A collection that hits incredibly close to home (literally!) - the aptly named Shophouse collection is highly inspired by the Peranakan shophouses that surrounds our heritage-centric neighbourhood of Joo Chiat. These Peranakan ancestral homes, that we strive to immortalise, pay homage to our uniquely Singaporean diverse cultures and aesthetics.
In this post, we're bringing you through our tedious process that goes into the making of every single one of our collections. The whole process from sketch to store takes months and a whole lot of team effort. For every piece of jewellery you see in our showcases, their history holds months of preparation and stringent quality checks.
Everything sprouts from a single eureka moment or burst of inspiration - locally inspired, our Shophouse collection boasts a strong Peranakan influence. Taking into account the pastel hues of the quintessential Peranakan Shophouses, we chose the Rose Quart, Light Blue and Light Green Chalcedonay gemstones. To further emulate the archetypal long rectangular timber windows, our gemstones were crafted in the exquisite emerald cut.
Thereafter, silicon moulds and the silver casting are made for sampling purposes. Back to the drawing board, we viciously critique and inspect these pieces as we make further amendments to the pieces. During this process, we closely with our skilled artisans to ensure that the key elements of the collection is brought to life through the intricate metalwork and fine detailing.
Literally made from a scratch of a pencil tip - our jewellery making process is not as simple or direct as buying items off the shelves for resale or using pre-existing designs for the sake of convenience. A culmination of sheer amounts of effort, dedication, passion, and hours - the final result is one that we can proudly proclaim our best. Harshly critiqued and lovingly crafted, our pieces that make the final cut are testament to our standards and endeavors in making beautiful yet meaningful narrative-rich pieces.
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