Making the cut: Investable jewels and how to spot them at JeweLuxe 2019

(Clockwise from top left) The Faraone Mennella earrings, Alessio Boschi sea urchin ring, Paolo Costagli Paraiba ring and Caratell origami ring.
(Clockwise from top left) The Faraone Mennella earrings, Alessio Boschi sea urchin ring, Paolo Costagli Paraiba ring and Caratell origami ring.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF JUWELUXE SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - She has collected jewellery since she was 10 years old, where she would ask for a piece for every special occasion. Her mother would take her to the goldsmith to choose; over the years, her eye for gold jewellery turned to diamonds, then rarer stones.

Today, Ms Audrey Nai, who is in her late 30s, has a collection of jewellery in the hundreds, "almost enough to open a shop". The hobbyist collector, who works in the finance department of a locally based IT firm, also has a WhatsApp chat group called Baubles with fellow jewellery enthusiasts - who update if they find good deals travelling abroad.

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