Pairing your fits with the right jewellery can give an oomph to your whole look. Express your eccentric taste and individuality with these top Hong Kong jewellery designers.
Adding a touch of fine accessories to style your outfit is really what sets you apart from the stylists, be it designer handbags or classy watches, and these statement pieces aren’t the average ones you can find at clothing stores in Hong Kong. These are handpicked choices from top Hong Kong jewellery designers.
Hong Kong jewellery designers you need to know
1. Michelle Ong
Be true to your creative vision, never compromise – these are the words of Michelle Ong, the designer behind the notable brand, Carnet. Each one of Carnet’s rings, brooches, necklaces, and bracelets are timeless and a must-have for celebrating special occasions. Plus, the carefully and meticulously designed pieces from Carnet, adorned by actress Michelle Yeoh in Crazy Rich Asians, and actresses Kate Winslet and Glenn Close on the red carpet, so you know they’re special.
Carnet Showroom, Room 505 Peter Building, 58 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, p. 2521 4336 (by appointment only)
2. Natasha Guinness
It started when Natasha was gifted an oval blue sapphire from Sri Lanka from her father which her mother had made into a ring for her. This inspired her to work with others to create sentimental pieces that will be treasured for many years to come. Natasha designs wedding rings, bangles, earrings, and necklaces – all made with finesse and accuracy to design.
Find out more about Natasha Guinness.
You can shop her pieces at Ryder Diamonds.
3. Diana Zhang
This lady right here was the first Asian female jewellery designer to debut in the 27th Paris Biennale des Antiquaires 2014. She uses plenty of floral motifs in her designs – her signature one has to be the Plum Blossom which she often adorns. Diana is a perfectionist who is persistent in the pursuit of aesthetics, it takes approximately six months to even two years for each jewellery piece to come to life. Diana’s works are appreciated by many international celebrities, including French former first lady Bernadette Chirac.
Diana Zhang Jewelry Co. Ltd., 16A, Carfield Commercial Building, 77 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2523 1638
4. Cindy Yeung
You ought to know the lady behind Emperor Watch and Jewellery. Cindy Yeung has over 30 years of experience in the watch and jewellery industry, and she has obtained the qualification of Graduate Gemologist of Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Emperor has a lineage of the Yeung family since the 1940s. Her new high jewellery brand Nuò (meaning promise in Mandarin) by Cindy Yeung captures the essence of gemstones in sophisticated designs perfect for any and every occasion.
Emperor Watch and Jewellery has multiple locations in Hong Kong.
5. Corina Larpin
Jewellery designer and Hong Kong’s Women of Hope committee member Corina Larpin hails from Romania and runs Hong Kong-based jewellery brand Stéfère. Stéfère is known for offering vibrant contemporary jewels with a nod to rock-and-roll glam, often featuring floral, snake, star, and skull motifs, and it made headlines when completing the Met Gala 2019 looks of Cardi B and Zendaya.
6. Anabela Chan
Hong Kong-born Anabela Chan has created world-renowned fame for herself. During her honeymoon in Sri Lanka she visited a gemstone mine and was baffled to see the unethical working conditions. After that experience, she started to use synthesized and simulated gemstones. Her brooches, earrings, necklaces, and cuffs are loved by celebs – Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Lupita Nyong’o and Royalties have all graced red carpet events wearing her enchanting, statement pieces.
Read more about Anabela Chan’s brand here.
You can shop Anabela Chan at Lane Crawford.
7. Sandra Hagege
If you love a classic rold gold touch to your jewellery pieces, then you’ll definitely find something you love at Lord Jewlery, Sandra Hagege’s jewellery brand. Raised in a family of jewellers and diamond dealers, Sandra has always been fascinated about how jewels can make women radiant, beautiful and happy, and so she went off to create her own. Lorde Jewlery mixes and matches influences, from classic pieces to Rock and Rolla, from European inspiration to ultra minimalist.
Shop Lorde Jewlery online (shipping worldwide), or at Lane Crawford and Rue Madame.
8. Annoushka Ducas
If you’re looking for everyday pieces then Annoushka Ducas has the best jewellery from dainty bracelets, chains, pendants, rings, and earrings. We love that her creations are comfortable, versatile, unfussy, yet also tell a story. For creating bespoke designs, work alongside Annoushka and craft your 18-carat gold biography in a series of entirely unique charms.
Annoushka has boutiques in Mandarin Oriental and the IFC.
9. Riyo Chan
If you want to go for something truly unconventional and out-of-the-ordinary, you need to check out Riyo Chan’s jewellery brand Shannnam. There are two collections in store, the vis-à-vis featuring geometrics in all curves and edges, and the aque, silhouettes of splashes left frozen.
Shop Shannnam at Landmark, Harvey Nichols, Ibility at Hysan Place, and Loupe at PMQ.
10. Audrey Savransky
Rock the boxy bracelet look with Audrey Savransky’s jewellery brand AS29. The brand offers modern women a non-conformist approach to wearing fine jewellery, through unique, rebellious, and effortless statement pieces. AS29 has been seen on inspiring women and celebrities including Michelle Obama, Rihanna, Rita Ora, Tessa Thompson, Tiffany Haddish, and many more! The minimalist and chic earrings, necklaces, and bracelets suit just about anyone.
Shop AS29 online.
11. Anthea Cooper
There’s just something about natural stones, maybe it’s because every single bit is unique and no two pairs ever look the same. Anthea Cooper creates stunning pieces that you can easily pair with casual outfits to zhuzh up your look. Each piece has the versatility to be worn alone or layered; ultimately being a unique expression of your natural beauty. Anthea’s designs resonate with nature and our personal favourite is the rose quartz cocktail ring from the Indian Affair collection.
Anthea Cooper, 14C Branksome Grande, 3 Tregunter Path, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
12. Sagiri Dayal
There’s a special value to jewellery that is handmade, because they are one of a kind and you know for a fact that a lot of effort and time has been put into the making of it. Sagiri Dayal makes use of Chinese knotting, semi-precious stones, and Indian accents to create stunning pieces that have an oriental look with an Indian touch. The bracelets and necklaces are bold but not flashy as they have neutral toned gemstones as the centerpiece.
Find Sagiri Dayal on her Instagram.
13. Melinda Zeman
You need to add Bouchier, Melinda Zeman’s jewellery store, in your list of go-to places to shop trendy, fine jewellery pieces. Cutting-edge without pretence, cool but still friendly, Bouchier is the boujee new luxury that will have heads turning. Devoted to diamonds, 18K gold, and gemstones, the street-chic jeweller’s best sellers include the Fruit Hoop rings, Chained Up bracelets, and the Granny baguette bands.
Shop Bouchier online.