We have seen some spectacular industry crossovers through the year, such as singer RihannaxManolo Blahnik denim shoes line, enough to conclude that — two is better than one . It is no doubt that the trend would also take its place in the world of jewellery.
With the rising number of jewellery collaborations, international luxury jewellery brand, Jewelmer too, jumped on the bandwagon. Working with renowned Manila-based artist and designer Wynn Wynn Ong, the two have started collaborating on an exclusive collection since last year and have finally unveiled the long awaited collection at an exclusive trunk show at Asia Society in New York City last month.
SolitaireLuxe lists why the #JewelmerXWynnWynnOng collection is one to covet.
Love for Contemporary Art & Jewellery
The state-of-the-art pieces are a reflection of the pairing’s mutual love for contemporary art and wearable jewellery. The products of the collaboration features sophisticated designs that accentuate the beauty of the golden South Sea pearl imagined on a woman and are materialised through a meticulous jewellery making process.
Rich in Culture & Tradition of The Philippines
Home to both Wynn Wynn Ong and the family behind Jewelmer’s legacy, the designs are based on The Philippine’s mythologies. One of the masterpieces in the collection, Hanan, is named after the Goddess of the Morning. The piece resembles a garland of wild berries represented by golden and white pearls and tourmaline insects on its vines.
National Gem & Protecting the Environment
Lustrous and captivating at first sight, the golden South Sea pearls are pieces to sought for. One of the leading producers of South Sea pearls in the world, the gems are cultivated through a tireless process that takes up to five years and 377 individual steps.
When Wynn Wynn Ong partnered with Jewelmer to create the collection, her goal was to create pieces that highlighted the pearls’ perfection. Each design evokes Philippine myths that reflect the place that has become a home for both her and the family behind Jewelmer’s legacy. #JewelmerXWynnWynnOng #ComingSoon
Practising sustainability, the President and CEO of Jewelmer Jacques Branellec emphasises the importance of caring for the environment, “The pearl is a symbol of the health of the planet. Without a beautiful environment, we cannot have beautiful pearls”. Read our October #thoughts to find out how the brand’s cultivation process is his idea of giving back.
Image opener: Minaden earrings composed of two golden South Sea pearls, set with pink Brazilian tourmaline, green tourmaline cabochons, faceted topaz in 18k yellow gold; Alunsina cuff composed of eight baroque South Sea pearls, set with diamonds and moonstonecabochons in 18k white gold; Haliya ring composed of one golden South Sea pearl, set with green prasiolite in 18k yellow gold