October 25, 2018

Thank you for the shout-out Channel News Asia!

It is never a dull moment when it comes to choosing a fine coloured gemstone for your bespoke piece of jewellery. Head on down to Marina Bay Sands this weekend and enjoy our exclusive promotion of $300 off the project’s bill when you customise your bespoke piece with us this weekend. Valid only from 26 – 29 October, at the Singapore Jewellery and Gem Fair 2018. https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia.com/style/singapore-jewellery-gem-fair-sjgf-2018-engagement-rings-wedding-10857054

October 24, 2018

Join us at SJGF 2018, Marina Bay Sands, 26th – 29th October 2018. Exclusive Promotion awaits!

We will be showcasing our latest collection of unheated Sapphires, Malaia Garnets, Tsavorite Garnets, Spinels, in a wide assortment of colours, including our new ready-to-wear collection. 26th October (Friday)  – 29th October (Monday), drop by Marina Bay Sands, Booth F112 to view. Customise your art pieces with us at the show, in time for Christmas! ************************************************************************************* Book a customised order with us at this fair from 26 – 29 October and take $300 off your total bill. Applicable to all customised jewellery, including wedding bands and wedding jewellery. Quote “IGOCT2018” at booth #F112 this weekend. Valid only during above dates, only at Marina Bay Sands Expo Hall. Not valid post-event….

June 26, 2018

What exactly is the Mandarin Spessatite?

What exactly is the Mandarin Spessatite and how rare is it? Most people mistake a garnet to have red or reddish brown tones. However, the garnet family is fairly big. Some examples of garnets used in fine jewellery: Tsavorite garnets (Green colour) Malaia garnets (pink, peach, salmon, pink-purple colours) Demantoid garnets (green, olive green, green-yellow colours) Rhodolite garnets (berry, wine colours) Mandarin garnets (orange, yellow-orange, orange-brown, reddish-orange colours) The base colour of Mandarin Garnets is orange, often times, with a yellow, brown or red modifier. Resulting in a colour that is yellowish-orange, orange with brown overtone or orange with red overtone. These colours can look nice but the best colours…

March 20, 2018

Redesign and re-set your old jewellery with us in Singapore

Ever had a bunch of old jewellery items that need refreshing, but you’re not quite sure what to do with them? Below is an example of an old diamond ring and diamond ear studs that have been well-worn over the years and the owner wanted to have it re-designed into something else. Is it not beautiful after being re-designed and re-set into a diamond cross pendant? Re-design into a piece that can be worn daily without being overly ostentatious.

January 9, 2018

Anniversary Ring in Organic Style (Singapore)

A ring that was customised as a wedding anniversary gift with 3 coloured diamonds to signify the couple’s 3 children. A style that is unique, yet understated and wearable daily with somewhat of a cool factor and definitely not something off-the-shelf. The lady wanted a design that symbolised the pure, natural love for her family, husband and children, hence the organic-styled design of this ring. As with any family dynamics, there is always undulating up and downs symbolised by the uneven texture of this ring. But at the end of the day, everything comes full circle, symbolised by the circle of this ring. What is special about this ring is…

October 2, 2017

Tahitian Pearl and Diamond Ear Drops

A stellar pair of Tahitian pearls and diamond cluster ear-drops. At 13mm diameter, this pair of Tahitian pearls are of AAA, fine quality with no blemish and very good reflective lustre. Specially sourced on a commissioned basis, this pair of perfectly round Tahitian pearls are of superb quality. Factors that affect price of pearls: Roundness: Pearls are classified according to perfectly round, semi-round, oval, button, baroque, cercled (yes, you read that right. There is no spelling error – it is not circled). Shine/Lustre: Excellent mirror-like lustre, very good lustre, good lustre, average lustre and weak lustre. Surface: No imperfection/blemish, minimal imperfections, imperfections and important imperfections   Size also plays a…

December 30, 2016

Propose with our Signature Snowflake design

Unheated Sapphire in Signature Snowflake Design

In their mission in find a special engagement ring that will commemorate their time spent in Singapore, this lovely couple chanced upon our bespoke custom service of handcrafting fine quality jewellery. Their request was to find a beautiful unheated, untreated sapphire that would catch the eye of this very lucky lady. As her now-fiancee had put it, they were looking for a sapphire that would match the color of her eyes. Alternatively, they were hoping to find a shade of blue that reminds them of the ocean. Unheated Sapphire, set in our Signature Snowflake design, with marquise and round diamonds, there is no better way to capture this Christmas proposal…

October 31, 2016

Visit us at the Singapore Jewellery and Gem Fair 2016

August 29, 2016

Pink Proposal Ring

Unheat Pink Sapphire Ring with Heart Detailing

A proposal ring does not have to be blue. Pastel pinks make for pretty and romantic engagement rings. Seen here is a round, unheat pastel pink sapphire, flanked by 4 pieces round diamonds set in a wave design with a heart-shape detailing on the cross-section. In 18K white gold. Petite and dainty yet fuss-free, this design is evergreen which allows most of the attention to be focussed on the unheat pink sapphire.  

August 29, 2016

Pink Bridal Jewellery

Pink Tourmaline Princess Cut Diamond Earrings

Pink Tourmalines make for great jewellery. Ranking 7-7.5 on the MOHs hardness scale, tourmalines can be set into rings, earrings, pendants and even bracelets. Let us not get confused with the MOHs hardness scale. For example, diamonds that rank a sturdy “10” on the hardness scale, does not mean that the diamond is invincible. It merely means that it is scratch-proof. Diamonds are however, not chip-proof or break-proof. The MOHs hardness scale merely shows the ability of a certain material/mineral to scratch another softer material/mineral. This means that if one were to bring a hammer down on a diamond or say knock a diamond on a fairly hard material or…

August 29, 2016

Red Gemstones – not Rubies

Red Garnet Bridal Dangling Earrings

A special pair of pyrope-almandine garnet ear drops. Set in 18K white gold with a nice mix of pear shapes, marquise and round diamonds, we create a very pretty pair of earrings in a romantic style. This pair of earrings was created as a part of a bride’s wedding fine jewellery set, to be worn with the bridal gown. Set in a design that is special enough to be worn with her bridal gown on the actual day, yet not overly complicated that it cannot be worn more frequently thereafter, brainstorming such a design requires the art of intricate balance. If you like a red gemstone, no need to yearn for…

August 8, 2016

Colour-change Sapphire Ring

Colour Change Sapphire Proposal Ring

A unique colour-change sapphire. A blue sapphire with hint of sea green in daylight which shifts to purplish red in incandescent light. Though heated, this is definitely a sight to behold. Set in a duo-tone 18K yellow gold and white gold setting,  with diamonds aligned in a lotus-flower setting, this engagement ring is a feminine, remarkable beauty. Below is how the sapphire looks like in incandescent lighting: This is the feedback from our client, who had never actually seen the stone in person during the decision making process. But with the help of a very dedicated fiancé and sister, we were able to create her dream engagement ring.        …

July 19, 2016

Singapore International Jewellery Fair 2016

On display for the first time at the Singapore International Jewellery Fair 2016: 5+ ct Unheat Mozambique Ruby, Eye-clean with good lustre. Catch it if you can! We will be showcasing full suites of Sapphires, Rubies, Red Spinels, Pink Spinels, Pastel Spinels, Tsavorites, Mandarin Spessatites for the year 2016! All unheated, of course. Nothing less, from Heritage Gems. Locale: Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Booth F26. 21 (Thursday) – 24 (Sunday) July 2016.

May 5, 2016

The Romantic Unheated Blue Sapphire Ring

Custom Order Sapphire Engagement Ring

No one said that diamonds were a necessity in creating your perfect engagement ring. And that was the wish of this client, who wanted a simple, romantic design which they could call their own. The devil is in the construction and detailing of this ring. Unlike the typical construction of a ring that uses at least 2 or more separate pieces/parts of gold to create, this ring design uses only 2 long strips of intertwining gold. This symbolises the love between 2 people; and for each other. There is no breakage nor joining of gold in the construction of this ring design. It is a simple, organic and very clean look for…

April 4, 2016

Vintage style sapphire ring

Vintage Style Sapphire Engagement Rings

With fine jewellery, one would expect that it is them who will be in search of that nice piece of rock, or that beautiful gemstone. But when the stars are aligned, without even realising it, the right gemstone will pick you. And this is exactly what happened with this blue sapphire and our client. But this was no ordinary blue sapphire. It was a fine piece of blue sapphire (albeit heated) with a tint of sea green. Unfortunately, this hint of sea green is not picked up very well by the camera nor iPhone. In documenting this hint of sea-green colour in the blue sapphire, we might be shooting ourselves in…

March 29, 2016

Goldsmithery

gold smithery Singapore

Here at Heritage Gems, we craft and build each and every piece of jewellery from scratch, by hand. Preserving the tradition of goldsmithery, our craftsmen wield gold strips and plates though the filing, sawing, forging, soldering process entirely by hand, to create the beauty our clients wear.                                                                                    

February 24, 2016

Tips on care for your Heritage Gems fine jewellery

Congratulations on being a proud owner of a fine piece of jewellery from Heritage Gems! Our pieces are individually handcrafted to the finest quality standards that will withstand that test of time. However, before you go off and start banging your ring or bracelet on your kitchen sink, one should know by now that fine jewellery deserve to be treated with care and love. So please read on below on tips for caring for your fine jewellery by Heritage Gems. LIFO: Last In, First Out. Fine jewellery should usually be the last item you wear before leaving the house and the first item out when arriving back home. Avoid doing…

February 24, 2016

Seamless engagement-wedding band set

Unheated Sapphire Engagement Ring

Being able to wear one’s engagement ring together with the wedding band seamlessly is a beautiful affair. We are honoured and had the pleasure of handcrafting this beautiful set of wedding bands and engagement ring for the couple. Below: Unheated Royal Blue Sapphire and Diamond Ring set in 18K white gold. This unheat sapphire is almost 3 cts, in a tinge of blue just slightly darker than a medium electric blue. Well-cut and properly faceted means that one is able to see the many facets of the sapphire, even after it has been mounted onto the ring.   Below: When the wedding band is slipped through the finger, it sits…

January 19, 2016

Saturated unheat blue sapphire in 18K Pink Gold

Custom Engagement Ring

A truly unique engagement ring. Medium electric blue unheat sapphire in a 18K pink gold setting. Not very obvious at first glance that it is set in 18K pink gold. However, do a quick flip of the finger, and the subtle hint of pink gold becomes obvious. The devil is in the details. This saturated “electric” blue sapphire has a slightly “creamy” lustre and a colour so intense, it beautifully complements that pinkish hue of the ring setting. Unheat sapphires in this intense blue colour in large sizes (sizes larger than 4 cts) is becoming so increasingly difficult to source. When one chances upon this shade of intense “electric” blue,…

November 26, 2015

Ice-Blue Unheat Sapphire

An ice-blue frosty unheat blue sapphire engagement ring just in time for a christmas proposal. In the most unusual square-cushion hybrid shape and far from boring, this unheat sapphire ring is as stunning and as it is eye-catching. Notice no area of the sapphire is facet-less. No area of the sapphire is overly dark nor excessively colourless. A well-faceted, fine quality unheat sapphire ring. With a setting that resembles that of a lotus flower, this makes a gorgeous and classy engagement ring.

October 19, 2015

Singapore Jewellery and Gem Fair 2015

In case we have missed you in our mailing list, we would like to extend the invitation to drop by our booth at the Singapore Jewellery and Gem Fair 2015 this Thursday (22 October) – Sunday (25 October) at the Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre. We are located towards the back of the exhibition hall at booth H117.

September 6, 2015

Flaming orange beauty

It is possible to create beautiful jewellery with semi-precious gemstones. Orange moonstones complements the yellow gold beautifully – sprinkled with an assortment of rubies, yellow sapphires, amethysts creating a very unique pair of ear studs. This pair of ear studs carry well from day to evening wear elegantly without being too garish.

August 4, 2015

Aquamarine Lapel Pin

gents lapel pin

Unique in its setting and cut of gemstone, this kiwi-shaped lapel pin is unlike any other. This particular aquamarine, in a very calming blue is unlike most aquamarines that one sees in shops. Custom-designed in 18K white gold, to be worn as a lapel pin on a gent’s coat or jacket, it is beautifully designed as a push-stud concept making it practical and safe for its owner to wear. For the refined gent who likes getting suited up with a touch of class. Understated finesse is the key word our client was going for in the commissioning of this lapel pin.

July 25, 2015

Pink Sapphire Engagement Ring

pink sapphire engagement ring singapore

Pink sapphires are less commonly available than blue sapphires. Which makes for a very unique proposal ring. No less important nor inferior to the blue sapphire, pink sapphires come in delightful shades of pastel pink, medium pinks and hot pinks. One would also sometimes come across pink sapphires with tinge of purple. This colour is also beautiful – which is a story for another time. Unheated pink sapphires are more rare and less commonly seen than unheated blue sapphires. Prices of unheated pink sapphires are catching up with that of unheated blues in recent years. Make no mistake – a pink sapphire should never be compared to a ruby. They…

July 20, 2015

Diamond and pearl ear drops

custom pearls earrings singapore

Choose between ear studs or dangling earrings. Wherever possible, we always love adding abit of flexibility to our jewellery. Especially since we’ve already splurged on these rocks, it is always good to get as much mileage out of them as possible. 3ct heart shape diamonds on each side with 2 pcs natural south sea pearls in a detachable format. Wear these diamond hearts as ear studs or… as pearl drops! Classy and fabulous at the same time, these will never fail to turn heads.

June 28, 2015

Visit Us at the Singapore International Jewellery Fair 2015

May 16, 2015

All things green

Green never fails to exude an air of mystery – and like all coloured gemstones, no 2 shades of coloured gemstones are exactly the same. Herein lies the beauty of coloured gemstones. Here, we have paired a green tourmaline with green tsavorites for our client. The green tourmaline displays a beautiful moss-green, which nicely balances the apple-green of the tsavorites. When pairing more than one colour or hue on the same piece of jewellery, if not done properly, could appear gaudy. Hence, when trying to create fine jewellery involving multiple shades of colours, it is best done under the discussion and consultation of a jewellery professional.

May 8, 2015

Baby Charm Jewellery

baby charm fine jewellery singapore

The perfect gift for a baby’s christening, full month or one year birthday – wearing of a baby shoe charm bears the significance of keeping your loved one safe as she takes her first step into the big world. Above: Baby shoe pendant in 18K rose gold, diamonds and 18K rose & white gold weave chain Above: Baby shoe pendant in 18K white gold and diamonds with 18K white gold chain