It may surprise many to know that Singapore is quickly becoming a hub for fabulously talented artisans. When it comes to accessories – jewellery in Singapore, in particular – there is no shortage of design creativity and quality products coming right from the people of the island. Moreover, contrary to popular belief, works by these talented jewellery designers in Singapore are highly affordable and unique, reducing the risk of you bumping into a “doppelganger” in a public place.
Being firm believers that making a fashion statement can be affordable without compromising design and quality, Blithe & Merry is one jewellery label not to miss. The brand includes the use of unconventional materials to create show-stopping statement pieces like intricately leather cuffs to bib necklaces. Our personal favourite – and one of their best sellers is the edgy Lionhead Doorknocker Leather Cuff as shown below.
Unique modern glass and silver jewellery
The Lifestyle Collective at PasarBella | 200 Turf Club Road Singapore 287994
Beadstak Studio isn’t your average jewellery boutique. This jewellery shop champions modern glass and silver jewellery, hand-crafted by artisan maker, Lisa O’Toole. Each piece of glass is crafted in the flame, using traditional Venetian lampwork glass techniques. The result is an array of elegant and simplistic jewellery designs like the Raspberry Red & Curdled Ivory Flowerdrop necklace (pictured below) that are heavy on technique and attention to detail. You will definitely find something unique and special here.
Semi-precious gems in vibrant colours
Bohemian Butterfly features an eclectic mix of handmade jewellery with timeless designs for all generations. The team uses the finest precious metals, semi-precious gems and vintage glass to create a humble collection of earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets. What’s unique about Bohemian Butterfly is the use of vibrant colours that’ll undoubtedly add delightful pops of colour to your outfits. Their tantalising designs feature impeccable artisan craftsmanship and are both contemporary and sophisticated while highlighting the beauty of femininity.
Playfully elegant handcrafted jewellery
#02-03 National Design Centre (Annex Building along Queen Street), 111 Middle Road Singapore 188969 | Also available at various stockists.
Carrie K. marries artisan-crafted jewellery with playfully provocative designs. The founder of this eponymous label challenges traditional notions and sees beauty in imperfection. This skill can be displayed in all her women’s and men’s collections where she showcases playfully elegant handcrafted jewellery in gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones. The jewellery connoisseur recently opened a new nest at the National Design Centre where you will encounter new additions like the Nut & Bolt twisty choker (pictured left).
Sophisticated mix of traditional and modern designs
#02-20E Great World City , 1 Kim Seng Promenade Singapore 237994| Also available online.
Focusing on ethical fashion and brilliant craftsmanship, Curator’s Den brings forth the minds of the young, imaginative and socially responsible by producing a mix of traditional and contemporary designs. We’re not kidding when we say their collections include an eclectic mix for both the young and young at heart. If you’re popping by, keep an eye out for brands like Zariin, Evocateur, Kurshuni, Tiffany Kunz Jewellery and Winden Jewellery; alluring art-driven pieces that feature 22K gold and sterling silver leaf accents. Just the perfect blend of innovative designs and glamorous sophistication.
Natural gemstones with a contemporary edge
Do you hold a soft spot for intricate gemstones in irresistible cuts? Then you will love Elverd Designs. Founded by Australian gemologist and jewellery designer Natalie Elverd, these elegant pieces of heaven make a great accompaniment for your casual to dressy outfits. Using hand-cut gemstones and 925 sterling silver and gold, Natalie creates bold statement cocktail rings, earrings, necklaces, and ear studs that are inspired by nature and geometry. Select from a range of 12 gemstones including blue topaz, smoky quartz, black onyx, green agate and yellow citrine, just to name a few.
Bold and statement pieces
If bold, statement or 3-D pieces are your go-to jewellery staples, you’ll feel right at home at Joanne L. This label, marries sensuality and aesthetics with timeless designs that showcase forms inspired by nature, geometry and architecture. The collection features earrings; rings, necklaces, cuffs and bangles accented with sapphires, amethyst and topaz gemstones. The After 6, Simplicitié and Off the Cuff collections include some of the amazing designs Joanne L. delivers.
#04-00, 115 Amoy Street, Singapore 069935 | Also available online.
We all need a couple of gems to brighten our outfits. Look no further as Lustre Jewellery specialises in exquisite semi precious gemstone jewellery, hand crafted by gifted artisans from around the world. Most pieces are one-offs, with stones sourced from India, the world’s gem capital. Founder Anaita Thakkar, continues to be very much involved in the selection of stones and designs. Visit Lustre Jewellery for a series of gemstones created in varied shapes, sizes, cuts and colour.
Bold, one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces
Tangs Orchard Level 2, 310 Orchard Road, Singapore 238864 | Also available at various stockists.
Among Singapore’s top jewellery designers, thanks to 20 years spent designing and creating unique contemporary pieces by hand, Marilyn Tan has built a name for herself creating one-of-a-kind pieces that are all hand-crafted. She loves to use both polished and unusual, uncut, un-faceted stones. She works mostly in .925 silver, 18k white and yellow gold. Marilyn Tan’s unique creations reveal an amazing perspective, defined with a rare talent.
Vibrant kid-friendly necklaces
Fun, vibrant and clad in a myriad of colours, Peachtree reminds us of the candy necklaces we made during arts and crafts. This comes close enough. The pieces are free from any other nasties you might find in your regular jewellery and they even offer teething necklaces, nursing necklaces and a whole range of accessories for little girls and boys. A great child-friendly option for new mums!
Mix of classic and contemporary pieces
#02-06, Acetech Building, 19 Jalan Kilang Barat, Singapore 159361 | Also available online.
This Singapore based jewellery boutique boasts a mix of both contemporary and classic pieces, designed to enhance your style and raise your spirits! Whether you’re looking for timeless pieces for your mum – or modern designs for a girlfriend, Stones that Rock have them all. Materials used include carefully chosen fresh water pearls, semi-precious stones and crystals, that are then accentuated by silver, ribbon and leather. Now who says fun, fashion jewellery can’t be classy?
Bohemian-inspired jewellery from artisans around the world
We’re sensing major bohemian vibes at Zarabelle. Why? Just look at their array of boho-chic jewellery available. Their collection includes a mix of artisan jewellery from various designers around the globe. Encounter pieces like14K gold crochet earrings finished with Swarovski crystal drops, silver bamboo bar earrings and ear cuffs with Swarovski crystal rhinestone balls hanging from a sterling silver marquise ear wire. What’s more, 5% of your purchased item goes to a Cambodia-based NGO, the Green Umbrella. Stay sustainable without compromising on style!