There are things aplenty that make us uniquely Singaporean, but a resolute icon is undoubtedly the colourful ornate shophouses that has sat through the birth of our nation in the 1800s' to this day. Standing as the symbol of our diverse culture and a visual preservation of our heritage, it's practically ordained that local award-winning jewellery label Choo Yilin would look to these Peranakan shophouses as their muse.
Taking their cues from tradition, the eponymously named collection traces the long silhouettes of the shophouse's classic wood windows and doors, translating the oblong architecture into multi-faceted rectangular stones of rose quartz and light blue and green chalcedonay. Chosen for their soft hues to reflect the signature pastel-shaded façade of the Joo Chiat shophouses, the exquisite emerald-cut gems are set in elaborate white rhodium and rose gold metalwork reminiscent of the intricate motifs adorning these heritage buildings.
An enchanting collection consisting of coordinating necklaces, earrings and rings, these pieces capture the essence of a lauded cultural and national icon, perpetuating our heritage into enchanting fine jewellery you'd be proud to wear everywhere.
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The Shophouse Collection is an online exclusive launching on 10 May here.