Unforgettable Phuket stays

From an idyllic escape amidst a coconut plantation to enjoying the scenic views of the Andaman Sea, these unforgettable PHUKET stays will make you want to extend your stay to a yearlong vacation.

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Amanpuri Resort

From coconut plantation to a timeless retreat with a nod to Ancient Ayutthayan architecture

The popular Amanpuri Resort is your answer to an idyllic escape. Interspersed throughout a mature coconut plantation on the west coast of Phuket, the retreat boasts Thai-style pavilions and villas that open onto outdoor sun decks and private dining terraces. The elegant pavilions offer oversized bathrooms and private terraces with outdoor lounging salas. If you are looking for some privacy, the villas lie towards the tip of the peninsula, each offering unobstructed oceanfront and garden views, and private swimming pools.

Pansea Beach Phuket 83110

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COMO Point Yamu

Contemporary Thai luxury alongside world-class facilities

There’s no escaping the romantic atmosphere at COMO Point Yamu. Located at the tip of Cape Yamu overlooking the Andaman Sea and the dramatic limestones of Phang Nga Bay, the resort offers an expression of contemporary Thai luxury alongside cutting-edge wellness facilities, a lawn reception, a beach club and world-class Italian and Thai cuisine. All 79 rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, blue and turquoise design accents offset by white and grey Sino patterned tiles and of course, spectacular views of the Andaman Sea.

225 Moo 7, Talang, Paklok, Phuket 83110

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What To Wear

Formentera in Orange Multi | Peppermint Avenue | Unforgettable Phuket Stays | Travelshopa

Peppermint Avenue

Formentera in Orange Multi

Silk Travel Jewellery Roll in Rose Violet | The Silk Bowerbird | | Unforgettable Phuket Stays | Travelshopa

The Silk Bowerbird

Silk Travel Jewellery Roll in Rose Violet

Maldives Wrap One Piece Tosca | August Society | Unforgettable Phuket Stays | Travelshopa

August Society

Maldives Wrap One Piece Tosca

The Slate

Industrial design meets tropical island paradise

Whisk away to another world – all it takes is a short drive from the airport – and step inside The Slate, a luxurious resort for the design-conscious. Set beside the tranquil shores of Nai Yang Beach, The Slate pays homage to Phuket’s tin mining heritage. Industrial elements sit harmoniously with the resort’s lush foliage and swoon-worthy views. The all-suite paradise offers 177 accommodation choices, seven luxuriously designed Pool Villas, eight restaurants and bars, and the award-winning Coqoon Spa.

116 Moo 1, Tambol Saku, Amphur Thalang Phuket 83110

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Eclectic Scandinavian Style

Eclectic Scandinavian style comes to life at the ARTIST RESIDENCE, a quaint boutique hotel in London. Recreate this character filled style with warmth as a base, and a pop of colour. Add a bevy of vintage, bohemian and contemporary furniture and homewares – keeping a cluster-free aesthetic in mind to enjoy the best of both worlds.

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Get The Look

Pair of Anglo Indian Mahogany Side Tables | The Past Perfect Collection | Artist Residence London | Eclectic Scandi Style | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

The Past Perfect Collection

Pair of Anglo-Indian mahogany side tables

46 Sofa | Proof Living | Artist Residence London | Eclectic Scandi Style | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Danish Design

46 Sofa

Kenzi Merino Wool Tassel Baby Blanket Navy | Norsu Interiors | Artist Residence London | Eclectic Scandi Style | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Norsu Interiors

Kenzi Merino Wool Tassel Baby Blanket in Navy

Mirror and Console with Marble Top, 1860s | Mobler Singapore | Artist Residence London | Eclectic Scandi Style | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Mobler

Mirror and console with marble top,1860s

Liberty of London | Clare Haxby | Artist Residence London | Eclectic Scandi Style | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Clare Haxby

Liberty of London

Console with Matching Mirror in Monkey-and Elephant Motif | Taylor B Design | Artist Residence London | Eclectic Scandi Style | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Taylor B Design

Console with Matching Mirror in Monkey and Elephant Motif

Pendant Black Light with 2 Chain | Bungalow 55 | Artist Residence London | Eclectic Scandi Style | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Bungalow 55

Pendant black light with 2 chain

Cloud Vase Chalk White, Large | mjresident | Artist Residence London | Eclectic Scandi Style | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

mjresident

Cloud Vase Chalk White Large

Table Coffee Y Base | WTP The Furniture Company | Artist Residence London | Eclectic Scandi Style | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

WTP The Furniture Company

Table Coffee Y Base

Artist Residence London | Eclectic Scandi Style | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa
Artist Residence London | Eclectic Scandi Style | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Fine Jewellery in Sydney

Layer them to your heart’s content or adopt a “less is more” approach – adorning treasurable pieces of fine jewellery is the best way to add a hint of glamour to your outfit. From using semi-precious stones to a variety of silver and gold jewellery styles, Sydney is sprawling with fabulous jewellery designers for you to choose from. We suss out a cluster of local brands you’ll want to pay a visit to in this guide to fine jewellery in Sydney.

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Image: By Charlotte

Au Revoir Les Filles

Jewellery inspired by story and romance

Strong and poetic keepsakes are translated into finely crafted jewellery at Au Revoir Les Filles. Born in Singapore, Teresa Tong studied modern Hauté Couture at Esmod Paris and spent 10 years designing for global brands like Manning Cartell and Charlie Brown before deciding to establish her own jewellery brand. Expect to find a range of modern yet intricate pieces created with nuanced details found even on the simplest designs, from specially designed clasps gracing the back of fine necklaces, to its signature stingray barb that pushes the boundaries of adornment.

Available online.

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BabyAnything

From bulky biker skulls to dainty keepsake heart rings

After graduating with a Fine Arts Degree in Jewellery and Object Design and years of industry experience, the founder of BabyAnything, Lucie Ferguson wanted to do things her way. She went on to create her own jewellery label, BabyAnything. Designed and handmade in Sydney, each piece is handcrafted from precious metals, from bulky biker skulls to dainty keepsake heart rings – perfect for every mood.

The Intersection, 128a Oxford Street, Paddington NSW 2021

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BabyAnything | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa

By Charlotte

Encapsulates the wonderment and raw beauty of island-life

Launched in 2012, cult jewellery label By Charlotte is inspired by renowned makeup artist Charlotte Blakeney’s passion for making women look and feel beautiful. Her jewellery designs are heavily inspired by the island life and a hint of boho, with designs varying from Charlotte’s signature lotus flower engraving to enriching symbols. All pieces are made using semi-precious stones and mother of pearl sourced from Rajasthan as well as silver, 18k gold and rose gold.

42 William St, Paddington, Sydney 2021

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By Charlotte | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa

Elinh Jewellery

Combines traditional jewellery making skills with modern technology

Elin Hammarström’s Scandinavian background sets the tone for most of her jewellery collections – Sleek designs with clever craftsmanship. Rings, cuffs, bangles, earrings, necklaces and pendants are made with Sterling silver, various types of gold including 9k and 18k gold, rose gold and white gold with black rhodium, platinum and an oxidised finish for a rustic feel.

38 Francis Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney NSW 2010

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Elinh Jewellery | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa

Jan Logan

A directional approach to timeless glamour

Cult jewellery brand, Jan Logan has made quite a mark in the industry, creating pieces for celebrities and A-listers. Elegant, timeless and luxurious jewellery are exclusively made at its design studio in Sydney. Take a glimpse into the glamorous life and with these alluring pieces. Jan Logan also has a collection for men, babies as well as a bridal collection.

36 Cross St, Double Bay NSW 2028

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Jan Logan | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa

Linda Tahija

Exquisite textures and patterning

Drawn to tell a story and hold a deep personal meaning for the wearer, Linda Tahija hopes that her creations will become such items, treasured and passed on from generation to generation. It’s easy to fall in love with pieces. Made from nickel free sterling silver and coated in precious metals, Linda Tahija’s collections are inspired by distinct, tribal patterns and artworks of ancient cultures. Whether a fine gold pendant, large bold Aztec style earrings or stunning rose gold jewellery, each piece demands attention.

Available at various stockists.

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Natalie Marie Jewellery

Combines precious and fine jewellery with fashion forward statement pieces

Natalie Marie Jewellery was born out of a passion for beautiful objects, a natural appreciation for the handcrafted, and a desire to create. Since its debut in summer 2012, Natalie Marie Jewellery has grown organically, releasing a series of collections, combining the timelessness of precious metals and the luminescence of semi-precious stones, in unique, delicate designs. We particularly love her range of enchanting rings.

11-13 Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach NSW 2107 | By appointment only

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Natalie Marie Jewellery | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa

Tremlett Jewellery

Purveyor for stunning pearl and gold jewellery and diamond rings

Trusted for over 30 years as a purveyor for exquisite jewellery in Sydney, Tremlett Jewellery boasts stunning collections of pearl and gold jewellery pieces and diamond rings. When combined with gold and other precious metals they create stunning necklaces, neckpieces, chokers, pendants, earrings, bracelets, rings and bangles.

Shop 2046 Westfield Bondi Junction 2022

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Vendome

Carries 16 luxurious international and local jewellery brands

Vendome presents a selection of 16 the finest luxury brands from around the world. Handcrafted, stylish, elegant, traditional, modern, these fine jewellery pieces are unashamedly luxurious and unapologetically exclusive. From Boucheron and Faberge Jewellery to the finest Watches Vendome sources true luxury from around the globe to your jewellery boxes.

60 Elizabeth Street Sydney NSW 2000

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The New Jewel

Take your outfit to greater heights with lashings of cool-girl glamour and swoon worthy pieces in THE NEW JEWEL edit. Shop wearable gems and this season's top jewellery picks like tassel earrings, statement leather cuffs and fine jewellery with gold accents.

THE ESSENTIALS

Toast Ring Slant Top (Yellow Gold) | Joanne L | The New Jewel | What to Wear | Travelshopa

Joanne L

Toast Ring Slant Top (Yellow Gold)

Silk Lilac Tassel & Purple Amethyst Earrings | G X G Collective | The New Jewel | What to Wear | Travelshopa

G X G Collective

Silk Lilac Tassel & Purple Amethyst Earrings

Donut /8-Row Stitched Disc Wood Adjustable Necklace Peach | WoonHung | The New Jewel | What to Wear | Travelshopa

Elverd Designs

Malachite Gold TBar Rings

Loop Double Necklace | Mase Jewelry | The New Jewel | What to Wear | Travelshopa

Mase Jewelry

Loop Double Necklace

Hook Clasp And Triangle Plate Leather Cuff in Black | Blithe and Merry The New Jewel | What to Wear | Travelshopa

Blithe and Merry

Hook Clasp And Triangle Plate Leather Cuff in Black

Dominike | Alijst | The New Jewel | What to Wear | Travelshopa

Alijst

Dominike

Alverina Wijaya, Chainless Brain

Fuelled by a headstrong and rebellious spirit, CHAINLESS BRAIN, aims to epitomise the boldness and independence of the contemporary woman with its fine crafted jewellery. Meet ALVERINA WIJAYA, the designer behind this Singapore-based jewellery brand.

Alverina Wijaya, Chainless Brain | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Jewellery making is no easy task for Alverina Wijaya – her first professional jewellery-making memory involves piercing a finger – but the tedious process comes with great rewards; happy customers and the satisfaction of creating her own designs.

Inspired by the liberating experience of creation, the Singaporean designer found her passion after studying Jewellery Design at Raffles Design Institute in Singapore and graduating in Fashion Marketing and Management from ISEM in Paris.

She set out to create simple DIY designs with Chainless Brain in 2006. Today, the jewellery brand has emerged as one of the finest jewellery brands in Singapore, carrying fine jewellery designs to quirky pieces expertly crafted from precious metals like 18K Gold and 925 Silver. 

That’s not all. Alverina also collaborates with local designers and initiatives like Textile and Fashion Federation Singapore and keeps more than 17k followers on Chainless Brain’s Instagram updated with her jewellery-making process and current projects. Read on to know how Alverina does it all.

How did you start out? What was your light bulb moment?

It started out purely as a hobby where we needed a name to represent ourselves back in 2006. And we did not expect that the brand would grow so much over the years and expand into the international market. It does take a lot of passion to come this far.

What’s your first jewellery memory?

If you mean professional jewellery crafting, I would say I remember cutting my finger from piercing a piece of silver sheet. Jewellery making is a tedious process, but looking how customers are satisfied with our work, it is all worth it.

Could you please describe your design process?

We usually take about 3-6 months to design and decide the new designs for the next collection. It really depends on our customers’ reviews base on the previous collection which explains why we take 6 months long to decide on the new designs. Our inspiration mainly comes from facets where we handmade our accessories for our Accessories line. We use these characteristics to put into our Jewellery line. In summary, we develop the designs from our previous collection.

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What’s the biggest challenge with being a creative in business?

Being asked to produce more than we are able to is the biggest challenge when the workload is already overwhelming and we need to push further to meet our deadlines.

You have an impressive social following. Could you give us 3 tips on how to increase social media presence?

We started to engage with influencers when Instagram just started out. It has grown over the years and we are glad that some followers have been really loyal to us since the beginning. Since Instagram’s system has changed, the game of engaging influencers is not as effective as in the past. We usually tell our customers to check out our Instagram during events, it does help a bit on that. Of course, posting good and relevant pictures helps to increase social media presence too.

You have collaborated with a few brands, and most recently FUZE, how do you choose projects/collaborations?

It is very important that both parties come together with the same vision, goals and objectives. Many a time, our collaborations did not work out because the splitting of the cost was not even. It is very important to understand the budget that we set aside for the collection and the goals to achieve by the end of the project. If the brand vision of our collaborators is aligned with us, we are more than welcome to work with them, even if it takes a few years to fulfil or complete the project.

"Jewellery making is a tedious process, but looking how customers are satisfied with our work, it is all worth it."

 

Alverina Wijaya, Chainless Brain | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Founder, Alverina Wijaya

Who would your dream collaboration be with?

I hope to collaborate with H&M or Topshop one day! Topshop in London is very supportive of their local designers. We need to make this happen in Singapore too!

What’s your top business advice to aspiring jewellery designers?

Don’t think too much, just follow your heart and do it.

In your opinion, what’s the current state of the local fashion industry in Singapore?

I love to see how the locals are supporting local designers these days. They are more knowledgeable about fashion through social media. It is very encouraging to see that many young designers are creating their own labels in their own unique ways. I would say the local fashion industry has been evolving, to a better and stronger one.

“It is very important that both parties come together with the same vision, goals and objectives. If the brand vision of our collaborators is aligned with us, we are more than welcome to work with them, even if it takes a few years to fulfil or complete the project.”

 

Alverina Wijaya, Chainless Brain | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

What are some current jewellery trends that have piqued your interest?

The choker! They are back in trend. We try not to follow the trend too much as we want to create something that is long-lasting so customers would wear them again for the next few years.

What is your most cherished piece of jewellery?

Every piece! They are like my babies. I feel the need to cherish every piece of them since I have put in a lot of time and effort before presenting them to the public. It really upsets me every time our stockists return us damaged goods when the jewellery has not been well taken care of.

Shop The Collection

Alverina Wijaya, Chainless Brain | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Chainless Brain

X Bar Cuff

Alverina Wijaya, Chainless Brain | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Chainless Brain

Colour Block Facets Ring

Alverina Wijaya, Chainless Brain | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Chainless Brain

Pearls Bar Ring

Alverina Wijaya, Chainless Brain | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Chainless Brain

Facets Bangle

Chainless Brain is available at various stockists across Singapore, Taiwan and U.S.A.

All images courtesy of Alverina Wijaya.

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