek and geometric lines of this design definitely deviate from your usual dangle earrings.
Growing up surrounded by arts and objects from her parents’ antique business, Monica Vinader immersed herself in the world of jewellery to create contemporary cuts. The Nura Shell and Pearl Necklace Set can be purchased separately, but we love how the two pair together. This collection takes inspiration from the sea and the shell is set in 18ct gold vermeil on sterling silver and paired with the baroque pearl pendant charm.
Eden + Elie focuses on using handweaving techniques to create functional and contemporary pieces and their bestselling drop necklace features a handcrafted Nyonya-inspired pendant. Highlighted on a delicate 24k gold-plated chain, this necklace drapes gracefully at 18 inches to complement most necklines.
Eight months after announcing its closure, The Mindful Company returns with a new collection. This rose gold bracelet is accented with its slate grey braid. Engraved on the front is a reminder to “believe”, a resounding hope that so as long as we believe, anything is possible. There’s also complimentary engraving available on the backside of the clasp, though there’s a limit of eight characters maximum.
Founded by Rachel Kam, Lucy & Mui was named after her maternal and paternal grandmothers. Aside from its thoughtful designs, they also hope to celebrate the women in their community. Their Diamond Drift Earrings are an angled emerald-cut white sapphire framed by brilliant white diamonds. Beautiful and bold, this one’s for special occasions or whenever you feel like dressing up.
Ashepa celebrates the distinctive soulful crafts and wealth of artistry within Africa. Handcrafted in Kenya, this statement ring comes with a hammered effect that adds an element of texture and dimension that’s more than your typical ring. Since it’s cast in brass, it’s recommended that you clean this with soapy water, lemon juice, or professional brass polish to keep its shine.
By Invite Only’s pieces are designed with the philosophy that jewellery is a form of self-expression and they create jewellery fit for every occasion. Gold Beryl Cubic Studs can be worn on the lobe, but they’ll make for an exceptional statement piece if you have a flat piercing. Crafted in 18k gold-plated brass, these earrings are decorated with dainty cubic zirconia crystals.
This article was first published in The Singapore Women’s Weekly.