Gone are the days when opulent bling-bling meant diamond solitaires or chunky gold. Duchess Kate Middleton led the way by proudly showing off her sapphire engagement ring, kick-starting a craze for colourful precious stones.
If you’re looking for a brilliant, deeply-coloured centrepiece to give your accessory collection a spark, or simply aren’t convinced that rubies and sapphires are luxurious enough, then Larry Jewelry’s lovely Her City Stories collection should do the trick.
A purveyor of fine jewellery since 1967, Singapore jeweller Larry Jewelry drew inspiration from the cosmopolitan and sophisticated woman for their new Her City Stories collection, and the results are vivacious. Lovers of plain, unembellished designs are better off somewhere else; the 28-piece Her City Stories series is for the girl who loves big rocks and bold colours.
The reigning queens of this collection are undoubtedly the necklaces, set with heaps of precious gemstones in a myriad of colours: Intensely blue sapphires, blood-red rubies and multi-faceted diamonds in pink, yellow, black and brown.
For the old fashioned, choose the classic Frosted Opulence necklace (below), which truly lives up to its name: Butterfly motifs, leaves and rosettes are set with precious white diamonds on 18K white gold.
Granted, you can’t step out in grand gem-laden necklaces on a daily basis, but Larry’s rings and earrings, embedded with multi-coloured sapphires and rubies, can easily become a staple in your dressing-up armour.
These intricate accessories cover all blood types: There are edgy linear earrings encrusted in black and white diamonds from the Mystic series, or romantic earrings and rings with pink diamonds on rose gold, from the Blushing Blooms range, that are perfect for the girly-at-heart. Whatever piece you choose, you’re sure to dazzle and be dazzled.
Larry Jewelry’s Her City Stories collection is available at Larry Jewelry boutiques located at #01-21 Paragon and #03-04 ION Orchard. Prices range from $11,200 for a ring to $294,900 for a necklace. For more information, visit www.larryjewelry.com