FLIGHTS OF FANCY

Si­mone Jewels’ Birds in Po­etry col­lec­tion re­flects her bound­less cre­ativ­ity and de­sign know-how

Singapore Tatler Jewels & Time - - Feature -

The boun­ties of na­ture have proven to be a lim­it­less source of in­spi­ra­tion for de­sign­ers, and it’s no won­der that Si­mone Ng, too, has of­ten fallen prey to its be­guil­ing beauty. Birds in Po­etry, her lat­est col­lec­tion for Si­mone Jewels, com­bines her love for na­ture with her pas­sion for lit­er­a­ture, and is di­vided into three chap­ters that de­rive their in­flu­ence from fa­mous birds fea­tured in lit­er­ary clas­sics. But this is no pas­tiche of a bu­colic scene: the lo­cal jew­eller strad­dles the cre­ative bound­aries of ab­strac­tion­ism and re­al­ism with jewels that cleave to the or­ganic form of na­ture.

The Par­adiso suite (pic­tured) is a song of hope and en­chant­ment set to the stan­zas of John Keats’ Ode to a Nightin­gale. Si­mone’s at­ten­tion to de­tail and de­sign vir­tu­oso come to the fore with this suite, where the nightin­gale’s wings and feathers are de­picted in mod­ern strokes of pink gold, mother-of-pearl and di­a­monds. The jewels do not im­me­di­ately scream “nightin­gale”, but you can just about fathom the in­spi­ra­tion from the broad brush­strokes. Ac­cen­tu­at­ing the neck­lace is a vivid and rare Santa Maria aqua­ma­rine, weigh­ing 7.60 carats.

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