The times they are a-changin’ – diamonds alone are no longer a girl’s best friend.
Today, the modern woman enjoys a mix of colourful jewellery with oversized chains and asymmetrical designs (think single earrings or mismatched sides).
As trendy jewellery brands continue to offer more and more affordable offerings, you might be more confused about what to buy.
So here’s a guide to help you pick out something for that special someone in your life. Whether she’s a sentimental doll or a flamboyant livewire, Monica Vinader has you covered.
As seen at Zimmermann, Marni, and Gucci, oversized chains rocked the S/S ’20 runways.
Get with the trend with the Alta Capture collection, which includes a bracelet, matching earrings, necklace and supersized bracelet – all defined by multiple clasping links that can be added or subtracted to alter the length or carry pendant charms.
With the versatile mix and match options, you’ll be able to wear these statement pieces over and over again.
Photo: Alta Capture Large Link Charm Bracelet, $785; Nura Mini Reef Pendant Charm, $155, Siren Large Pendant Charm, $240, Siren Small Pendant Charm $155, Siren Shore Pendant Charm, $260
For instance, the Alta earrings can be transformed from an everyday item to a dramatic cocktail piece by adding links or pendant charms.
Photo: Alta Capture Charm Earrings in 18k gold vermeil on sterling silver, $240
We all love a little bling, especially when it’s genuine, non-conflict diamonds at an affordable price point.
Ticking all those boxes (and more) are Monica Vinader’s Riva and Alta collections. While the brand incorporates diamonds in almost all its collections, the pared down designs here speak to women who enjoy subtle minimalism.
The continuous yet understated sparkle of the pave (say “pah-vey”) set diamonds is perfect for ladies who enjoy sticking with the classics.
French for “to pave”, this setting type consists of many small gemstones fitted together to resemble a cobblestone-paved road.
Photo: Riva Circle Diamond Ring in sterling silver, $280
The minimalist aesthetic is also suitable for stacking and layering, which makes it great for everyday wear.
Those who appreciate quality and loyalty would also be thrilled to know that Monica Vinader offers a free five-year warranty for every piece.
Photo: Riva Circle Diamond Necklace in 18k rose gold vermeil on sterling silver, $470
The iconic Siren collection has long been Monica Vinader’s headline act of vibrant-coloured jewellery.
Reminiscent of “sea-worn treasures and the glamour of southern Italy”, the stunning line is perfect for the energetic and fun-loving woman who enjoys adding some pizzazz to her everyday look
In the brand’s latest collaboration with Caroline Issa, we’re in for another sweet treat. The collection delights with juicy gemstones that remind us of sweets in a candy store.
Photo: Caroline Issa Gemstone Bracelet in 18k rose gold vermeil on sterling silver, $680
This limited series of pendant necklaces, huggie earrings and bracelets are adorned with hand-cut gemstones in vibrant hues and complemented with 18K gold, while pastel-toned ones come in 18K rose gold.
Photo: Caroline Issa Gemstone Double Pendant Adjustable Necklace in 18k rose gold vermeil on sterling silver, $615
For the woman who’s less about the bling and more about the thought, a personalised gift is it.
With complimentary engraving and monogramming, you can add a name, message, motif, zodiac/horoscope sign or hand-drawn doodle to jewellery, or up to five letters to leather pieces.
The best pieces to customise: the Signature Wide Ring and matching bangle.
One of our favourite pieces to personalise? The Ziggy round pendant charm – a gently hammered charm which can easily be mixed with other charms. The ample 18mm diameter also allows for your creativity to run wild.
Photo: Ziggy Round Pendant Charm in sterling silver, $95
The lady who treasures her trinkets would also appreciate Monica Vinader’s leather trinket box, a personalisable (emboss up to five letters in gold leaf) case that’ll keep jewellery in tip-top condition.
Photo: Personalised Leather Trinket Box in turquoise, $135
Shop Monica Vinader at #B1-09 Ion Orchard, Level 1 Takashimaya D.S. and #01-16A Westgate, or online at https://bit.ly/36VsKl4.
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