We’ve rounded up the ultimate list of local Hong Kong independent jewellery talent, sure to up your accessories game!
You can dress yourself from head to toe, but no look is fully complete without an accessory or two to bring it all together. So, we’ve rounded up the ultimate list of local Hong Kong jewellery talent, who want nothing more than to make sure you are accessorised to perfection! Whether you choose to adorn yourself with one luxurious piece, or stack yourself up with multiple accessories, we have all the names, sites and shops to get the job done! Here’s our roundup of the best independent jewellery designers in Hong Kong.
$ – Under $1,000
$$ – $1,000 to $3,000
$$$ –$2,500 to $7,000
$$$$ – $7,000+
Founded by working women for working women, Jemocracy brings together style and functionality with its curated line of beautiful work-appropriate jewellery. All pieces are built to stand the test of time, helping you to look and feel your best, even in the midst of that impossible looming work deadline or caffeine hangover! From earrings, bracelets, rings, necklaces and brooches, the whole collection can be mixed and matched, or even transformed, for a touch of effortless everyday glam. Take the brand’s bestselling Accelerator Ring for instance, which can be worn collapsed to project professionalism and polish, or extended for an instant fashion upgrade (we recommend checking out the site for more styling inspiration and advice).
Sassy Tip: Whilst Jemocracy is primarily an online boutique, we love the brand’s “Try-Before-Buy” programme which allows you to book a free try-on session before commiting to a purchase.
Antonia Y’s handmade pieces of jewellery are all carefully crafted using various different natural stones. Mainly inspired by nature, each piece is special and unique – you will definitely find something to your liking!
Antonia Y., www.antoniayjewelry.com
Sempimimi Founder, Stephanie Holding-Shah, worked as a fashion writer and stylist before starting this eclectic edit. It’s a perfect mix of statement jewellery pieces at prices that won’t break your budget! We love the raw rock designs.
This Hong Kong-based French jewellery boutique brings a little Parisian flair to the 852. The collection of simple and elegant handmade necklaces, bracelets and rings use only natural materials, including precious and semi-precious stones, silver and gold. Perfect for gifting, choose your birth stone for a personalised jewellery piece that can worn every day.
Oolive Jewellery, www.oolivejewelry.com
NET-A-PORTER alumni Caroline Sauli and Alice Sanderson design jewellery, accessories and resort-wear pieces for modern bohemians who “dream of an endless summer”. Yucama collections are sourced locally, then hand finished by carefully-selected suppliers within South-East Asia!
Anthea Cooper $-$$
Launched in Hong Kong in 2018, Anthea Cooper’s timeless designs take inspiration from nature and the designer’s Indian heritage. The Floral Escape collection caught our eye for its unique shapes and patterns, and we’re particularly fond of the Malachite Hoop Earrings. Priced between $430 and $1,565, the pieces use only sterling silver, rose gold, gold & semi-precious stones, and quality is guaranteed.
Anthea Cooper, www.antheacooper.com
Amelie Jewelry $-$$
Hong Kong designer Bryan Chan has spent over twenty years in the jewellery biz and clearly knows what kind of designs are popular! His creations marry the woven bracelet trend with tribal hints, to create eclectic pieces that will surely elevate your basics to of-the-moment looks.
Amelie Jewelry, www.ameliejewelry.net
Kookii B $-$$
This boutique jewellery brand is feminine and effortlessly chic. Celebrating a Bohemian luxe style of island living, its minimalist jewels are inspired by wanderlust. Check out its everyday wearable little luxuries featuring icons of stars, arrows and raw gemstones.
Editor’s Note: Kookii B will be closing at the end of April, 2020. Shop the closing down sale now!
Kookii B, G/F 75A Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.kookiib.com
Playback Concept $-$$
Wearable contemporary art anyone? Focused on the art forms of material transformation and mechanism creations, designer Chan Po Fung created Playback Concept as a way to blend his art concepts with his design. Not sure what that means? Check out his site and find out! The jewellery and lifestyle accessories will make you feel like you belong in a museum.
Playback Concept, S212, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.playbackconcept.com
If you’re into silver stunners, then Ivan Leung’s handcrafted pieces are made for you! We particularly love his adorable animal-shaped charm pendants and Asian-inspired designs (including the animals of the zodiac!). And if there isn’t anything that catches your eye immediately, Ivan can custom create a design especially for you!
Carmen Chan $$
Carmen Chan’s jewellery is a mix of semi-precious stones and metals that emulate different aspects of nature. Our favourite pieces are her rings from The Universe collection, that focus on the beauty of specific gemstones.
Carmen Chan Jewelry, www.carmenchanjewelry.com
Diaz Jewelry $$
Founded by self-taught silversmith and designer Takashi Sol Fuchigami and his wife, and creative director Salina Khan Fuchigami, Diaz Jewelry is all about contemporary, abstract and eye-catching silver pieces. Utilising ethical and sustainable materials, they’ve created collections of beautiful jewellery all inspired by Mother Nature. Here’s to blending beauty and sustainability!
Earthy, artsy and elegant are just a few of the words used to describe niin. Designer Jeanine Hsu uses materials such as stones, shells and wood to make creations that are both naturally beautiful and environmentally sustainable or recycled. Her pieces are the perfect embellishments to add any outfit.
Founded in 2014 by Hugo Yeung and Belinda Chang, Obellery is a contemporary jewellery studio that features artisan craft and designer jewellery. So, if you’re looking for a unique, handcrafted piece, check out the studio in PMQ or take one of its jewellery and metalwork workshops to create one of your own!
Obellery, PMQ, Unit H403, Block B, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.obellery.com
Aliya Fine Jewellery $$$-$$$$
Founded by two best friends, Aliya Fine Jewellery, bridges the gap between finesse and modern jewellery. The brand made waves with its popular Letter Collection, and for your own unique piece, you can choose any symbol or letter in 18-karat white, yellow or rose gold.
Aliya Fine Jewellery, www.aliyafinejewellery.com
If you are looking for something that will sparkle now and for generations to come, then check out AS29 by Belgian-born designer Audrey Savransky. You may have seen these gems splashed about the pages of Vogue and Tatler or adorning the likes of Sienna Miller and Rachel Zoe – these super stylish pieces aim to impress and are meant to be worn day and night!
Founded by one of our former That Girl’s, Payal Shah, these stunning sliced diamonds are like nothing you have ever seen! The thin slivers of stones catch the light in every direction and are available in a myriad of colours and styles. We love the big cocktail rings for special occasions, as well as the single slice earrings surrounded by a stream of diamonds, which would make a gorgeous gift for someone special, or just to treat yourself!
Wendy Yue $$$$
Inspired by the symbolic meaning of jewellery, designer Wendy Yue turns jewels into pieces of art that are meant to be passed down through generations. Each intricate design is based on her fascination with wildlife and moments from her expeditions – all made from a combination of precious and semi-precious stones and metals. So, if you’re a jewellery maven who values artistry and creativity, Wendy Yue’s pieces are not ones to be missed.
Wendy Yue, Lane Crawford, 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong , www.wendyyue.com
Melville Jewellery $$$$
Goldsmith and designer Nathalie Melville shapes fine stones and 18ct gold into astonishing creations, which are all fairtrade, fairmined and conform to the highest international ethical standards. Commissions are also welcome, so if you are in search for a bespoke engagement ring or something for a special occasion, be sure to check her out.
Melville Jewellery, 13/F Cheong Sun Tower, 118 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (by appointment only), www.melvillejewellery.com
Sheyn Jewellery $$$$
Looking to fulfil your diamond desires? “Second generation” designer Lital Sheynhaft is a certified gemologist with years of personal and international experience in the jewellery and diamond field. As an artist, she strives to help you fulfil your jewellery dreams. And if you don’t have any diamond desires of your own, no worries! She also has a unique collection, based on ancient coins, worth checking out.
Looking for more independent Hong Kong jewellery designers? Check out the following places for yet more locally-designed accessory inspiration:
- HKID Gallery stores facebook.com/HKIDgallery
- Hong Kong Design Gallery stores www.hkdesigngallery.hktdc.com
- Etsy www.etsy.com
- Stalls at Island East Markets or Handmade Hong Kong
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2013 by Lauren Yee and was most recently updated by Team Sassy on 10, February 2020.
Featured image courtesy of Sempimimi via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Oolive Jewellery via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Kookii B via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Playback Concept via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of niin via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Aliya Fine Jewellery via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Wendy Yue Jewellery via Instagram.