The annual entertainment awards ceremony Star Awards 2023 was held on April 9. Besides local fan-favourites such as Chantalle Ng, Rebecca Lim, Jesseca Liu, Carrie Wong, Zeo Tay and more in attendance, overseas stars such as Hong Kong superstar Sammi Cheng and Taiwanese singer Jam Hsiao also added to the star-studded night by performing as headliners for the event.
As usual, we oohed and aahed at the best fashion and beauty looks of the night. And who can forget about the bling that added more glitz and glamour to the occasion? Here, find out how local celebs used jewellery and watches to add sparkle to their looks.
Layering jewellery isn’t always intuitive and yet, when it’s done right, a well-curated stack — like the ones seen on Sheryl Ang — can definitely dial up your ensemble. For her look, she cleverly stacks her Possession pendants together and wears the Possession single earring in her helix piercing, the novelty Possession single earring with three diamonds in her conch, and the Possession earrings as a stud for an edgier look. Keeping it simple, she then pairs her look with a mixture of the Possession open bangle bracelet, and Possession open ring on her right hand, while she goes for a stunning Possession ring with 234 brilliant-cut diamonds on her left hand.
For something a little more sophisticated and edgy, Tay Ying stacks her two Possession Pendants and paired them with a Possession single earring to complement her black ensemble. To take it up a notch, she also wore the Possession open bangle bracelet, along with the Possession open ring, Possession ring and the stunning Piaget Polo Date watch, featuring more than 400 brilliant-cut diamonds that added some dazzle to her look.
Jesseca Liu might have stolen the show with her Isabel Sanchis gown, but it wouldn’t have been complete without her stunning set of jewellery pieces. This year, Jesseca wore a pair of Chance Infinie Crazy 8 earrings, and paired it with the Chance Infinie bangle and two rings, all in white gold and diamonds from FRED Jewellery.
All eyes were on Richie Koh this year when he bagged the award of Best Actor at the annual Star Awards ceremony on Sunday. But his award wasn’t the only thing that took the spotlight. In fact, on the red carpet, the actor himself was seen in a classic white suit, of which he paired his look with a Force 10 necklace and a Success bangle and ring, all in white gold and diamonds from FRED Jewellery.
This year, Felicia kept it simple and chic with her Ralph Lauren look — a black and navy bustier paired with high-waisted pants with a dramatic bow. To complement her outfit, she opts for a Compliquée Peacock Platinum White watch snow-set and Fabergé’s well-known Imperial Zenya White Gold & Emerald Egg Pendant and Emerald Cushion Cut 4.57 carats Ring. However, the pendant on her neck took the cake with its brilliant cut white diamonds with a design that’s embellished with round Paraiba tourmalines and round tsavorites with an 18-karat white gold hand-engraved peacock.
Pierre Png’s timepiece for the night was one worth noting. The limited edition Jacob & Co Bugatti Chiron Sapphire Crystal, which costs $2,063,880 is an incredible piece that’s a visual treat itself and it’s also unbelievably complicated to realise (the movement is comprised of 578 components).
Spotted gracing the red carpet in a sophisticated white suit is none other than Lee Teng himself. While the television host keeps his look simple, the star still opts for a H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Tourbillon Rainbow — a 5N red gold case topped with a slightly domed sapphire crystal, case middle set with 60 baguette-cut coloured sapphires — to add some bling to his ensemble.
If there’s one thing we can’t keep our eyes off, it would have to be Joanne Peh’s sparkly ensemble at the awards ceremony. Ravishing with elegance, the star added more glitz and glamour to her outfit with high jewellery pieces from Piaget, including a necklace, bracelet and earrings, that totalled more than a million dollars.
Let’s not forget about Qi Yuwu’s classic ensemble that he donned on the night itself. Besides looking dapper in a tuxedo, Qi Yuwu didn’t forget to accessorise his look — pairing it with a Polo watch from Piaget.
Felicia Chin arrived in style like a princess, wearing a dreamy white gown with a full tulle skirt. To complete her look, she accessorised with a full set from Piaget, which included the iconic Limelight Gala Watch, along with a Sunlight ring and a pair of Sunlight earrings.
Ya Hui looked stunning in a beautiful black ensemble that showed off her neck, on which a Piaget Possession Pendant Necklace was snugly worn. But that’s not all that the star had on.
Dazzling in a full set of accessories from Piaget, the star was also seen wearing the beautiful Limelight Gala watch that glistened under the spotlight, along with a set of Piaget Possession high jewellery pieces that included a pair of earrings, an open ring and a bangle bracelet.
Romeo Tan looked dapper on the red carpet in a dashing suit from Etro. To go with his look, he opted for a statement watch from Piaget, and accessorised with Possession earrings and rings. What’s more, a Piaget earring was cleverly worn as a lapel pin.
Dressed in a beautiful aubergine purple Gucci dress, Zoe Tay arrived at the Star Awards with a bevy of high jewellery earrings and rings from Cartier that was perfectly harmonious with her overall look.
Fully armed with silver Cartier high jewellery pieces, Chantalle Ng wowed us in a flaming red sparkly, body-hugging Bottega Veneta ensemble at the awards ceremony. Some of the pieces seen on the star were the [Sur]Naturel earrings, Clash [Un]Limited rings, Coussin de Cartier watch and Panthère de Cartier rings.
Sticking to the classics, Carrie Wong kept it simple and chic with her ensemble that included the Tiffany Knot necklace and bracelet and Tiffany Victoria necklace, earrings and bracelet from Tiffany & Co.
Besides winning the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes for the tenth consecutive time, Rebecca Lim also won our hearts that night when she arrived in a full-length sequinned Louis Vuitton gown. She kept her accessories minimal with a diamond watch from Longines, that dates back to 1927.
Sheila Sim’s choice of outfit was nothing short of amazing. Donning a beautiful blue Andrew Gn gown, Sheila opted for a Chronomaster Sport watch from Zenith, and a bold, impactful necklace from Madly Gems.
Ayden Sng’s outfit was a vision to behold. While many might think that statement necklaces are limited to the ladies, Ayden showed that they can also look good on gents. Here, he’s wearing the Serpenti Skin necklace, as well as a set of B.zero1 New Wave ring, B.zero1 rings and B.zero1 bracelet from Bvlgari.
Besides taking home the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes award, Jessica Liu also shone in Harry Winston’s finest pieces at the Star Awards. She paired her striking red dress with a Pirouette ring and Sparkling Cluster ring, beautiful dangling Diamond Cluster Chandelier earrings, and a Winston Cluster bracelet from Harry Winston.
Desmond Tan kept it classic and accessorised his white tux with a Defy Zero-G watch from Zenith and Panthère de Cartier brooch from Cartier.
Paige Chua sparkled with joy after winning the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes award. She accessorised her bright and colourful dress with high jewellery pieces like the Cluster Chandelier earrings, Sunflower bracelet and ring, Sunflower Twin ring and Rosebud watch from Harry Winston.
Diamonds are not the only way to shine. When Hong Ling needed extra oomph to her outfit, she turned to Tiffany & Co. its signature Tiffany HardWear earrings and bracelet that matched really well with her stunning red dress — proving that you can look gorgeous on the red carpet without being in “safe” colours.
Zhang Ze Tong
You can never go wrong with black. This time, Zhang Ze Tong shows that you can dial up the classic suit and tie look with the right accessories. At the Star Awards, he was seen wearing the Juste un Clou ring, Pasha de Cartier watch and Trinity ring from Cartier.
We are positively swooning over James Seah’s bold outfit at the Star Awards, which included the Pasha de Cartier watch from Cartier.
In one of the most show-stopping outfits of the night, Glenn Yong kept it cool and classy with his choice of accessories. He matched his black suit and tie outfit with an exquisite Clash de Cartier ring, Juste un Clou earrings and tie clip and Tank Must watch from Cartier.
All eyes were on Xu Bin when he arrived at the awards ceremony in a Dolce & Gabbana white suit with dangling pearls and bling. To pair, he wore a striking Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph timepiece from Montblanc.
A version of this article first appeared in ICON. Translation by Ho Guo Xiong. Additional reporting: Shazrina Shamsudin/Her World.