Slated to be one of most refined and strongest collection yet - comes our Peranakan Flower. Our previous Choo Yilin Peranakan-inspired collection was released several years to much acclaim and till date - remains one of our fan favourites. Their ostentatious designs, eye-catching gemstones, and glamorous aesthetic makes for the perfect statement jewellery piece to your treasure chest.
This post brings you behind every intricate filigree and painstaking hand-crafted milgrain featured in these opulent Peranakan Flower pieces as we uncover how these beloved heritage baubles were curated and lovingly hand-made.
Beginning with a simple idea - to immortalise our beloved heritage icons into stunning fine jewellery for keeps through the years. For this collection, we sought to bring a new addition to our Peranakan repertoire taking inspiration from their Nyonya Kebaya.
Akin to the dedication and commitment to the traditionally hand-sewn embroidery work - the making of this Peranakan Flower collection features just as much backbreaking effort and time to produce. Numerous rounds of samples were failed and discarded before our one Eureka moment - for the perfect motif bearing all the intricacies we had envisioned and hoped for.
It was a Choo Yilin personal best in the office as well as one for our artisans in the workshop. This beautiful collection is a true testament to their dedication towards the craftmanship and skills behind fine jewellery making.
It is hard to encapsulate fine details into jewellery due to their complex processes - likewise, it's difficult for us to adequately communicate the roller-coaster of happiness, frustration, relief, and apprehension that went on behind the scenes during this collection. Nonetheless, it's our greatest joy to be able to (finally
) present you our Peranakan Flower collection and simply ask for your kind appreciation - to our long nights, our failed samples, our artisan's skills, and above all - our beautiful fine jewellery.
Lovingly made and harshly critiqued, every step of the way, by the team at Choo Yilin for You. Shop our Peranakan Flower collection here