And here's another random piece:
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
And here's another random piece:
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
A silver lining
AS THE saying goes, every cloud - yes, even economic cumulus nimbus - has a silver lining. And for jewellery fans who have been starved of justifiable purchases in the current recession, that lining could take the form of silver jewellery studded with semi-precious gems from Choo Yilin.
Choo Yilin Artisan Jewellery women's designs are available at Colette (#01-15 Forum the Shopping Mall) and online at http://www.cate.com.sg/, while the men's cufflinks and engravable collar stays are available at Rossi (#01-36 Millenia Walk). The designer also has rather spiffily-packaged jewellery cleaning kits for sale on her website, for which all proceeds are donated to other groups of the Karen who do not have the resources to support themselves.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009
eco-friendly scrolls with a tiny white sapphire embedded; gilded in black rhodium.
curved ovals with a tiny pink spinel; gilded in 18KT rose and yellow gold.
organic faceted kunzite chunks hugged in sterling silver strips
textured fine silver rectangles with swiss blue topazes embedded.
sterling silver circles with a tiny champagne diamond set asymmetrically. gilded in 18KT rose gold and black rhodium
sterling silver teardrops with a little tanzanite embedded in one of the pieces. gilded in black rhodium.
curved, brushed squares with a tiny blue sapphired embedded; gilded in black rhodium.
textured squares with a tiny champagne diamond; gilded in 18KT yellow gold and black rhodium.
patterned marquises with four gemstones - a ruby, pink spinel, blue sapphire and tanzanite; gilded in black rhodium.
As you can see, they're all heavily textured and organic as with most of my other designs. All cuff-links are engravable with initials on the base of the latch. All harks back to old-school European luxury of artisanal craftmanship and bespoke services.
Also available in 18KT gold. Please enquire privately for price.
Monday, June 1, 2009
I’ve fallen madly in love with these. The idea of having two luxurious thick strips of brushed silver and tiny sapphires tucked into someone special’s collar, along with personalised messages of love or congratulations and the recipient’s name just evokes images of a special type of intimacy. The personalised messages are akin to a secret code that only both of you are privy to and are a daily reminder of the giver when the recipient puts them on.
Okay that’s me just romanticising it as I’m wont to do for everything that I love. They generally make great gifts, even for acquaintances (or yourself). Definitely harking back to old-world European luxury, where monogrammable items were the norm, and almost all accessories were made in precious metals of silver and gold, this pair of collar stays offers you a slice of that world.
These weigh a luxurious 12 grams and are made in eco-friendly sterling silver. They aren’t cut out of a sheet like some flat items are; rather, it was created through the method of lost-wax casting and then filed down and polished and set by hand. Also available in eco-friendly, reclaimed 18KT gold and diamonds. Please enquire privately about the price.