THE ARTY AC­CENT: AB­STRACT PEARL JEW­ELLERY

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De­sign­ers in­tro­duce rad­i­cal new takes on the clas­sic jew­ellery sta­ple.

Imag­ine what hap­pens when the now trend­ing “dad”/ mon­strous aes­thetic crosses over into usu­ally re­fined bi­joux. At Lau­ren Khoo, chan­de­lier ear­rings come with beaded jel­ly­fish ten­ta­cles, and di­a­mond-stud­ded rings, whop­per-sized baroque pearls – all in­spired by the lo­cal lux­ury jew­eller’s love for weird and won­der­ful deep sea crea­tures. The home­grown State Prop­erty adds gi­ant pins and trans­formable neck­laces to its ex­ist­ing line of min­i­mal­ist, in­dus­trial-in­spired Akoya and Tahi­tian pearl de­signs. Even Miki­moto, the grand dame of pearl jew­ellery, gets or­ganic with its lat­est high jew­ellery col­lec­tion: a lar­iat neck­lace of baroque pearls meant to re­sem­ble a chain of oys­ters. The best part about them: They some­how all still look pretty.

Right: (On right ring fin­ger) 7-Band ring, US$8,300 (S$11,300), (on right mid­dle fin­ger) Gra­dat­ing ring, US$5,600, (on left ring fin­ger) Bob­bing ring, US$6,500, and White & Blue chan­de­lier ear­rings, US$59,800, Lau­ren X Khoo. Vinyl jacket, Maje. Be­low: (On ear, from top) Con­so­nance gold ear­ring, $6,890 (sold as a pair), Metaphor drop ear­ring, $7,710 (sold as a pair), and Anaphora choker, State Prop­erty. Faux fur jacket, Maje. Op­po­site: Lar­iat neck­lace, $483,000, Miki­moto. Wool and silk trench­coat, $5,060, Loro Piana. All jew­ellery in 18K white or 18K rose gold with pearls and di­a­monds. Prices un­avail­able un­less stated

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