Lee Hwa Jewellery, Singapore’s leading contemporary fine jeweler, collaborates with the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) to present the Sovereign – a modern interpretation of the glorious 4,500 year-old necklace from Ur (modern day Iraq).
The source of inspiration will be on display at the highly anticipated Treasures of the World from The British Museum set to open at NMS in December.
Capturing the regal charm and exceptional craftsmanship, the one-of-a-kind royal masterpiece by Lee Hwa Jewellery is re-created with dazzling Lapis Lazuli, also used in the original necklace, and 18K yellow gold topped with glittering diamonds for a touch of modern glamour.
Adeline Chang, Brand Manager of Aspial-Lee Hwa Jewellery, said, "When given the opportunity, we were thrilled to work with the curators of this extraordinary exhibition to design Lee Hwa Jewellery’s interpretation of the elegant necklace that represents the resilience and strength of women across centuries. The Sovereign celebrates the strength and beauty of today's independent and powerful woman."
"Lee Hwa Jewellery is very passionate about the preservation of rich heritage from around the world. This exhibition with its extensive jewellery collection is a very strong indication of the influence of such incredible finds on today’s designs and craftsmanship and we are proud of our partnership with the National Museum of Singapore and the British Museum."
The resplendent Sovereign necklace is valued at S$12,800 and will be available for sale from 5 December onwards. Full proceeds from the sale will go towards National Museum of Singapore. The necklace will be showcased exclusively at Lee Hwa Jewellery boutiques island wide from 5 December 2015 to 29 May 2016. The travelling display will begin at Lee Hwa Diamond Promenade boutique at ION Orchard from 5 to 22 December 2015, followed by The Diamond Atelier at VivoCity from 23 December 2015 to 7 January 2016.