Jubilee jewels

For this year's annual JewelFest in October, the National Museum of Singapore is collaborating with six Singaporean designers and jewellery houses to create special pieces influenced by the watercolour paintings of William Farquhar, who is regarded as a pioneer of colonial Singapore.

A portion of the proceeds from the festival will go to the museum.

The six designers and jewellery houses in this collaboration are Simone Jewels, Kavant & Sharart, Caratell, Jaipore by Ritu Aurora, Vihari and Lee Hwa Jewellery. Pieces include this ornate double ring (above) by Simone Jewels, influenced by Farquhar's depictions of the Black-capped Kingfisher.

The festival will be held from Oct 9 to 18 at the Jewel Pavilion in Ngee Ann City.

This article was first published on August 6, 2015.
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