If it isn’t clear by now, we’re declaring our love of accessories.
While we remain fixated on high jewellery, we nurse a knack for fun, fashion jewellery, and there’s plenty of that here from our local labels. Join us in our support of homegrown names — check out this list of Singapore fashion jewellery brands that we constantly turn to for everyday wear.
By Invite Only
By Invite Only began eleven years ago when founder Trixie Khong saw a need for affordable jewellery that would suit sensitive and eczema-prone sensitive skin like hers. Over the years, By Invite Only has blossomed. Its jewellery is ethically made; factories under its umbrella implement strict labour practices that encompass fair wage and environmental protection. The brand also has its own carbon offset funds, where proceeds go towards the Jari Pará Forest Conservation Project run by Pachama. By Invite Only has recently acquired The Mindful Company, which is well known for its Reminder Cuffs of bands sporting encouraging engravings. Designs by the brand are typically delicate and dainty, with thin chains and feminine crystal, or horoscope-inspired pendants.
Shop online or at its stores in Vivo City, Wisma Atria and 313 Somerset.
Del Rio Jewels
If you like your jewellery bold and bright, look up fast-rising Del Rio Jewels. Founded by Henna Advani in 2019, the brand takes inspiration from her son’s name and her Spanish heritage. Del Rio Jewels was borne out of Advani’s and her husband’s travels to the marketplaces of Turkey. A scientist in cancer research by training, Advani had a passion for jewellery styling and enjoyed purchasing pieces abroad and selling them to friends. She wielded this love into a full-time company, and channelled her knack for detail into her designs. For instance, many of the earrings, such as the Micah one, are multifunctional. They can be detached and worn as assorted jewellery pieces like hair brooches and pendants. Advani tells us that her personal favourite design is the Tuyo — meaning ‘only you’ in Spanish — necklaces which are customisable and can feature the handwriting of a loved one, along with the chunky gold Bandhan rings. All pieces are 925 sterling silver and 14k gold plated, and incorporate Swarovski crystals. Del Rio Jewels designs also make a thoughtful gift. The hand assembled boxes are a product of the brand’s partnership with a packaging company in Jaipur, India to help women and children in need.
Shop Del Rio Jewels here
Lucy & Mui
Lucy & Mui was named after founder Rachael Kam’s maternal and paternal grandmothers who advocated perseverance and kindness. While Lucy & Mui is a favourite for engagement rings and wedding bands, it also offers a wealth of choices for everyday jewellery. No two pieces are the same here as the artisans mould, polish and set the pieces individually. The stones used range from conflict-free diamonds and mossanites to aquamarines and sapphires. If you have old jewellery that’s old, broken or inherited, Lucy & Mui can repurpose it. You can either rework a sentimental centre stone, or send in an old piece for recycling in exchange for store credit.
Shop Lucy & Mui here
For jewellery that’s niche and unique, look to Amado Gudek. The sustainable designs are created from eco-friendly bio resin that’s made from renewable resources sourced from waste of other industrial processes such as wood pulp. Each purchase is a labour of love as the processes of moulding, casting, sanding and polishing are all done by hand in the production studio in Singapore. Each design resembles an artpiece — its Moon Design earrings, for instance, feature iridescent moonstone gems and resembles a sparkling galaxy. The brand is, however, currently on hiatus. Follow them on Instagram for more updates.
Follow Amado Gudek here
3125 started out as a school project for Caroline Justine, who later turned it into a full-time project. Justine sources most of her raw materials from across Southeast Asia, and is dedicated to sustainability. 3125 is now shifting to a made-to-order model to reduce wastage and uses natural gemstones. It also typically sets aside 10 percent of sales for good causes; past causes it has supported are Tamar Village, a daytime restoration centre for former sex workers, and Smiles of Chiang Mai. Its current designs include one-of-a-kind fine jewellery rings and customisable signet ones; necklaces featuring pearls, beads, kadeite, shell and Swarovski pendants; and white jade bracelets.
Shop 3125 here