Bling empire: Scions of S'pore jewellery businesses keep their family legacies alive

(From left) Poh Heng Jewellery assistant general manager Pamela Seow, H. Sena owner Medhanie Senanayake and B.P. de Silva Jewellers creative director Shanya Amarasuriya.
(From left) Poh Heng Jewellery assistant general manager Pamela Seow, H. Sena owner Medhanie Senanayake and B.P. de Silva Jewellers creative director Shanya Amarasuriya. ST PHOTOS: JASON QUAH, YONG LI XUAN, MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - Think of purveyors of diamonds and precious stones, and Europe may come to mind. But Singapore, too, has its share of home-grown jewellery empires that have weathered crises and changing tastes through the decades.

The Straits Times speaks to three women who are leading their storied family businesses and redefining the way jewellery is used to connect people in a pandemic era.

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