also available at:
Watches & Jewellery

The Independent Jewellery Brands To Have On Your Shopping Radar

From stores based in London to Singapore, these dainty, independent jewellery brands make for the perfect go-to spots for the fashion set.
Brinker & Eliza
Stocked in the likes of Browns Fashion and FarFetch, The mother-daughter duo that is Brinker and Eliza Higgins have created the perfect concoction of classic timeless pieces but also with that signature over the top design, perfect for any maximalist.  Handmade in Connecticut, Brinker & Eliza’s gold-plated pieces are set to last countless wears (and showers). They also come as a necklace, for all you obsessed with coordinating your wardrobes.    Our top pick: The Best Is Yet To Come 24k gold-plated brass necklace, US$98 (S$137) Daisy Jewellery
What started out as a store at Portobello road is now a household name amongst not only Londoners but across the globe as well. Daisy Jewellery’s recent collaboration with influencer Estee Lalonde, Goddess, is a treasure trove of everyday pieces you can layer – no matter the occasion   Our top pick: Aphrodite 925 Sterling Silver Necklace, £59 (S$107) Aletheia & Phos
Aletheia & Phos, or Truth and Light in greek, is the brainchild of Alicia Millan that’s based in Melbourne, Australia. The idea of connection lies at the heart and soul of the brand, with pieces that are designed to connect you with a loved one or with yourself.  Aletheia Phos’ I Carry Your Heart collection, that features their signature anatomical heart on rings, chains and waxed cord bracelets will help your loved one stay close, no matter where in the world they are.    Our top pick: “I Carry Your Heart” sterling silver collection, starting from $75   Talon Jewellery
Die hard fans of astrology, rejoice. If you haven’t already adorned your necks (wrists, fingers, Instagram bios…) with your horoscope sign then put Talon Jewellery’s pieces on your wishlist. What better way to learn about yourself than a deep dive into your horoscopes? Emily Hirsch’s love for astrology began when she was young, and is now translated into her work. Chances are you’ll be the chicest zodiac sign walking.   Our top pick: Solid Gold Zodiac Pendant Necklace, from US$246 (S$345)   The Ordinary Co.
If you’re after something that’s closer to home (and to avoid international shipping costs), homegrown brand The Ordinary Co., founded by Monica Lie (@luxmondi) is definitely the place to go for all sorts of jewellery. With beautifully shot editorials shot by Lie herself, the Ordinary co. has definitely become a go-to place to pick out gold bits for any jewellery lover’s collection. The brand has also recently launched ‘A Little Less’, a demi-fine line for all those who prefer something a little more, for a little less.    Our top pick: Armistice 18k Gold Ring, $43 Daphine
Image: Instagram @daphine    If you’re the type of person to indulge in timeless and classic pieces of jewellery that’ll stand the test of time (and not break the bank), then Daphne’s sculptural pieces will blow you away. Founded by two friends, Damasia Bell and Phillippine De Follin , the London based brand was born from a love of simple, uncomplicated designs that are (most often) inspired by the women in their lives.    Their AW19 collection boasts of new shapes and designs, but also reiterations of signature pieces seen in their thin Oli Ring (£55) that models after an earlier piece. You’ve probably seen them on your favourite influencers and key industry figures, like Leandra Medine of ManRepeller. but what I love especially, however, are pieces of jewellery that are unique to you and what a better way to do this than with their ID bracelet and a complimentary option to engrave anything you like. Don’t ask me what i’d engrave, though, that’s the only thing stopping me from checking out.    Our best pick: May ID 18ct gold-plated Bracelet, £75 (S$134)