Society Friends Dazzle In Outstanding Jewellery Designs From JeweLuxe 2019
JeweLuxe, which has quickly become Southeast Asia’s biggest jewels and time festival since its inaugural launch in 2017, returned for its third instalment last month to the anticipation of jewellery and watch collectors.
Taking place at Ngee Ann City’s Civic Plaza over the course of 10 days, the event brought on more than 80 exhibitors to showcase their dazzling creations, which were estimated to be worth over US$150 million.
With the theme "Inspire, Indulge and Invest", this year’s lineup looked towards independent jewellery houses, designers, and watchmakers from around the world, some of which made their Asian debut at the event.
Jewellery aficionados like Serene Chua, Tan Min-Li, Iroshini Chua, Jade Kua, Joy Tan, Ho Ching Lin, Dolly Cheong, Frances Low, Larissa Tan, Alicia Thian, Judy Hunt, Nmita Doak, Nina Ng and Rasina Rubin were invited to walk the runway, draped in sparklers from Qayten, The Jewel Box, and more, as part of a fashion showcase.
As part of the JeweLuxe 2019 Culture Club, which brings together Singapore’s community of collectors and enthusiasts in support of the craftsmanship and talent of independent jewellery creators, 14 society friends—some accompanied by their daughters—were also invited to an exclusive photoshoot featuring iconic designs from world-class brands and designers. Dressed by Anne Fontaine and photographed by Natsuko Teruya, the ladies of the JeweLuxe Culture Club tell us why they have personally selected these jewellery pieces.
Partner at CNPLaw; director of Sky Premium; co-founder of Whitelight Ventures
When I put on this stunning Fred Leighton necklace, it was a ‘Pretty Woman’ moment!
Partner at law firm Wong Partnership
Sylva & Cie’s pieces are both iconic and iconoclastic—her unique, unforced, uber-luxe aesthetic suits both the elegant corporate warrior and the edgy-cool teen-at-heart.
Senior consultant at Singapore National Eye Centre; chairperson of The Eye Ball
Lorenz Baumer’s jewels are inimitable. I love the beauty, soul and artistry in his pieces.
Co-founder of Dr Kevin Chua Medical & Aesthetics, director of Drs Chua & Partner
There is an organic rather than geometric element to Alessio Boschi’s designs.
The earrings I am wearing can be converted from an elegant pendular piece to a glamorous chandelier.
Financial controller of the Lifeline Medical Group
Simple and elegant designs from Vihari Jewels come with enough dazzle to give the oomph to any outfit.
Founder of Kindred Folk
I love how the pieces from Lalaounis have that antique feel, yet also look very modern at the same time.
Socialite and committee member of Singapore Red Cross Gala
Studio Rêves’ jewellery is cutting-edge yet feminine, with very exquisite craftsmanship which is particularly evident in the Signature Snake necklace that I am wearing.
CEO of Vanda Electrics
Inspired by architecture and nature, these bold and daring statement pieces by Annoushka are wonderful conversation starters.
Exquisitely crafted, they add elegance to any style.
Executive director of Wealth Management at the Bank of Singapore
The design of this exquisite Sutra Jewels piece evokes architectural influences with a delicate yet powerful feminine aesthetic.
It fuses a remarkable use of colour with innovative construction, translating into wearable art.
Private banker and co-founder of Carvers & Co and Wolf Burgers
Karen Suen has stunning pieces that are highly dramatic but wearable.
Jewellery has the power to transform and I felt that transformation with Karen Suen Fine Jewellery.
I wore my new best friends (diamonds) by Vihari Jewels. The designs were classic and will transcend fashion through the ages. Beautifully made with assured sensibilities.
Founder of Amplio Beauty
Renée Jewellers is a brand with Middle Eastern and European inspirations.
Having lived in Dubai for eight years, the jewellery we wore felt authentic, unique, and embraced the elegance of a powerful woman.
Socialite and member of the Methodist Association Charity
Classic styles and sophisticated elegance. Infiniti Jewels’ dazzling collection of diamond and coloured stones are heirloom pieces that can be handed to the next generation.
Paediatric Emergency Specialist at KK Women’s and Children's Hospital
I enjoyed House of Umrao’s intelligent design that brought out the beauty of the classic emeralds.
Needless to say, Marion’s stunning tiara from Jewels by Ritu Aurora was coveted by all the ladies.