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  • Green and Grandiose

    Green’s spectacular hue symbolises a myriad of meanings and emotions. Deep, dark greens evoke mystery and sophistication while lighter, more pastel colours bring to mind vitality and new beginnings. In the world of fine jewellery, green gemstones are the archetype of glamour and freshness, thereby enhancing the wearer’s natural beauty.

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  • Pink Paradise

    The ultra-feminine pink infuses a touch of delicate allure into a variety of everyday items, from mundane thingamabobs to highly personalised pieces, jewellery included. Expansive shades of pink, which range from fuchsia to paler tints, match every woman’s unique personality – nurturing yet protective; virtuous yet fierce; fragile yet resilient.

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  • Tale of a city

    The 19th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition yielded bejewelled vignettes of Hong Kong’s amazing evolution from a small fishing village to a bustling international metropolis that fuses Eastern and Western influences in a culture all its own.

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  • The virtuoso within

    Japanese jewellery designer Jurio Fujita takes creative freedom to the next level with his mythical, ethereal designs. His creations, adorned with dazzling gems and pearls, are microcosms of the world we live in – strange, beautiful, mesmerising.

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  • Myanmar pearl dealer eyes Asia

    Myanmar is making its presence felt in the global pearl market with its South Sea pearls gaining popularity in recent years. Well-established pearl farms and satisfactory pearl auction results in Hong Kong further boost demand for South Sea pearls from Myanmar, allowing pearl dealers from the country to expand overseas.

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  • Bold, beautiful, feminine

    Design-centric jewellery pieces have become a staple in a modern woman’s overall style. With designs ranging from minimalistic to intricate, or daring to dainty, fine jewellery pieces in a mix of gold colours and embellished with dazzling diamonds and gemstones are the perfect embodiment of a woman’s complex and intriguing personality. Prolific jewellery designer Payal Shah gives us a glimpse into her world of subtle elegance through her designs.

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  • The Virtuoso within

    Japanese jewellery designer Jurio Fujita takes creative freedom to the next level with his mythical, ethereal designs. His creations, adorned with dazzling gems and pearls, are microcosms of the world we live in – strange, beautiful, mesmerising.

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  • Staying true to passion

    Designer jewellery pieces have become even more in demand as millennials gradually take centre stage in the commercial scene. To stay ahead of the game, jewellers must keep injecting new ideas into their collections, given that seasonal cycles are becoming shorter than they used to be. During one of his recent tours to Asia, world-renowned jewellery designer Stephen Webster sat down with JNA to talk about his vision as one of his generation’s most celebrated jewellery artists.

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  • The “OH” factor

    While it may be challenging to inject the “wow” factor in a jewellery design, a simple “oh” is sometimes enough to amaze clients, especially millennials who are constantly looking for extraordinary ways to express themselves. Budding designer Keiko Mori from Japan established her jewellery brand “ohrora” in 2014 with young, energetic and artistically rebellious jewellery lovers like herself in mind.

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  • Of jewels and poems

    Taiwanese designer Harry Lu spent 30 years in the electronics industry before finding his true calling: Designing jewellery. In this interview, Lu talks about his seamless transition to the creative field and discovering his innate talent in the arts.

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  • Shining light on young African talent

    The De Beers Group’s southern African design competition helps nurture talent in diamond-producing countries by providing a platform for emerging jewellery designers to showcase their skills. Winners of the 2016/17 edition pay tribute to their environs in their captivating designs illustrating the beauty of nature.

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  • Inspired Creations

    Taiwanese jewellery designer Rachel Wen established her jewellery brand Chara Wen about 15 years ago as homage to an infinite love for her daughter. Through her jewellery, Wen channels love and blessings to the people around her; her creations exuding joy and the beauty of life.

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  • Bridging the Past and the Present

    Having run a garments business and a gallery, jewellery designer Jenny Lee has cultivated her artistic sense over the years. On top of her fondness for vintage designs, the Taiwanese jeweller produces delicate, beautiful creations of outstanding craftsmanship, with each piece demonstrating a perfect balance between strength and tenderness.

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  • Flower Queen

    Juan Lau Wordsworth is one of many up-and-coming prolific jewellery designers who found themselves in the jewellery business by accident. In this interview, she talks about her journey to the creative realm and her design philosophy, as well as her love affair with flowers – an enduring inspiration in her collections.

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  • In search of JAPAN’S FINEST JEWELLERY

    The Japan Jewellery Association (JJA) has unveiled the winners of its 2017 design meet. For the last 28 years, the JJA Jewellery Design Awards has been the country’s most prestigious jewellery design competition. Not only does it promote Japan’s innovative jewellery design and advanced craftsmanship, it is also an important platform to discover and nurture new talents with great vision for the industry’s future development.

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  • The look of luxe

    Modern women and their many different personalities are at the core of colourful jewellery pieces designed by sisters Annick Jordi and Noëlle Vieillard-Jordi of Switzerland-based bahina Sarl. Delicate yet spirited, these jewels are the ideal representation of today’s woman – bold, beautiful and confident.

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