They say every piece of jewellery tells a story. The Legacy collection by Singapore’s leading homegrown jeweller, Poh Heng, is no exception.

Drawing from Singapore’s rich Peranakan heritage, Poh Heng’s resident designer Celine Goh has reimagined the latest jewellery collection, which builds upon the success of the first Poh Heng Legacy collection.

Launched last year, Poh Heng Legacy was inspired by the story of its founder and Singapore’s Peranakan heritage. Each piece of jewellery in the Legacy collection features brilliant cut diamonds set in a splendid 18K gold, to form an exquisite constellation of unique and intricate Peranakan motifs. 

In this year’s Christmas rendition, Celine marries classic baroque Peranakan design with modern simplicity. This contemporary take on traditional Peranakan jewellery is a celebration of Singapore—its unique cultural identity and heritage of the Peranakans. Unmistakably, each piece is inspired by the elegant floral motif on ceramic tiles found in Peranakan homes. 

Featuring brilliant cut diamonds set in 18K white or rose gold, with sapphires or rubies, Poh Heng Legacy—Christmas Edition is available with matching earrings, pendant and bracelet. This new series exudes a younger, lighter vibe with a hallmark intricate floral motif.  Her latest pieces are guided by the philosophy to make the collection wearable for women of all ages, complementing them effortlessly. 

Floral Sapphire pendant, $850
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Floral Sapphire pendant, $850

Crafted in 18K white gold with a brilliant cut sapphire and diamonds set in the Legacy floral motif. Chain sold separately.

Floral Sapphire earrings, $1,550
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Floral Sapphire earrings, $1,550

These timeless studs are set in 18K white gold with brilliant cut sapphires and diamonds.

Floral Sapphire bracelet, $1,850
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Floral Sapphire bracelet, $1,850

The regal Legacy floral motif is accented by eight stunning sapphires set in an 18K white gold chain bracelet.

Floral Ruby Earrings, $900
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Floral Ruby Earrings, $1,600

Exude timeless style with 18K rose gold, a brilliant-cut ruby, and diamonds set in the Legacy floral motif. Chain sold separately.

Floral Ruby Pendant, $900
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Floral Ruby Pendant, $900

Pair this 18K rose gold pendant and dainty brilliant-cut ruby with diamonds stunner with your earrings. Chain sold separately.

Floral Ruby Bracelet, $1,900
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Floral Ruby Bracelet, $1,900

Elegant and feminine, the Legacy floral motif bracelet is accented by eight spellbinding rubies set in an 18K rose gold chain bracelet.

Tingkat — a love story 

You can also see the collection at Rediscover Your Legacy – The Story of Singapore’s Peranakan Heirlooms, a pop-up exhibition held in conjunction with STB’s SingapoRediscovers campaign. 

From Nov 25 to Dec 31, Poh Heng’s flagship boutique at Orchard Shopping Centre will see its window display transformed into the facade of a Peranakan house.

The boutique will display vintage Peranakan jewellery dating back to the 1950s from their vaults, alongside the Legacy collection. Jewellery featuring Intan diamonds, jade and pearl will be on display. Among the interesting ornaments are two gold bolster caps produced by Poh Heng in the 1950s, where Poh Heng’s trademark sits proudly in the centre of each piece.

Bolster cap
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Traditional pieces include gold belts (Tali Pinggang) and sets of chained brooches (Kerosang). A selection of jewellery will also be presented on a pink teak dresser, where its “mirror” will screen a short, heartwarming love story, Tingkat

Filled with good food and meaningful gifts, watch as our modern-day nyonya celebrates Christmas with a home-cooked Peranakan spread. A surprise awaits her inside the tiffin carrier. A gift that she can wear with pride, an heirloom to pass down to generations, the beautiful Legacy Floral Ruby Pendant that allows you to #wearyourstory.

All photos courtesy of Poh Heng Jewellery.

Poh Heng Legacy is available at all Poh Heng boutiques.

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