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These homegrown jewellers are offering unique alternatives to more familiar names

1. Myjn

Handcrafted with gold vermeil and sterling silver, Myjn creates elegant demi-fine jewellery that is friendly on the budget. In terms of adornment, it turns to cubic zirconia and freshwater pearls. Each new collection is a one-off, so there's an element of exclusivity as well. 

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2. Talee

Nautical knots as beautiful jewellery? The Sabah-based founder of Talee Lorraine Lee hit upon this idea after using the technique for her dad's cognitive therapy. The brand has been making a name for itself overseas and currently boasts a collection created with Alia Bastamam called Lumière.

Read also: How Lorraine Lee From Talee Turned Nautical Knots Into World-Famous Jewellery

3. 'KIN

Founders Zaireen Iskandar and Athiya Hamid were former colleagues who reconnected to create this artisanal-meets-high street jewellery brand. The bold and edgy jewellery has been seen on such ardent fans as Marion Caunter, Ung Yiu Lin, and Datin Wira Sabrena Dani.

Related: Zaireen Iskandar And Athiya Hamid's Demi-Fine Jewellery Movement With 'KIN Jewellery

4. The Straits Finery

Inspired by family heirlooms, the founders of The Straits Finery, Foo Chia Chern and Amira Yahaya, decided to work together contemporary jewellery that are minimalist in design and handcrafted by skilled artisans from 14k solid gold or sterling silver.

Their mission is to create "high quality jewellery that can be passed down from mother to daughter so we set our sights in creating pieces that are personal, sentimental and forever." 

Read also: A Jewellery Guide For Malay, India & Chinese

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