Call it what you want, but fashion jewellery has a place in any style-conscious person’s jewellery boxes. More than simply glitter, they often feature remarkable handcraft techniques, original designs, and interesting concepts — making them no less precious or gorgeous as their high-end fine jewellery counterparts. It also helps that they are also much more affordable — something we can all appreciate with our tighter budgets these days.
Here we have a list of some of the most promising up-and-coming local jewellery brands that deserve your attention, and are worth considering if you’re looking to pamper yourself or a loved one on any given day worth celebrating.
Enter this new Singapore-based, Fair Trade jewellery brand inspired by the universal, unconditional love that persists against all else, that founder Vera Mao believes also represents the intimate bond between mother and child.
Their demi-fine jewellery collection debut — entitled Tous Les Jours, celebrates all that with each piece a representation of the different facets that make up a mother’s love. From minimal and elegant to romantic and sophisticated, you’re bound to find a piece to treasure dearly.
Top Row: MAMA LOCKET TOGGLE NECKLACE ($255).
Bottom Row: MAMA & BABY BEAR BRACELET SET ($205).
The Atelier Agape jewellery pieces featured are now available exclusively online.
Eden + Elie
This Singapore-based jewellery brand is affectionally named after the founder’s two children. Established in 2015, their exquisite pieces focus on hand-weaving techniques to create functional, wearable pieces with a modern contemporary aesthetic. Carefully handcrafted with premium materials by their very own artisans through an intricate design process, their jewellery pieces are imbued with the precious quality of handmade products while also appearing as luxury pieces.
From LEft to Right: EDEN + ELLE MODERN PERANAKAN ADJUSTABLE LENGTH NECKLACE + BANGLE LILAC SPECIAL GIFT SET (USD 299), EDEN + ELIE MOTHER-DAUGHTER TWINNING NECKLACES (USD 224), EDEN + ELIE HANDWOVEN CIRCLES STATEMENT DROP EARRINGS IN MINT GREEN (USD 139).
The Eden + Elie jewellery pieces featured here are now available online.
House Of Rajput
This multi-label contemporary jewellery brand is Singapore’s first when working with Indian craftsmen to celebrate and empower women with their fine curation of statement wearable accessories. House Of Rajput sculptural pieces pays homage to the royalty and valour of ancient Rajput warriors from Rajasthan, with each piece of jewellery from their offerings reflecting the impeccable design and finesse handcrafted to perfection over generations by Indian artisans.
Their latest Spring/Summer Collection entitled Elements is a tribute to the beauty of oceans, mystical sea creatures, and vivid corals. Studded with Swarovski crystals and assembled individually by hand in India, expect one-of-a-kind statement earrings, bracelets, and neckpieces sure to captivate when worn on every occasion.
Top Row: Wade Ring ($72), Vanora Earrings ($129).
Bottom Row: Kyla Ring ($133), Azure Ring ($84).
The House of Rajput jewellery pieces featured are now available online.
This local conceptual jewellery brand taps into the fundamental utilitarian concepts in architecture and its relationship with nature to create uniquely stunning pieces you simply need to add to your collection!
From left to right: Orchid Trio Earrings ($249), Orchid Necklace ($269), Orchid Duo Ring ($199).
Also check out (in)trigue’s Heart Collection, specially created in collaboration with Community Chest Singapore, where 50% of all its sales will be donated to the Courage Fund to aid vulnerable families affected by COVID-19. Our favourites here are the Heart Bracelet in Rose Gold ($65) and the Gem of My Heart Necklace in Silver ($89).
The (in)trigue jewellery pieces featured are now available online.
This local jewellery line produces its designs in Singapore and are ethically-crafted in a jewellery factory in Bali. Derived from the Sanskrit word for beloved, the line takes inspirations from treasured moments in nature’s stillness and human connection, rooted in the desire for you to live a conscious life of intention and purpose.
Working exclusively with certified silver and brass, PYAR’s refined and alluring pieces each tell their own travel odyssey that will hold your soul and encourage you to find your affinity with their ethos.