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Rock steady forward designs, as well as unique heirloom
pieces, SJF 2010 showcases an all-encom-
passing spectrum of gems, including pre-
Safe no more
FOR the past two decades, G2000
comprises four lines: Collection, Es-
sential, Comfort and Accessories.
G2000 Woman Collection, the
Collection pieces are boardroom-
appropriate without being blah,
while the Essential line carries the
It’s not just fine jewellery mium pearls and rare gemstones. has been a go-to stop for reliable, brand's main line, offers styles that safe office basics.
on show at Singapore The first five days of the event, themed 1 Royal Quintessential if somewhat predictable, work- are chic and trend-driven — think And because one can never
JewelFest — it’s ‘fine living’ Majestic Masterpieces, will feature spectac- necklace by Mouawad wear. Well, you can scratch that. tailored printed shorts, patterned have too much of a good thing, the
ular pieces which the organisers describe This showstopper This fall, the chain celebrates shift dresses, and boucle jackets — brand will be updating its shelves
Lynette Koh as “red-carpet dazzlers and regal jewellery by Mouawad — the its 20th birthday in Singapore by while retaining the brand's wallet- with new stocks every fortnight,
firstname.lastname@example.org creations”. This translates to pieces such as international jewellery house 4 King Of The Jungle pendant undergoing a total facelift. Its newly friendly price tags. Prices for this with more than 300 designs in store
Mouawad’s Royal Quintessential necklace, favoured by actual, as well as by Stenzhorn (presented by revamped women's clothing range line range from $49 to $119. The at any one time. LYNETTE KOH
ORCHARD Road gets a lot brighter this which features 10 blue sapphires and more red-carpet, royalty — features 10 Lee Hwa Jewellery)
weekend — thanks to the glare from more than 10 carats of diamonds. blue sapphires weighing 15 carats, Made of white and champagne diamonds,
than $100-million worth of fine jewellery. From Oct 6 to 10, fashion-forward and 10 carats of diamonds, set in 18K white with eyes of emerald set in 18K white gold,
Into its eighth year, annual jewellery pieces take centre stage under the theme gold. this sparkly beast is our type of wildlife.
extravaganza Singapore JewelFest (SJF) Artistry and Gems. In a JewelFest first, it is
brings creations from all over the world in not just unusual designs such as Goldheart’s 2 Tantalising pendant by Hearts On Fire 5 Rosa Marie necklace by Soo Kee
a 10-day exhibition held at the custom-built ikebana-inspired rose gold choker that will (presented by TianPo Jewellery) Jewellery
Jewel Pavilion at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. be on show; curated by the Art Seasons gal- Set in 18K white gold, this diamond-encrusted Lavish Baroque aesthetics inspired this
It’s a highly anticipated event for lovers lery, the works of Asian artists such as David pendant was inspired by the lace of the gowns statement piece, which comprises a whopping 53.28
of all things shiny and beautiful. Last year’s in- Chan and Zhang Peng will be presented. worn by Queen Victoria. carats of diamonds, set in white and black gold.
stalment attracted more than 20,000 visitors Explaining the debut of fine art at SJF
— and racked up $9 million in retail sales. 2010, the event’s chairman Gary Goh said 3 Regalias necklace by Lee Hwa Jewellery 6 The Frog Prince ring by Baerjewels
Working with the theme “Gems and it was to “heighten the awareness of, and Lustrous black rhodium and diamonds are Here’s a Frog Prince we wouldn’t mind kissing: Hong
Masterpieces”, this year’s blingfest puts appreciation for, fine jewellery as works of juxtaposed to create a modern and bold Kong label Baerjewels has transformed a South Sea
the spotlight on the artistry and diversity art, and to enable the appreciation of fine statement in a necklace inspired by Queen Keshi pearl into one very desirable amphibian royal,
of fine jewellery, and boasts the event’s living, not just fine jewellery.” Isabella I of Castille. resting on a diamond-studded lotus leaf.
widest range of jewellery yet. Fine with us. We pick the dazzlers to
Featuring both classic and fashion- watch out for.
ARTISTRY AND GEMS 5 Rose Hana necklace by
1 Beauty Of South Sea earrings by
Euro Pearls Ikebana, the Japanese art of
Classic pearl earrings get a very flower arrangement, inspired
glittery upgrade: Here, oval South this statement necklace. The
Sea pearls are accentuated with pave rose-gold choker features
diamonds set in 18K white gold. details made using gemstones
such as pink tourmaline and
2 Infusion ring by Laurentia pink topaz, as well as gold
Fashioned from 18K white and tassels.
yellow gold, this flower ring by Italian
jewellers Laurentia looks like a dainty 6 Clover ring by
art sculpture. March Jewels
3 Succession bangle by Hearts harmoniously balanced,
on Fire (presented by TianPo the Clover ring features
Jewellery) a 3.10-carat amethyst
Organic curves — and 281 diamonds set in rose gold that ends with a marquise-cut
weighing 23.38 carats — make this smoky quartz set in yellow gold.
bangle simple yet striking.
4 Nirvana pendant by Mine To Mine
(presented by Soo Kee Jewellery)
Hong Kong-based Israeli jewellery
designer Roni Namdar executes an
artistic interpretation of eastern
spiritual philosophies — using 74
diamonds totalling 3.74 carats.
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