Choo Yilin brings back the Shophouse collection with a jade twist
If you've been faithfully following homegrown jeweller Choo Yilin since its inception, then the Shophouse collection is certainly no stranger to your jewellery box. And now almost exactly a year to the date, the award-winning label has launched a new iteration of this iconic series with a jade element that sees the timeless aesthetic of the Peranakan-inspired finery given a fresh embellishment.
Carved from Choo Yilin's signature Type A Burmese jadeite, this precious stone adorns the familiar emerald-cut, pastel-coloured gems — now expanded to include soft hues in sky blue topaz, smoky quartz and lemon quartz — to give the Shophouse collection a more overt oriental touch. The resulting pieces are a unique amalgam between structured lines and sleek curves that take a marked departure from the brand's usual design codes of floral filigree and lavish metalwork, bringing a streamlined yet no less graceful selection to the table. Consisting of a ring, earrings and necklace, the Shophouse Jade lineup is a rebooted classic you'd totally want to curate for your collection of heirloom jewellery.
The Shophouse Jade collection is available online and at the Choo Yilin flagship store at Mandarin Gallery, #02-23.