If your gem game is on-point, you might have already heard of Alexandra Alberta, a covetable new jewellery brand that espouses a unique, whimsical luxury. Founded by London-based Singaporean designer Alexandra Yeo, the titular label is a rising star with features in Elle UK and Harpers Bazaar UK, as well as clinching the award for 'Emerging Designer' by Professional Jeweller in 2014.
The success of the brand can be chalked up to Yeo's singular passion and dedication. A certified gemologist who cut her teeth in the industry working for names like Rag & Bone, Opening Ceremony and Lanvin prior to starting her own line, Alexandra Alberta is a playful, contemporary sophistication defined by its signature heirloom-esque appearance.
Using alternative precious stones like coloured diamonds, coloured jades, coloured sapphires, aquamarines, rubies and kunzite spodumene — all sourced by Yeo herself via contacts in gem-rich countries — the properties of the jewels set the precedent by which she designs her pieces. In partnership with artisanal craftsmen across France, Thailand and Singapore, each collection weaves her stylish and technical aesthetic to create delicate, elegant collections that evoke distinct identities.
Formerly exclusive to the UK, Alexandra Alberta is now stocking the best-selling Metropolis collection at Manifesto at the Capitol Piazza. This is the first time the label has established a physical presence outside of Britain. Have a gander at some of the Metropolis pieces below:
Shop Alexandra Alberta at Manifesto at the Capitol Piazza or online here.