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Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2016 – Bedazzled this weekend

Prepared to be bedazzled by breathtaking, uniquely handcrafted jewellery this weekend

Over 100 upcoming designers, international manufacturers and private boutiques are exhibiting at the fair

Singapore, 3 November 2016 – Discover a breathtaking array of stunning jewellery this weekend at the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2016. A range of exquisitely handcrafted jewellery, first-time pieces, to view or buy, include Peranakan-themed jewellery from Foundation Jewellers, pieces from the Italian jeweller Famosi Singapore, as well as antique and vintage jewellery from Revival Vintage Jewels & Objects. Along with these pieces on show for the first time in Southeast Asia, is a wide array of jewellery at prices set to suit any budget. Over 100 upcoming designers, international manufacturers and private boutiques are exhibiting at the fair, which takes place at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre from Friday to Monday, 4-7 November 2016 between 11am-8pm (4-6 November) and 11am-5pm (7 November).

Some of the unique intricate jewellery pieces that Foundation Jewellers are exhibiting include an elegant Peranakan silver belt with phoenix-motif buckle and a stylish tiara shaped pendant. Both pieces are encrusted in brilliant-cut diamonds, set in 18-karat yellow gold to symbolise the grandeur of royalty.

Traditional Peranakan belt with phoenix-motif buckle

Revival Vintage Jewels & Objects will feature a stunning diamond double clip brooch designed as a scrolling baguette and circular-cut ribbon by Trabert Hoeffer Mauboussin. The brooch’s timeless beauty dates back to the 1940s.

A Diamond Double Clip Brooch, by Trabert Hoeffer Mauboussin

The Oro D’Italia Pavillion presented by Famosi Singapore and MADE IN PARADISE LUXURY will host esteemed Italian brands like TODINI, Santagostino, Massimo Ripa and Mario Buzzanca, which are new to Singapore’s jewellery market.

Bracelet Butterfly by TODINI

Singapore Jewellery Design Award

The Singapore Jewellery Design Award (SJDA) will be presented at the fair on Friday, 4 November 2016. Themed “Metamorphosis”, this year’s competition challenged design students to create riveting and commercially viable jewellery for the modern woman through versatility, innovation and creativity. The most outstanding designs will be transformed into dazzling pieces of jewellery, produced by SJDA’s official manufacturing sponsor – Lee Hwa Jewellery.

The list of 2016 winners are:

  • Category A (Day & Night)- Winner: Ms Liubov Klivitkina, Russia, The Moscow State University of Design and Technology

  • Category B (Past & Future)- Winner: Ms Abigail Cutaran, The Philippines, University of the Philippines

  • Category C (Fluidity & Solidity)- Winner: Ms Lee Yu Chien, Taiwan, Taiwan Jewellery Arts Institute

“Young designers play a pivotal role in injecting the jewellery industry with a fresh contemporary outlook on the creative development of jewellery designs and techniques,” said Charles Ho, Managing Director, On Cheong Company Pte Ltd and President of the Singapore Jewellers Association. “Their artistic creativity will revolutionise the industry and bring innovative designs to life. Through the awards, we hope to tap into the abundance of raw talent out there and recognise these promising young designers by providing them the opportunity to display their unique skills and designs.”

Mr. Kean Ng, Business Director, Lee Hwa Jewellery, said, “This year’s theme, “Metamorphosis”, is selected to push the boundaries for jewellery design. Students are challenged to create riveting and commercially viable jewellery for the modern woman. The theme calls for designs that would showcase versatility, innovation and creativity through a keen understanding of the current jewellery market. This year’s entries have provided an encouraging outlook on the future of the jewellery design landscape in Singapore. We would like to thank all the participants and congratulate the finalists and winners of the competition.”

Declaration Programme for Natural Diamond Exhibitors

Those seeking to purchase natural diamonds during the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair will also be able to take advantage of the Declaration Programme for Natural Diamond Exhibitors, an initiative by UBM Asia (organisers of the event) and Diamond Exchange of Singapore (DES). “We want to make it easier for buyers to locate verified suppliers of natural diamonds in Singapore on the show floor. As such, only members of DES who participate in the Declaration Programme will be allowed to display a standard label in a prominent position on their booths identifying them as natural diamond suppliers,” said Reuben Khafi, President of DES.

Jewellery insights at your fingertips

Throughout the four-day event, the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair will be hosting a series of seminars and workshops designed to educate visitors about the latest jewellery design and gemstone trends. The seminars will feature distinguished experts such as Tanja Sadow, Dean and Director of Jewellery Design and Management International School and Panissara Navasamakkarnanja, Instructor, GIA Education, who will be sharing their tips, insights, perspectives and knowledge on topics such as “Assessing Diamond Cut Workshop”, “Buyer’s Guide to Gemstone Value” and “History and Value Factors of Pearls” to allow participants to learn, understand and gain a more profound appreciation of fine jewellery and gems.

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About Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair

Exclusively endorsed by the Singapore Jewellers Association and the Diamond Exchange of Singapore, Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair is the most important fine jewellery event in Singapore and the region. In 2015, the event attracted over 100 internationally-acclaimed exhibitors, targeting the region’s fastest growing high-net-worth population, jewellery enthusiasts as well as jewellery trade buyers. The fair is organised by UBM Exhibition Singapore Pte Ltd, member of UBM Asia, the organiser of the world’s leading fine jewellery event, the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

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