Peranakan jewellery - 'You're wearing art'

Among the first goldsmiths in the colonial port cities were those from India and Sri Lanka.

"When you examine the way the diamonds are set, they suggest old European techniques, adapted by Indian and Sri Lankan jewellers," says Peranakan scholar Peter Lee.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 02, 2020, with the headline 'Peranakan jewellery - 'You're wearing art''. Subscribe