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					                                                                             weekend Today ocTober 2 - 3, 2010          T8                                                                                                                      weekend Today ocTober 2 - 3, 2010        T9


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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-
                                                                                                        MAJESTIC
                                                                                                        MASTERPIECES                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               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,
lynettek@mediacorp.com.sg                            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,
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     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
                                                                                                                                                                                Goldheart Jewelry
                                                                                                      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                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                 Asymmetrical yet
                                                                                                      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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