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Having met and fallen in love at a design school, Michael Koh and Achillea Teng are in sync creatively ever since. The husband-and-wife tandem poured their individual expertise and shared passion into jewellery creations, culminating in the 2004 birth of the brand Caratell. Short for “carat can tell”, it has…

In the fine tradition of polymathic architect-designers such as Gio Ponti, Michael Graves and Philippe Starck, Zaha Hadid brought her provocative style and distinctive architectonic sensibilities to a new jewellery collection for the Lebanese jewellery house of Aziz and Walid Mouzannar. In 2004, the Iraq-born, London-based Hadid became the first…

A diamond encrusted, 18k gold spider ring sits on a finger, its delicacy and subtle ‘danger’ contrasting with the elaborate lace-like metal necklace that hugs the neck. A full-length flexible metal mesh sleeve, its fine details picked out in blackened bronze, embraces the arm like soft armour.   Spider ring,…

Versatile, beautiful and precious — diamonds are forever. The stone has characteristics that qualify as our best friend. This sparkling partner-in-crime is usually paired with fine materials such as white gold, producing masterpieces that are polished and attractive. A history of growing up with jewels, jewellery designer Vanessa de Jaegher…

In 1969, a 19-year-old jeweller captured the attention of our industry by winning the first, second, and third places in the prestigious Diamond Today competition. The following year, he won the Diamond International Awards (DIA) — considered the Oscars for jewellery — and proceeded to win eight more DIAs in…

Sometimes referred to as the “drama queen” of New York’s jewellery scene, Lynn Ban loves provocative designs. The Singapore-born, US-based designer has garnered an impressive celebrity clientele in just over five years.     Among the favourite pieces from her latest Omber collection are bold multi-strand ear cuffs that sit…

Having lived a vibrant youth and experienced popular culture through the likes of Andy Warhol, Francesco Clemente and Jeff Koons, Suzanne Syz produces pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind. It is no wonder that Geneva-based contemporary jewellery designer’s works appear rather whimsical yet, still elegant and appealing to the eyes.   Make…