Don’t state the obvious…
Adding a new necklace, bold bracelet or quirky pair of earrings can completely alter an outfit. We already know jewellery is an easy way to add a personal touch to your appearance – but, ultimately, it all comes down to finding something that feels right for you. Whether you’re after antique-inspired designs or more of a modern-classic finish, we’ve cherry-picked the places worth checking out in Hong Kong. We’ve included everything from budget to splurge, just to make sure you find your next signature piece.
Head over to our go-to shops around the city or settle in bed (after the kiddos are tucked in!) and browse through our foolproof online sites. From colourful tassel earrings to raw amethyst pendants, these playful pieces are guaranteed to elevate your look. So whether you’re adorning yourself with one luxurious number or decking yourself like a Christmas tree (it’s never too early) – here are the names, sites and shops to get the job done!
Caty is a fashion boutique stocked with styles in every shape and colour. Whether you’re after a gold vintage cuff or a modern marble bangle, this place is worth checking out. Plus, since so many of the pieces are one-offs, there are new deliveries arriving every week. We’ve got our eyes set on the quirky tassel fan earrings and the elegant boho layering necklace.
Callixto is a Hong Kong boutique (opened by mumtreprenur, Sasha Dennig) that brings unique pieces of jewellery and accessories together. With a focus on original craftsmanship, there are plenty of intriguing pieces from all over the globe! Take “different” up a notch and check out the one-of-a-kind amethyst silver encased pendant, the summery volcanic stone bracelets, and the brass druzy quartz ring.
On the hunt for designer brands at discount prices? If you haven’t yet heard of HULA, you can thank us later! This online marketplace sells pre-owned designer womenswear (reducing unnecessary waste in the fashion industry whilst donating 5% of the profits to partnered charities). The accessories section is constantly being updated with fab items. Some of which – like this Marc by Marc Jacobs stretch bracelet (for $400) – are still new with tags on!
The9thMuse is all about bringing authentic and adventurous fashion to Hong Kong. By being mindful of local and global artisans, they have a ton of alternative styles for under $500. Stack bright rings, layer necklaces or find a bold piece that speaks to your style. If you’re still experimenting with statement jewellery, opt for something that combines classic elements with a contemporary touch – like the gold plated Elsa Pearl Bangle.
J. Crew is a staple for statement jewellery. Their collections cover everything from your basics studs to all the bold, quirky designs that really add something to your look. TheBeaded Rumba Earringsadd a special “je ne sais quoi” to any summer outfit. If you’re looking for a youthful touch, check out the range of tassel earrings, or the new dandelion drop earrings.
Lane Crawford stocks a surprisingly large selection of Fashion Jewellery pieces (with certain items going for under $500, whist others are more on the treat-yourself end of the spectrum). These Kenneth Jay Lane earrings come packed with a bohemian oomph! With a turquoise-tone glass cabochon and intricately carved beads, we’re thrilled they’re going for $650.
Polkadot Boutique stocks a range of different brands that often aren’t available in Hong Kong. Though a lot of the jewellery is more minimalist than statement, they stock brands like Nicole Ritchie’s, and House of Harlow, which offer more of a modern edge. We’re loving the antique-looking Tanta Crosshatch Ring and the turquoise cabochon stone crawlers.
If you’re looking for fast fashion on a budget, H&M really is the best place to head to. With trends (and tastes) constantly changing, its no surprise purchases under $100 catch our eye. Whether you’re looking for dainty earring runners or a pop of colour, you’re sure to find something to spark up an outfit. Did we mention, you’ll also win major points with picky teenagers here!
Shopping from the comfort of your couch? Shopbop is an online platform offering accessories from contemporary designer labels (“heart” your most wanted items and come straight back to check when they go on sale). Plus, deliveries generally take 1-3 days, and they provide a home pick-up service through DHL for all returns. This rose gold Miansai Screw Cuff has quickly become a favourite of ours.
If you’re looking for a statement piece that will last through the years, it’s worth checking out Erickson Beamon. These 24k gold-plated earrings are definitely on the luxurious side (a whopping $3,250!). Made with Swarovski crystals and dotted with glass pearls, we’re putting this piece of vintage glamour on our wish list. Mother’s Day is how many months away?
This high street brand has always been influenced by the latest catwalk, so it makes sense that it comes up with strong statement items. Looking for something festival-inspired? Check out the floral cuff bracelet for an intricate, geometric number, or the fan front-and-back earrings for more of an antique finish.
Topshop, 59 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong.
520-521, Times Square Hong Kong, 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Free international standard delivery when you spend over £100. www.topshop.com
NOMERA Jewellery is a bespoke jewellery brand, with each piece designed and handmade in Hong Kong using traditional craftsmanship skills and techniques. It uses semi-precious and precious metals to create pieces that reflect strong graphic lines and sharp shapes. If you’re looking for minimalist geometric shapes, check out the 18k rose gold drop earrings. and backs. The handcrafted nature of the pieces mean you have to wait 2 to 3 weeks for your order to be dispatched – but at least you know the results will be worth it!
Featured image via Callixto, all other images via respective websites and Facebook pages.