Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jade Si Dian Jin Project

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A bride-to-be, S came to us looking for a Si Dian Jin project. Being a fan of our Jade collection, it was decided that the project would consist of 4 different pieces from the collection, with the highlight being a very luxe, modified pair of our Jade shoulder duster earrings.


As with many of the bridal pieces that we do, we brought a level of versatility to the Jade shoulder dusters; making them detachable for wear at other events not as formal as a wedding. For this project, we swapped out the usual studs on the shoulder duster for a pair of diamond studded leafy vine hooks, in 18KT gold.


The hooks can be worn alone, or with a combination of drops from the earrings at varying lengths, suitable for different occasions. Stay tuned for shots of more combinations!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Travel+Leisure, Southeast Aisa. October, 2011.

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Here's an interview with Y , in the regional edition of Travel+Leisure; read about where her favourite sustainable shopping is, or her favourite holiday stays. Many thanks to X for this!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Luxurious Vegetation: VICCAL™ + Choo Ylin + The Soirée Planner

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Natural skincare label VICCAL™, sustainable jeweller Choo Yilin and food conceptualist company The Soirée Planner come together to present a Luxurious Vegetation event; with products and services surrounding that theme.

Blended with 100% active ingredients from botanical extracts, VICCAL™ is the luxurious natural skincare solution to achieving naturally healthy skin at any age. It contains no harmful ingredients like alcohol, and no artificial fragrance, colourant, filler, preservative as well as plastic and silicone. The label has created skincare solutions containing the finest natural ingredients and actives from flowers and herbs to improve the appearance of your skin. It protects, balances and renews your skin's cellular structures so you enjoy youthful and balanced skin naturally.

Choo Yilin will be launching their much awaited Birthstone series; using precious and semi-precious stones, some never before seen in their ready-to-wear collections, each month of the year is represented by a different stone. In keeping with their homage to the UN's International Year of Forests for this year, the pieces are in the label's organic aesthetic with leafy vines to frame the personalised stones.

What better place to showcase this than at the residence of The Soirée Planner-- surrounded by lush greenery and in the shadow of Telok Blangah Reserve; food conceptualist Lily Lim will be offering home-made vegetarian food. She'll also be chatting about the variety of events The Soirée Planner caters to, from planning and holding private dinner functions to cooking classes, all in the comfort of a cosy, forested setting.

Date: 19th November 2011, Saturday
Time: 1100-1700hrs
Venue: The Soirée Planner
9 Preston Road
Singapore 109347

RSVP:
gloria(at!)chooyilin.com

or
The Facebook Event Page

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Birthstone collection preorder lunchtime event with Doorstep Luxury

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In the lead up to Christmas, Doorstep Luxury is working with Singapore’s artisan jewellery designer, Choo Yilin to launch personalised birthstones for each month of the year. Pre-order your unique stone and have it delivered just in time for Christmas. Pop by the Doorstep Luxury boutique for a personal reading by Myichel Sarah Lam, who will be revealing the use of gemstones to boost one's aura and enhance one's life. What’s more, Luxola.com will offer complimentary Express Manicure using Deborah Lippmann nail polishes.

Date: 10th to 11th November
Time: 1100-1900hrs
Venue: Doorstep Luxury Boutique,
127A Telok Ayer Street

RSVP: events@doorstepluxury.com

For Enquiries, Please Call 6896 1661

Friday, November 4, 2011

Media love for Bronze Leaves


Cleo, Singapore. September, 2011.

Designare, Singapore. October, 2011.


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Many thanks to all the media for the mentions of our Bronze Leaves; here are a couple that we've collected so far. They're available for purchase at Doorstep Luxury.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Project the More Sculptural, the Better

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E and J loved the Poppy Garden project we previously did, and that served as inspiration when K was designing this ring. The shank has a gnarly tree-bark texture which is our organic aesthetic, with the spinel held by twisting vines and framed by one of the most sculptural flowers we've done so far.

When we first found the spinel, it was a classic oval shape. Wanting to enhance the colour and brilliance of the stone, it was decided that our lapidary artisan work his magic on the gemstone and re-cut it into a cushion cut.


It was transformed; bringing out its true luster and colour, a very bold blue with slight undertones of green, a hue that we've come to love working with. The brilliance was enhanced greatly as well – alas, we couldn't capture this on camera.

The overall effect was sculptural and dramatic, with a feminine touch. We're happy to say that E and his partner are as happy with their finished piece as we are!