April 27, 2012

Our Ring of Romance

In designing this ring, I drew inspiration from the rich history depicted on the stained glass windows of the magnificent yet romantic churches in Italy. During the medieval times, apart from churches and public developments such as town halls, only the very wealthy could afford stained glass windows as part of their architecture in their homes. As well, the most appropriate gemstone to be paired with the romance of this ring was to go in search of a wine-coloured gemstone – and no other type of gemstone exudes this exact shade of berry wine colour, except the Rhodolite Garnets. For a piece of Italy on your finger, retailing at SGD2,980. 18k…

April 27, 2012

For that casual Sunday look

This pair of bright and cheerful earrings, stunning enough for that lunch date on a Sunday, retailing at SGD2,890. Fancy, yet not OTT, these earrings will definitely add that additional oomph to your dress. A staple pair of earrings for this summer. 18K white gold, intense blue sapphires, happy yellow citrines surrounded by pure white sapphires. PS: did you notice that there are no diamonds used in this pair? In designing this pair, our vision was fun, cheery and bright earrings, yet at the same time, striking a balance between fine precious gems and a casual statement.

April 23, 2012

when your favourite colour is orange

We had a client who had over the many years, unknowingly amassed several gemstones and jewellery in a very nice, rich orange hue. She came to us one day with a ring and 2 loose gemstones and wanted us to help create a whole matching set of jewellery. This was our client’s ring from her mother that she wanted to redesign. Our client brought her own loose gemstones that she wanted to complement the new design we were going to re-set for her. We were delighted to help her re-design an entirely new set of jewellery she could finally wear. So we proceeded to start work on dimensions, design process, design…

April 23, 2012

Eco-friendly, recyclable material, brand-new customized designs

In recent months, I’ve had 2 very common questions: 1. I’ve got some old jewellery handed down from my grandmother. I have no idea what to do with them. I like the designs but I also want to update the look so that I can actually wear them. Can you do anything about this? 2. I’ve bought some loose gems during my travels over the past years, but I have no idea what to do with them. Can you help? Well, what do you know, we have the answers here for you! Heritage Gems specialises in fully customised, handcrafted fine jewellery with an eco-friendly conscience! If you already have any…

April 19, 2012

Pearl Affair – II

A client recently came to us, looking for a birthday gift for her 2 daughters, turning 16 and 21 this May. Her request was simple – “I’m after a pearl pendant. A sweet, young design – ideally the same design, but in different coloured pearls. But I do not want the classic silver pearls. I want a Tahitian pearl and a deep gold pearl. Can you find me a nice deep gold pearl? I’ve heard that nice deep gold colours are hard to find.” Sure we could! A ribbon pendant – 18k white gold, diamonds and Tahitian pearl, and 18k gold in oxidised finish, black diamonds and Deep Gold Champagne…

April 19, 2012

Pearl Affair – I

Every woman has a love affair with pearls. Woman of all ages can wear pearls. They are Mother Nature’s answer to pure, timeless elegance. Pearls strands can be worn in many ways. As a pearl choker, as seen on Angelina Jolie or as a luxurious pearl rope, as seen on Katherine Heigl. Pearls come in a variety of beautiful shades as well. Rose hues, silver, cream, light champagne gold to deep gold, and not forgetting, greyish tones of Tahitian pearls, including green overtones, and beautiful eggplant-coloured Tahitian pearls. As seen here on Michelle Obama and Hilary Swank. We have recently sold a double-strand pearl choker, 16-inch length with diamond-accented fleur clasps….

April 16, 2012

2 pairs of earrings, 3 different looks. You can do it too

Here, we take you from 2 pairs of earrings, ideal for day-wear, to a glammed-up evening look. Day Look #1: Large Diamond Huggies Day Look #2: Drop earrings – Lavender Jade and Diamonds Night Look #1: Combine both pairs of earrings for a dramatic pair of hoop earrings! These dramatic hoop earrings will definitely impress, without being an overkill. Simple, subtle elegance. Wear them to any wedding, dinner events, black-tie events or galas. Find your perfect statement piece of jewellery with us. Email: heritagegems@gmail.com All you need to do is let us know your favourite colour that you would like to wear for your earrings and we’ll do the rest!