Local brand By Invite Only are known for its elegant and modern jewellery that are stunning for a statement piece but also subtle enough for everyday wear, true to their belief tha jewellery should exist to embellish and not clutter, hence the pieces are often easy-to-wear, match and to transit from day to night. The brand is also always constantly in the search for intriguing materials to work with so you can expect beautiful gemstones, crystals and rose gold to be in the mix.
Shop ready-made and bespoke designs are thoughtfully handcrafted and truly unique but the main purpose of the brand was to create meaningfully made jewellery to impact a new generation of young jewellers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Everyone is done right here, from ethically-sourced gems and conflict-free dimonds to ensuring all artisans have fair pay, benefits, and insurance. Besides, each piece of jewellery made and sold directly impacts the families of the nine artisans they have onboard.
See covenant-jewellery.com for stockists.
Do your part in recycling and reducing carbon emissions with Amado Gudek’s necklaces, brooches and earrings. Launched by local designer Elaine Tan, the jewellery line handcrafts its bling using by-products of waste – called ‘bioresins’ – and other eco-friendly materials. Compared to traditional petroleum-based resins, these bioresins the Singapore label imports from the US contain renewable materials that are sourced from industrial waste.
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Designs that are simple, elegant and designed to withstand the test of trends, WoonHung works with all-natural materials such as white wood, a renewable material sourced from the process of only cutting off the branches of trees, so that there’s less wastage and the plants continue to thrive. Besides its eco-friendly mission, WoonHung adopts socially responsible practices: she works directly with communities of craftsmen in Cebu, the Philippines, so every piece of handmade jewellery sold goes to supporting their livelihoods.
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Artisan-crafted jewellery that carry meaningful reminders of what’s important in life – that’s at the heart of all Carrie K’s designs. Launched by Carolyn Kan in 2008, Carrie K stocks an extensive range that runs the gamut from silver and semi-precious ready-to-wear designs for everyday wear to bespoke fine jewellery if, to quote Bey, you’re looking to put a ring on it.
To celebrate Mother Nature in all its beauty, [in]trigue uses only natural and untreated gemstones – in both their raw and polished forms – in the its jewellery. Founder Jaime Lim applies her architectural background into her jewellery making to form, err, intriguing geometric shapes. Each piece is handmade and only produced in small quantities – you can put in a request for any particular stone and Lim will try to fulfil it.
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Jomaine Koo, who goes by the moniker Average Jo, elevates humble clay into quirky, colourful necklaces, earrings and brooch pins that’ll liven up even your gloomiest outfit (and day). Using polymer clay, Average Jo has recently expanded to include pottery products (from $15) and a limited-edition run of enamel pins illustrated by Koo and produced in Singapore – we can safely say that this one-woman shop isn’t that average, after all.
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A purveyor of modern jade jewellery, Choo Yilin pays homage to Asian culture and heritage with its contemporary interpretations of si dian jin (four-piece gold jewellery set) and heritage inspired personalised wedding bands. In its ready-to-wear collections, the brand weaves intricate metalwork detailing with handpicked Burmese jadeite and vibrant, semi-precious gemstones – bespoke options available, too.
It’s all about the Singapore spirit at Pinwheel Jewels. This fine jewellery label used to retail international fashion jewellery brands such as Kenneth Jay Lane, but it has since filtered its offerings down to just one locally designed and crafted line: The Singapore Island Collection. Originally created to celebrate our golden jubilee, in 2015, this range of delicate necklaces, bracelets and pins features pendants shaped in the silhouette of Singapore – albeit back in 1965.
See pinwheeljewels.com for stockists.