Singaporebrides | Essentials

March 2012

From Bridal Wear To Everyday Wear

Part of the rituals of a traditional wedding involves the presenting of a set of gold jewellery from the groom’s mother to the bride. There are four pieces in this set, known as Si Dian Jin, and are indicative of the family’s status and wealth. Upon receiving this set of jewellery, usually consisting of a necklace, a ring, a bangle and a pair of earrings, the bride is assured of a comfortable life ahead.

Poh Heng, with their reputation as Singapore’s trusted jeweller and an advocate of Chinese traditions, presents two collections of Si Dian Jin, with a modern twist. Without taking away the authenticity and meanings behind the tradition of Si Dian Jin, Poh Heng’s Sparkle of Love and Circle of Love collections combine tradition with style, resulting in modern, versatile jewellery that complements any wedding gown style.

Apart from being able to be worn together as a set without looking too overdone, each piece of jewellery in the Si Dian Jin sets have evolved such that they can be worn separately to maximum effect. Here are some ways you can wear the Sparkle of Love and Circle of Love Si Dian Jin collections for both your wedding and every other day.

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The Jewellery: The Sparkle of Love Si Dian Jin collection by Poh Heng is inspired by the multi-faceted modern woman, as can be seen with the delicately crafted beads of 22K white and yellow gold. The two entwined precious metals signify the beauty and lasting bond of marriage, but for those who think yellow gold is too traditional, this is a highly versatile set.

The Gown: This ivory sleeveless gown with a low V neckline by Monique Lhuillier features an asymmetric draped bodice with a modified trumpet hem. Its clean lines make the gown a wonderful canvas for non-dramatic and uncomplicated jewellery design. The twin-strand necklace in the Sparkle of Love set goes very well with the low V neckline of this wedding gown by Monique Lhuillier. Add some shine to your fingers as you shake hands with your guests with the matching ring.

The Outfit: There’s no simpler example of casual chic than a long-sleeved chiffon blouse and a pair of well-fitted jeans or pants. This could be your Friday work wear if your organisation is so inclined, or a classy weekend outfit for brunch at the new bistro with your husband. This look can work with pumps as well as with kitten heels. Post-wedding, the understated design of the drop earrings matches almost any outfit and any hairstyle. Wearing that matching bracelet on your wrist will always remind you of your wedding day.

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The Jewellery: The Circle of Love Si Dian Jin collection from Poh Heng, inspired by the sleek lines of geometric shapes, makes style and class look effortless. Its differently sized circles signify the eternal love of marriage. The satin finish on the pieces is done by hand, so the best way to showcase the intricate work is to wear them boldly.

The Gown: This white strapless organza ballgown by Reem Acra has a full skirt with laser cutouts. Matched with a whimsical laser cut veil and floral headpiece, there’s nothing quiet about its entrance into a room. Jewellery will have to be eye-catching but complementary to the look so that it doesn’t steal the limelight away from the dress. The edgy design of the Circle of Love set is surprisingly easy to acessorise with; bring attention to your shoulders under the veil with the drop earrings. With its charm bracelet appeal, the bracelet from this set should be worn loosely around the wrist so that it moves animatedly with every movement of your hand.

The Outfit: An extremely sassy take on the Little Black Dress, this outfit can take you straight from your workplace into any fancy event. With an almost casual round-necked collar, the clever draping at the waistline makes its fashion statement without being too showy. Complete the look with patterned tights and black platform wedges. Post-wedding, add a whimsical yet feminine touch to your outfit with the necklace and the matching statement ring. The black of the dress will bring out the satin finish on the gold pieces beautifully.

Please visit http://www.pohheng.com.sg/wedding-jewellery.shtml for more details on Si Dian Jin and other wedding jewellery by Poh Heng. Prices upon application.