Singapore Tatler Jewels & Time
YIN & YANG
At Madly Gems, one always gets the best of both worlds—quality stones with beautiful, intricate designs
The two founders of Madly Gems, Maddy Barber (left) and Emily Tan, are as different as chalk and cheese. The former, also a radio personality, is bubbly and efferverscent, while the latter is quiet and reserved. While they may be different in personality, the duo makes up complementary halves in the business: Barber manages the business, while Tan is the creative lead, who has bags of experience in the jewellery trade. This arrangement has worked well for the two-year-old outfit as it grows from strength to strength.
Today, the by-appointment-only marque stocks some ready-to-wear jewellery creations, which serve as tantalising appetisers to the grander and more elaborate bespoke pieces that Madly Gems can design and produce.
What Madly Gems also impresses customers with is the quality of the gemstones it brings in. Whether it’s a tanzanite, spinel or garnet, one can be sure that its colour is rich and intense and the stone is clear and well-cut. Couple that with the brand’s design aesthetics, one can be assured that the stone’s good qualities can shine through.