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Singapore’s Lee Hwa Jewellery Presents Two Nonya-inspired Jewellery Collections at George Town Festival 2011

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2011-06-28 10:00
SINGAPORE, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Lee Hwa Jewellery, Singapore’s leading contemporary jeweller, is proud to be a part of the sophomore George Town Festival, commemorating the city as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alongside 11 other international jewellers, Lee Hwa Jewellery has been invited to present two glitzy and exquisite collections – Ratu and Sang Putri – at the Festival’s opening event, ‘Peranakan Penang: The Gala Dinner’.

In line with the Gala theme and in keeping with the commemoration of Penang and its diverse culture and heritage, Lee Hwa has chosen to showcase works heavily influenced by the Peranakan culture – a fusion of Chinese and Malay artistry that is at once dramatic and elegant.

Reflecting the sense of aesthetics of both Malay and Chinese influences, the two collections sport elaborately-designed floral motif. The eye-catching Ratu – Malay for Queen – necklace personifies the characteristics of the quintessential Peranakan matriarch – strong and powerful, yet regal and majestic to behold. Comprising an artistic patchwork of finely-wrought white and rose gold flowers and liberally encrusted with round brilliant diamonds, Ratu makes a strong statement, exuding distinct grandeur and a mature style that reflects the sheer personality of the women for which it was crafted.

In contrast, the dainty Sang Putri collection stands out with its grace and elegance. Comprising a tasteful and intricate composition of radiant blooms in white gold with a sprinkle of glittering diamonds, the delicate and ornate floral motif features youthful girlish curves that bring out the essence of the beauty and vitality of a young Nonya – the Princess of the family. Sang Putri encompasses a necklace and a bracelet.

The two collections will be paired with a special collection of evening dresses by Malaysian-born and internationally acclaimed fashion designers – Zang Toi and Yeoh Lee – at the event.

“Lee Hwa Jewellery is pleased to be invited to support the ‘Peranakan Penang: The Gala Dinner’ at George Town Festival 2011. It marks the commemoration of the past and the celebration of a colourful era of tradition. We are glad to be part of this international show to highlight the splendour of the exceptional culture of the Straits-Chinese with our two Nonya-inspired collections, Ratu and Sang Putri. We hope that our modern interpretation of the Peranakan way of life through these two collections will enthral the audiences with the beauty of this vibrant culture, exclusive to our region,” said Ms Elaine Ng, Senior Brand Manager of Lee Hwa Jewellery.

High-res images of Ratu and Sang Putri are available at

Note to Editors:

About Lee Hwa Jewellery

Lee Hwa Jewellery is a Singapore-born, contemporary fine jeweller whose unique jewellery creations are based on trends and inspirations from the fashion runways every season. A strong believer in innovation, the company introduced the world’s first 19k solid Purple Gold™ in 2000.

Lee Hwa Jewellery remains the first and only publicly listed jeweller in Singapore. At the forefront of design, quality and service, Lee Hwa Jewellery exemplifies leadership in the fine jewellery retail industry. It brings innovation and refreshing creativity to its products through collaborations with leading creative luminaries such as Toshiyuki Kita, Dick Lee and Ashley Isham. Its innovative designs have led to its position as the official licensee of Forevermark, a diamond brand from the De Beers group of companies, in Singapore. Lee Hwa Jewellery’s leadership position is further embodied by its showcase at the London Fashion Week 2009, Official Jeweller of the Singapore Fashion Festival in 2007 and 2008 and Audi Fashion Festival 2009 and title sponsor of BLUEPRINT 2011. With 27 boutiques in Singapore, Lee Hwa Jewellery is a market leader who is committed to providing not only the best quality products but also first-class service to its consumers.

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June 30, 2011 at 11:30 am

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