Homegrown designer and Singapore Fashion Award winner Carrie K. is launching a brand new collection this November! In collaboration with philanthropist, gemmologist, and author Paige Parker, the label launches the Journey collection on 5th November 2018.
Inspired by their shared philosophy of “Take the journey but don’t let it lead the way,” the Journey collection is an empowering one, drawing from the strength of Paige Parker’s Guinness World Record road trip across 116 countries over six continents in three years with husband Jim Rogers, during which she penned the travel memoir Don’t Call Me Mrs Rogers, detailing her voyage and decision to stop being a passenger and take control of life. Wanting to pass these values on to her daughters, it made perfect sense then for Carrie K. to come onboard to add another chapter to her ongoing Modern Heirloom series, where precious jewellery doesn’t have to stay in the vault, but crafted as timeless pieces wearable by daughters across the ages.
The Journey collection features Carrie K.’s signature cheeky motifs and symbols, taking the form of jewellery shaped like visual icons of navigational tools such as the compass, while incorporating gemstones that hold special meaning for both Paige and Carolyn. These gemstones are the Red Garnet, Blue Topaz, Moonstone and Green Onyx – symbols of passion, courage, strength and protection to remind the wearer to take charge of their lives.
Items in the series include the Compass Link Chain Bracelet and Compass Link Chain Necklace feature a compass motif that doubles up as both a clasp and the centerpiece. Designed to be the heart of the entire collection, the innovative design also allows for multiple bracelets to connect seamlessly into a choker or a long necklace. The Compass Links and Chains are sold separately to offer versatility. The Compass Link is available in 925 silver, 9k and 18k gold and retail at $268, $988 and $1888 respectively; all Compass Links are set with London Blue Topaz or Green Onyx, while the 9k and 18k gold Compass Links comes in additional options of White Topaz or White Moonstone.
Like her previous collections, Journey allows for plenty of versatility as various pieces within the collection can be paired to form completely new creations. The Compass Link Chain Bracelet for example, pairs nicely with a 9k gold Compass Link and a 925 silver Chain, or purchase the entire set in pure 9k or 18k gold. The compass motif repeats itself once again in the Compass Signet Ring, and the Compass Ear Studs, which can be worn individually or matched with either the Compass Ear Jacket or Compass Hoop Jacket to create a more prominent ear ensemble.
The second major motif seen in Journey would be the gyroscope and the angular coordinates of the globe, resulting in the Globe Ear Jacket, Globe Hoop Earrings and Globe Ring, big statement pieces and undoubted highlights from the Journey collection. Both boardroom appropriate and perfect for jazzing up your outfit for a grand event, these pieces are sure to draw curious glances and awed second looks.
As a collection made by women to support women, it’s only natural that the collection will find new ways and means to put that message into action too. As such, 50% of profits from the Journey collection will be donated to the Singapore Committee for UN Women, who run programmes that empower women through education and job opportunities, setting them off on their own journey. Perhaps it’s high time you too take control of your life, and wear it loud and proud with a piece from the Journey collection to show the world your newfound confidence to last for all time.
Journey is available at Carrie K. Fine Jewellery Atelier from 5th November 2018, located at the National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, #02-02, Singapore 188969. For more information, visit their website here
A made-to-order option is also available for customers who purchase 9kt or 18kt gold pieces. Choose from 17 gem selections including Topaz, Quartz, Amethyst, Peridot, Garnet, Moonstone and Tiger Eye at no additional cost.
As part of Carrie K.’s initiative to promote meaningful gifting, you can leave a message with the Carrie K. “Little Birdie Service”. Your friends and family will be sent a little whisper of your preferred gift for an upcoming special occasion – so that every Carrie K. gift will be a meaningful surprise.