Singapore Tatler Jewels & Time
Have fun with jewellery, say these designers. Day or night, work or pleasure, these baubles will imbue a sense of contemporary edge to any outfit
Whimsical by nature, Christina Debs’ jewellery showcases the Lebanese designer’s zest for life, with bright pops of yellow and playful motifs. Her latest collection, the Electra, sculpts stones such as rock crystal, aventurine, agate and onyx into the form of a light bulb.
Pops of colour in the form of Alexandra Alberta’s precious trinkets infuse vibrancy to monochromatic wardrobes. Stones like lapis lazuli, aquamarines, white jade, topaz, opal, malachite and more are the stars of the show, their beauty enhanced by captivating designs.
If you’ve always shied away from wearing jade because it reminds you of old aunties, Choo Yilin’s youthful interpretation will surely win your approval. The local designer plays with oriental and Singaporean motifs that are incorporated on jade bangles, earrings, rings and more, giving an exotic and delicate twist to the precious stone.
The jewellery that Diah D designs straddles that fine line between trendy and classic, a balance she achieves with fine craftsmanship and quality stones and metals. Each piece is injected with sass and edge, like diamondstudded knuckledusters; cuff rings (bracelets for the hands, not the wrists) that come in knotted gold and rose-cut diamonds; or precious bands of mid-finger rings.
Already making waves on the international front, the awardwinning couple behind the brand Kavant & Sharart have infused their Thai and Singaporean sensibilities into their portfolio of contemporary jewels. Their inspirations are wide-ranging, like the phoenix and the sea, but what sets them apart is that they specialise in distilling the essence of these motifs and presenting them in an abstract form that’s distinctly post-modernist.