We’ve rounded up the master list of local Hong Kong talent that wants nothing more than to make sure you are accessorised to perfection.
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, after much research, we’ve rounded up the master list of local Hong Kong talent that wants 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 like a Christmas tree, we have all the names, sites and shops to get the job done! Here’s our round-up of the best independent jewellery designers in Hong Kong.
$ – Under $1000
$$ – $1000-3000
$$$$ – $7000+
Antonia Y’s handmade pieces of jewellery are all carefully crafted using various different natural stones. Mainly inspired by nature, each piece is special and unique – you will definitely find something to your liking!
Celebrate the return of retro trends by accessorizing with friendship bracelets back from Boho Betty! From flirty tassels to classic pearls and cute charms, these bracelets are perfect for layering on your arms and sharing with your besties!
The East $
Statement earrings galore! A boutique shop that is currently solely focused on earrings, The East has curated beautiful bohemian danglers sourced from South and South East Asia. No outfit is basic when paired with one of these beauties!
The East, available online
The Sempimimi Founder, Stephanie Holding-Shah, worked as a fashion writer and stylist before starting this eclectic edit. It’s a perfect mix of statement jewellery pieces at prices that won’t break your budget! We love the raw rock designs.
Sempimimi, available online
In a whimsical mood? Designer UUendy Lau features accessories based on animals and aspects of nature. Her unique wares include origami crane necklaces and wrap-around animal bracelets, all made using recycled leather from handbag factories. It’s a perfect way to rock the animal print trend!
UUendy Lau, available at various locations
NET-A-PORTER alumni Caroline Sauli and Alice Sanderson design jewellery, accessories, and resort wear pieces for modern bohemians who “dream of an endless summer”. Yucama collections are sourced locally, then hand finished by carefully selected suppliers within South-East Asia!
Yucama, available online
Amelie Jewelry $-$$
Hong Kong designer Bryan Chan has spent over twenty years in the jewellery biz and clearly knows what us trendy ladies in the 852 are looking for! 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, available online
Play up the statement earring trend by checking out the Dearbell store in Sheung Wan. The quirky jewellery is all handmade, with large and in-charge charms ranging from fuzzy stuffed animals (hi Gizmo from Gremlins!) to perfume bottles filled with your fave luxe scents. Be sure to check out the small tray of vintage finds in the back of the store too!
Dearbell, available online and at Rm 28, 2/F, Willy Comm. Bldg., 28 Wing Kut St., Sheng Wan, Hong Kong
Kookii B $-$$
This boutique jewellery brand is feminine and effortless chic! Celebrating a Bohemian luxe style of island living, its minimalist jewels are inspired by wanderlust. Check out its everyday wearable little luxuries featuring icons of stars, arrows and raw gemstones.
Kookii B, available online
Playback Concept $-$$
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! His jewellery and lifestyle accessories will make you feel like you belong in a museum!
Playback Concept, available online and at Inbetween, 6B, Tai Ping Shan St., Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
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 (we spy a Peking duck!). And if there isn’t anything that catches your eye immediately, Ivan can custom-create a design especially for you! PS – great gift idea alert!
Carmen Chan $$
Carmen Chan’s jewellery is a mix of semi-precious stones and metals that emulate different aspects of nature. Our favourite pieces are her rings from The Universe collection that focus on the beauty of specific gemstones.
Carmen Chan Jewelry, available online
Diaz Jewelry $$
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!
Designer Marielle Byworth landed in Hong Kong from Switzerland via Tokyo and is making quite a splash on the jewellery scene in all three places. Her creations, which have been spotted on the arms of celebs like Madonna, feature organic shapes with unusual combinations like leather and stones, rubies and wood, and vinyl with diamonds! Check out stunning pieces from her collections or opt to custom create your own!
Marijoli, available online and in Marijoli, PMQ, Unit S412, 4/F, Block A, 35 Aberdeen St., Central, Hong Kong
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. They are the perfect embellishments to add to your beach vacation evening 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 and create one of your own!
Obellery, available online, and at H403, Block B, PMQ, No. 35 Aberdeen St., Central, Hong Kong
If you are looking 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 our former That Girl 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 a special night on the town, as well as the single slice earrings surrounded by a stream of diamonds, which would make a gorgeous gift for… ummm… yourself!
Melville Jewellery $$$$
Goldsmith and designer Nathalie Melville shapes fine stones and 18ct gold into astonishing creations, which are all Fairtrade, Fairmined and conform to the highest international ethical standards. Commissions are also welcome, so if you are in search of an engagement ring or something for a special occasion, go check out Melville Jewellery!
Melville Jewellery, available by appointment only
Sheyn Jewellery $$$$
Looking to fulfil your diamond desires? “Second generation” designer Lital Sheynhaft is a certified gemologist with over 11 years of personal and international experience in the jewellery and diamond field. As an artist, she strives to help you fulfil your jewellery desires. And if you don’t have any diamond desires of your own, no worries! She also has a unique collection, based on ancient coins, that is also worth checking out!
Sheyn Jewellery, available by appointment only
Wendy Yue $$$$
Inspired by the symbolic meaning of jewellery, designer Wendy Yue creates jewels as 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.
Looking for more independent Hong Kong jewellery designers? Check out the following places for yet more locally-designed accessory inspiration:
- HKID Gallery stores www.facebook.com/HKIDgallery
- Hong Kong Design Gallery stores www.hkdesigngallery.hktdc.com
- Etsy www.etsy.com(and get tips from our Etsy Shopping Guide here!)
- Novelty Lane www.noveltylane.com
- …And 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 updated by Manisha Nair in September and October 2018.