The ladies from the JeweLuxe 2019 Culture Club rallied together to showcase the most iconic creations by jewellery designers around the world

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 daughterswere 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.

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Above Tan Min-Li wearing Fred Leighton

 

Tan Min-Li

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!

 

Joy Tan

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.

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Above Joy Tan and daughter Emma wearing Sylva & Cie
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Above Ho Ching Lin wearing Lorenz Baumer

 

Ho Ching Lin

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.

 

Iroshini Chua

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.

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Above Iroshini Chua wearing Alessio Boschi
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Above Dolly Cheong wearing Vihari Jewels, Cheryl Cheong wearing Lalaounis

 

Dolly Cheong

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.

 

Cheryl Cheong

Founder of Kindred Folk

I love how the pieces from Lalaounis have that antique feel, yet also look very modern at the same time.

 

Frances Low

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.

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Above Frances Low wearing Studio Rêves
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Above Larissa Tan and daughter Natasha wearing Annoushka

 

Larissa Tan

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.

 

Alicia Thian

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.

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Above Alicia Thian wearing Sutra Jewels
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Above Serene Chua wearing Karen Suen

 

Serene Chua

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.

 

Judy Hunt

Property developer

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.

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Above Judy Hunt wearing Vihari Jewels
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Above Nmita Doak and daughter wearing Renée Jewellers

 

Nmita Doak

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.

 

Nina Ng

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.

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Above Nina Ng wearing Infiniti Jewels
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Above Jade Kua wearing House of Umrao and daughter Marion wearing Jewels by Ritu Aurora

 

Jade Kua

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.

 

Rasina Rubin

Director of Galerie Belvedere

I loved wearing the stunning jewellery by Zydo, especially the statement diamond bracelet.

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Above Rasina Rubin and daughter Sienna wearing Zydo