Browse through four jewelry collections featuring chic, modern, and versatile pieces that pair perfectly with everyday ensembles.
Some people associate fine jewelry with more formal outfits. Others may find it difficult to pair more traditional pieces with everyday ensembles. However, great jewelry deserves to be enjoyed on a daily basis. This is why it’s important to make room for pieces with fresh and versatile designs. Modern and eye-catching, these kinds of jewelry meld perfectly with more quotidian styles.
Brands have proven that it’s more than possible to create wearable masterpieces that offer fresh and fun spins on the classics. So, if you’re on the lookout for new additions to your everyday wardrobe, here are a few collections worth considering:
Play by Paul Syjuco
Paul Syjuco explores the possibilities of color in the jeweler’s latest collection, Play. The new offering came into existence at the start of the year and is an optimistic reflection of the future ahead.
Play strikes a balance between bright and subdued hues. It plays with geometric shapes and maximalist forms to create young and dynamic pieces. Even with the integration of precious stones, the collection carries an air of carefree playfulness.
Iridescent opals provide a display of colors in continuous motion depending on the angles one views them in. They sit together with other natural gemstones such as blue moonstone, pink tourmaline, turquoise and champagne topaz. Meanwhile, brilliantly colored precious gems like Zambian and Colombian emeralds carve out nature-inspired designs, graphic arrangements, and seemingly random geometric styles.
“There’s the intent of being able to wear these pieces everyday if you wish,” Syjuco says. One can use them as statement pieces to add some flair to simpler outfits, or embrace the beauty of casual maximalism. However the wearer chooses to don them, the pieces in this collection make for endless days of stylish combinations and experimentation, reminding them to celebrate the vibrancy of life itself.
Chapters by Atelier 818 and Mikaela Lagdameo
Atelier 818 has collaborated with long-time client Mikaela Lagdameo to create a stunning, 19-signature-piece collection. Aptly titled Chapters, the collection features pieces that are meant to represent the chapters in a wearer’s life—offering jewelry that anyone can personalize and imbue with meaning.
Atelier 818 and Lagdameo also divided the collection into three “chapters.” The first chapter features tattoo charms that carry personal significance for Lagdameo, but whose versatility enables others to create their own sentimental pieces. Choose from a palm tree for an unforgettable adventure, a wine glass for friendship that starts with great conversation, a heart that expresses love, and a cross that serves as a reminder of the power of faith.
“Chapter 2” features customizable bangles and cigar bands that wearers can engrave with their adage, quote, or word of choice; anything that provides them with encouragement and strength. As the wearer experiences personal change over time, they may choose to re-engrave these designs every year as they please.
Lastly, “Chapter 3” breaks into new forms of jewelry with fine belly rings, anklet cuffs, and waistlets that embody freedom, resilience, and self-discovery. Wearters can interchange every piece in the Chapters collection with its smart connector, allowing them to take full control of their narratives.
Atelier 818 Jewelry is located at Level 3, SM Aura Premier. For more information and updates, you may visit the brand’s official website or follow its Instagram @atelier818jewelry.
Libera by Nanis Italian Jewels
Nanis Italian Jewels brings luxury Italian jewelry to the Philippines with its vast assortment of meticulously-handcrafted pieces that infuse contemporary twists to traditional designs.This produces exquisite jewelry with plenty of savoir-faire. Indeed, Nanis Italian Jewels captures the spirit of the modern woman with heritage, unparalleled craftsmanship, and fresh aesthetic sensibilities.
A perfect example of this ethos is the brand’s Libera collection, which features pieces that redefine the traditional design of chain jewelry. “When you think of the chain, you always think of something rigid, which limits you,” said designer Laura Bicego, the brand’s co-founder.
As such, she set out to create pieces that embodied liberation—hence the name libera. She frees the standard chain, creating bold yet light designs that bear Nanis’s signature burin scratches. The simplicity of the pieces makes for everyday outfits that exude elegance and power without being ostentatious.
Beauty in Asymmetry by Kristine Dee Jewelry
Kristinne Dee’s latest jewelry collection features off-kilter compositions that spark dynamic engagement. As its title suggests, Beauty in Asymmetry pushes the boundaries of beauty with uniquely-shaped pieces that are sophisticated yet proudly unconventional.
In the collection are mesmerizing gemstones that the jeweler meticulously selected to enhance its asymmetrical narrative. Emeralds evoke nature’s tranquility, blue sapphires mirror the depths of the ocean’s mysteries, rubies offer a glimpse of passion and intensity, and pearls bring a touch of classic elegance.
Of course, diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and the collection doesn’t forget to integrate the timeless stones. Dee also includes peridots and aquamarines, which are not only her and her son’s birthstones, but also possess unique colors and cuttings that yield inimitable pieces.
“On a deeper level, asymmetries are life’s surprises and imperfections, because of the wisdom it imparts—that life doesn’t have to be perfect. They bring out the best in each person, given their individual experiences and challenges, yet still make one beautiful and whole,” Dee shared in a statement.
The 70-piece collection is vibrant and daring, each accessory a piece of wearable art that can breathe life into one’s everyday wardrobe. It’s a celebration of irregularity, an ode to individuality, and a call to engage with the extraordinary.
Kristine Dee jewelry is located in One McKinley Place, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. For more information, you may contact 09178950816 or email [email protected]. For updates, you may follow the brand on Instagram @kristinedeejewellery.
Photos courtesy of Paul Syjuco, Atelier 818, Nanis Italian Jewels, and K.Dee Jewelry.