Jewellery doesn't always have to be shiny, fancy and ridiculously expensive. These Singapore-based brands know a thing or two about the art of making a statement – by keeping it subtle. Check out stunning pieces of handmade jewellery that feature pearls, semi-precious gemstones and even tea leaves that you can put on any day to spruce up your outfit.
Promising customers the freedom to express themselves while keeping things affordable, By Invite Only stocks elegant and modern jewellery ideal for everyday wear. Staying true to the brand's belief that jewellery should exist to embellish and not clutter, its minimalist pieces look great on their own and can also be layered up for a unique look. The best part is its mission of sustainability: its packaging is plastic-free and only conflict-free metals are used.
Creating meaningful jewellery is at the heart of what The Mindful Company does. It draws inspiration from the community and incorporates it into their craft. It's best known for its 'Reminder' series where you can personalise a bracelet or ring with a word of affirmation. Working towards exceptional sustainable craftsmanship, the brand partners directly with top jewellers through ethical practices, while making sure their jewellery remains at an accessible price point.
Aiming to achieve simplicity that still stands out, AZEN seamlessly incorporates natural elements into its designs. Each piece is handcrafted and centres around a gemstone. You can get rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces with a semiprecious stone of your choice like blue topaz, citrine, rose quartz, tourmaline, aquamarine and more.
At Carrie K, each piece is carefully and thoughtfully handcrafted, as consultation with designers and gemstone-sourcing make up a hefty part of their intricate process. Boasting a line of creative collections, their Heritage collection is particularly stunning and infused with local flavour. Fashioned after the iconic Peranakan tile, the intricate designs on the ceramic tiles features aspects of all cultures and old neighbourhoods from Chinatown, to Little India and Geylang Serai, immortalising important elements of our Singapore heritage to be passed down for generations. Its unique clasp system also allows you to combine multiple pieces in order to make a statement.
Launched by local designer Elaine Tan, Amado Gudek crafts its bling using by-products of waste – called bioresins – and other eco-friendly materials. She carefully moulds, casts, sands and polishes every individual piece by hand in her production studio. Most of the pieces incorporate plants and leaves – even tea leaves and sea moss. The plants are framed and embedded by hand into speckled bioresin blocks.
Each piece of every collection of WoonHung is lovingly handmade by skilled craftsmen from Cebu, Philippines, the embodiment of traditional skills of cottage industries that have been passed on for generations. While ensuring the sustainability of the livelihoods of these craftsmen, its approach to sustainability does not stop there. Woon Hung upholds its commitment to minimising waste by carefully sourcing and selecting renewable materials for its pieces.
Inspired by Proverbs 31:25, this jewellery store aims to instil in its customers a sense of strength and dignity and bring them freshness and delight as they adorn its creations. 3125 centres its creations around precious gemstones and pearls, seeking to highlight the beauty in its most natural form. You can find 3125's bling at Essential Extra at OUE Downtown Gallery.