Flawed & fabulous

The hottest designs at this year's Singapore Jewelfest flaunt the beauty of imperfection, drawing inspiration from unusual gems. By May Yip

THE star piece at this year's Singapore Jewelfest, the jewellery exhibition held at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza from Oct 11-20, may be a US$55 million (S$69 million) necklace featuring a 400-carat internally flawless diamond, but for everyone else not on the Forbes List, there are covetable-yet-affordable designs that break the rules of conventional jewellery value.

This year, forget about the all-important tenets of jewellery shopping at the event: Carat weight, colour, cut and clarity. The most unique creations are formed from less glamorous-sounding gems such as agate, brown diamonds, spinels and sphenes, many of which are ridden with inclusions.

"As a designer who values uniqueness, I am always...

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