Ukiyo-e woodblock print inspires Jewellery Art, Simone Jewels

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Simone Jewels reignites the magic with “Romance du Art Nouveau”.

Preaching the philosophy, “Art should be the way of life”, the biggest art movement, Art Nouveau, changed the history of art and paved a new direction for many famous artists including Gaudi, Tiffany, Van Gogh and Monet. But few know that many of these famous artist were inspired from the irregularity, curved lines and vibrant colours of the Japanese woodblock art, Ukiyo-e, that eventually created the Art Nouveau. In fact, Van Gogh was an avid collector of Ukiyo-e and painted copies in oil of Ukiyo-e prints. Inspired from the oriental elements of Ukiyoe and infusing it with modern angles of the Art Nouveau, Simone Jewels reignites the magic and beauty and brings to life Modern Art Nouveau of the 21st century.

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“The Starry Night” by Van Gogh inspires a collection made with unheated star sapphires. “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” by Hokusai inspires a ring with waves splashing on a 23ct Malaya Garnet.”

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Simone jewels is best known for its ‘one-of-a-kind’ wearable works of art amongst stylish women in Singapore. Simone Jewels spins together the kaleidoscopic beauty of Gems and a myriad of  influences into an array of out-of-the-box designs.

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Each collection is inspired from the fusion of different historical events, architecture, culture & folklore of various countries all around the world. Past collections include “The Hanging Garden of Babylon” known to be one of the seven wonders in the ancient world, “Jewels of the Nile” inspired from the Nile river famed for its ancient archeological sites and “Parisian Chinois” that revisits the fusion of culture between Paris and China.

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With a mission to continually encourage women to wear jewellery in more edgy and fashionable ways, Simone Jewels signature is transformable jewellery and every piece is carefully engineered to ensure it can be worn in several different ways. A 2-in-1 Reverso necklace was auctioned by Sotheby’s in 2013 for 2.5 times more than the estimated value.

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Being adventurous and moving ahead of time has always been the drive at Simone Jewels. Continually on a quest for new crafting techniques, Simone jewels has ventured into the invisible setting, mosaic art and lace technique, making the pieces even more unconventional. Exotic stones like natural geodes & moss agates have been used alongside diamonds, rubies, sapphires & emeralds that breathe a new life into fine jewellery.

The pieces are designed and produced in-house with the highest quality. They are all handmade by the best craftsmen in the region and it takes about 18 months to create a piece from conceptualization to finish. The combination of unimaginable inspirations and fine craftsmanship makes every piece at Simone jewels truly ‘one-of-a-kind’. ‘Through the years, Simone Jewels has built a brand of a reputable jeweler merging investment stones with unique designs; personable service; quality craftsmanship; and is known for creating transformable pieces’.

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Simone jewels is the brainchild of Malaysian born and Singapore based jewellery designer, Simone Ng. Born into a family of jewellers, her parental grandfather was a craftsmen and goldsmith who made gem-encrusted mother-of-pearl tables for wealthy individuals. Her maternal grandmother was also a private jeweller and her mother loves designing jewellery as well.

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From young, Simone had a creative flair and loved artistically designing various things. She went on to receive many credentials in the area of business and design, a Business Degree from the University of Western Australia, an MBA from Melbourne University, Jewellery Design from a reputable design institution in Australia, Gemology Graduate from HRD Antwerp and trained under a well-known Australian fashion designer as well.

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Her passion drove her to create her own designs and when Simone started getting compliments and orders from others, she knew she was ready to set up Simone Jewels. Simone Jewels established in 2006 with a small collection of 20 pieces that got sold within 30 minutes. She has since invented many new techniques using her creativity, intelligence and design skills such as a wire mash technique that can encage different materials without having to solder them using fire. Her speciality is carefully engineering each piece so it can be transformed into many different pieces. Today, Simone Jewels has 1000 over pieces of one-of-a-kind jewellery sold in Singapore at all the public exhibitions & private events.

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Pieces can be viewed in the design studio by appointment.

Kindly contact  +65 85683992 for necessary arrangements.

 

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