Cultured classism: The Choo Yilin Peranakan Lace Pearl collection

Cultured classism: The Choo Yilin Peranakan Lace Pearl collection

Dainty treasures

Text: Angelyn Kwek

Choo Yilin puts a Peranakan twist on the timeless pearl with its latest collection

Think the elegance of Breakfast at Tiffany's crossed with the richness of Nyonya influences and you have the Choo Yilin Peranakan Lace Pearl collection. A jewellery classic that never gets old, the pearl is now treated with the Peranakan touch as the homegrown brand weaves its signature heritage motif into the pieces by way of a filigreed clasp.

From earrings to necklaces and bracelets, every delicate strand is beautifully detailed, bearing bejewelled semi-precious gemstones set into its intricate closures — cast in either rose gold or white rhodium — that range from amethyst and rhodolite garnet to the soft hues of sky blue and London topazes. With an opulence that offsets the sleek lustre of each individual freshwater cultivated pearl, the design aesthetic of the Peranakan Lace collection is the perfect East-meets-West combination that'll sit on your vanity as your new jewellery staple.


The Peranakan Lace Pearl collection is available at Choo Yilin boutiques and online.