Many original pieces will be on show for the first time in Southeast Asia at the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair, which runs from today through to the end of Monday.
Features of the display include Peranakan-themed jewellery from Foundation Jewellers, pieces from the Italian jeweller Famosi Singapore, as well as antique and vintage jewellery from Revival Vintage Jewels & Objects.
More than 100 upcoming designers, international manufacturers and private boutiques are exhibiting at the fair, at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, and items can be purchased.
Featured items include a Peranakan silver belt with phoenix-motif buckle and a tiara-shaped pendant from Foundation Jewellers. Both pieces are encrusted in brilliant-cut diamonds, set in 18-karat yellow gold.
Revival Vintage Jewels & Objects is featuring a 1940s double-clip diamond brooch designed as a scrolling baguette with a circular-cut ribbon by Trabert Hoeffer Mauboussin.
Presented by Famosi Singapore and Made in Paradise Luxury, the Oro D’Italia Pavilion will host Italian brands new to Singapore, including Mario Buzzanca, Massimo Ripa, Santagostino and Todini.
Singapore Jewellery Design Award (SJDA) winners will receive their awards at the fair today. Themed Metamorphosis, the competition challenged design students to create innovative commercially viable jewellery. The most outstanding designs will be transformed into jewellery pieces by the SJDA’s official manufacturing sponsor, Lee Hwa Jewellery.
The winners are – Day & Night: Liubov Klivitkina (Moscow State University of Design and Technology); Past & Future: Abigail Cutaran (University of the Philippines); Fluidity & Solidity: Lee Yu Chien (Taiwan Jewellery Arts Institute).
Visitors to the fair will be able to buy natural diamonds by taking advantage of the Declaration Program for Natural Diamond Exhibitors, an initiative by the event organiser UBM Asia and the Diamond Exchange of Singapore (DES).
“We want to make it easier for buyers to locate verified suppliers of natural diamonds in Singapore on the show floor,” says DES president Reuben Khafi. DES members who participate in the program will have a special label on their booths.
Throughout the four-day event, a series of seminars and workshops will educate visitors about jewellery design and gemstone trends, and feature experts such as Jewellery Design and Management International School dean Tanja Sadow and GIA Education instructor Panissara Navasamakkarnanja.