Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Choo Yilin says Thank You with a $300 Choo Yilin Shopping Voucher

Tis the season of gratitude. 

So much of our Bespoke Heirloom projects are referred to us by word-of-mouth. As a huge thank you to all of you, we are offering a $300 Choo Yilin shopping voucher for each successful referral of our Bespoke Heirloom projects. There is no need for any minimum purchase for use of the voucher. 

Do get in touch at info(at!) to find out more. 

With love,
the CYL team 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Project Faith in Love - from Y's eyes

Earlier, we shared the story of Y and R. Today, we continue with the sequel of Project Faith in Love from Y's eyes. Refer to the prequel of Project Faith in Love  and images on our Facebook Page

Project Faith in Love (from Y’s eyes)

I was in a bit of a panic. It was 2 weeks till the proposal date and I still had not found a ring to propose with. Everything else was planned and more or less ready to go but the proposal couldn’t happen without a ring. I searched the major jewelry stores in town but couldn’t find one that I know would be right for R. I also was not sure of her ring finger size yet. Time was running out. But God was good to me and out of the blue, one of R’s friends dropped me a message on facebook to check out Choo Yilin’s jewelry. After a night of browsing through their work, I was sold. This is what I wanted to get R. A unique, one-of-a-kind ring that could be designed by us. The first phone call came quickly and it was great, Yilin solved my problem of an engagement ring by suggesting I use one of their “Tying the knot” rings. I went down to buy the “Tying the knot” ring  and this is where faith played a big part. There was only one left and I just bought it. And to keep the story short, it fitted perfectly when I proposed and R loved the “Tying the knot” ring.

After that, the search for the gemstones for the actual ring started in earnest. I wanted to give R a 3-stone engagement ring, as it would reflect our marriage, 2 of us with God in the centre. After some months of searching, I was getting a bit worried again if it would be in time for the wedding. But again I was taught a lesson in faith as we entered the 4th month, as a set of 3 sapphires were found and it was such a rare find. The blue sapphire centre piece with 2 pale yellow trilliant sapphires were what we hoped for - subtle and lovely, and we loved the reminder of the sea and the sand through the colours as well. 

Tammy then did a great job of coming up with a ring design that encapsulated things R liked, like nature (tree branches, leaves) that left us wondering how it could be any better. But she managed to one-up it by creating the gallery space showing the wave analogy of our relationship, with its foundation in Christ. I meant for it to be a surprise for R, to be revealed when I presented the ring to her - and she loved it.

This journey was really remarkable and one that was really made in faith. From the initial engagement ring to the search for the gemstones to the designing of the ring, the fact that it all came together within the 6 month period before the wedding is something only God can orchestrate. Our deepest appreciations to all at Choo Yilin Artisan Jewellery, for being an instrumental part in this journey!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

WANTED! Choo Yilin needs more personal stylist santarinas

Choo Yilin needs more personal stylist santarinas for the festive season as the requests for solving our harried clients' needs get more and more intense. If you feel you have great style, love our products and enjoy recommending how women can mix and match, layer and stack our jewellery, we want you! 

The Personal Stylists Santarinas schedule can be flexible -- be it full-time or even just a day. We're happy to have you on board if you can show that you have what it takes to be a Choo Yilin Personal Stylist-Santarina. 

Please send in your CV and a short write up as to why you want to be a Choo Yilin Santarina this Christmas. E-mail:

Friday, December 6, 2013

Free Customisation & 15% Gift Back until 20 December 2013!

From 6 - 20 December 2013, the CYL Personal Stylist-Santarina team will be extending Christmas cheer. They'll be offering free customisation together with a 15% gift back voucher with all purchases above $500. 

This offer is valid during the private viewings at our Katong Clubhouse during these following times today, 6 Dec: 3 to 6:30 pm & Saturday, 7 Dec: 1 to 5 pm 

In addition to our XO, Cherry Blossoms Buds and Bloom pieces and our Sculptural Jade pieces, we will also have one-of-a-kind pieces not placed in the stores, as well as our bespoke heirloom gemstones for ogling. 

By appointment only. 
Please call Eva @ +65 9237 6396 or e-mail at info(at!) to book your slot.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Project Faith in Love

When Y and R commissioned us to create their engagement ring, they shared with us their relationship story using a beautiful analogy of the sea, which they both love – they saw themselves as two separate waves within the vastness of the oceans and through the ebb and flow of currents, they finally met and fell in love. They wanted a ring that reflects their faith that was so integral in their journey from two individuals to a couple ready to make a life-long commitment to each other.

The unheated blue sapphire gemstone represented their faith and the two trilliant sapphires represented Y and R.

As we will share in more pictures on our Facebook, you will notice that on the underside of the ring, we carved out an image of the beautiful analogy that Y and R shared with us – that they were two waves in the vastness of the ocean, and that found each other through their faith.

We’ve often said that the ring is a powerful symbol to a lot of people and Y and R is testament to that. Contact us to create your very own bespoke heirloom project – stories of love. Created for you, by you.

More pictures of Project Faith in Love on our Facebook soon.