Growing up in the family trade, Mattia and Chiara are on a mission to uphold the family legacy. Their father, Gianfranco Cilluffo, is the founder and current president of Orexport; and since the company’s founding in 1969, Orexport has dedicated itself to producing jewellery based on artisan traditions. Although it…

For a relatively young brand, Kahn High Jewellery has made great strides in taking the homegrown Hong Kong brand to the international arena. At their atelier in Central — Hong Kong’s vibrant business and retail centre — diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and other gemstones are put together with an almost obsessive…

Is it art or jewellery? Such is the question one is inclined to ask while looking at FREYWILLE pieces. Many of their collections pay homage to famous artists, such as Monet or Van Gogh, strikingly interpreted using fire enamel and gold. At the company’s workshop in Vienna, artists meticulously craft…

You know you have made it as a brand when the Queen of England has been seen wearing your creation not once, but more than a dozen times. Such is the case of Singapore Peranakan jewellery brand Foundation Jewellers, whose creation, the Peranakan Diamond Jubilee pin — a present to…

The best reinvention success stories happen when you believe in your product enough to know it’s time for a cool change. Such was the case for Italian jeweller FOPE. When Umberto Cazzola founded FOPE in 1929, it was a much different company. Its focus was on crafting stretchable watchbands, using…

Emperor Watch & Jewellery is a name synonymous to luxury timepieces from around the world. And in recent years, it has also carved a niche in the international jewellery landscape. From its early beginnings as the Shing On Kee Watch Shop founded by Yeung Shing along Hong Kong’s Shanghai Street…

In spite of her status in the industry, Dilys Young, the founder and designer of Hong Kong bespoke fine jewellery brand Dilys’, remains humble and unassuming — traits that endear her to her patrons, both local and international. “In our own quiet way, we are trailblazers,” shares Dilys. Her bold…

Lady Blue necklace with 10 Sri Lankan sapphires, weighing 100 carats, surrounded by pear and marquise diamonds A serendipitous encounter with 22 magnificent heart-shaped Sri Lankan sapphires, weighing over 170 carats, was the impetus for the latest suite of regal jewels, Lady Blue, created by the bold and innovative Hong…

Bliss necklace with 134 round diamonds in 18K white and rose gold Singapore-based Carat 55 believes in fashion-forward jewellery that requires minimalist styling. “Our pieces seek to bridge the gap between fine and fashion jewellery,” says the studio’s founder and designer, Zoie Teo. “They are imbued with a strong narrative…