Design of Gems was founded in 2016 by Karoliina as a result of working in Yangon for over three years and falling in love with the beautiful natural gemstones found there. She's originally from Finland, but had adopted the sunny Singapore as her home long time ago.
Karoliina's passion is handcrafted quality and personal pieces that are as unique as you are. She regards jewellery must be natural, honest and last for years to come, but still be affordable. She does not support synthetic material or mass production, but likes to work with local craftsmen of gemstone cutters, silver and goldsmiths to spread the economic benefits for a wider population. Her ethos is environmental sustainability by re-using precious materials and treating the complete supply chain ethically by providing good jobs for the talented craftsmen and women.
The first collections - MyDesign and Pansodan - were crafted in Myanmar to provide the community good job opportunities and outlook for the future. Further pieces will not made due to the current situation in the country.
Now Karoliina handcrafts her own silver rings, bracelets, necklaces and occasional earrings with a pop of color from natural gemstones at her home studio in Singapore. The one-of-a-kind pieces are exclusively available at Creative Jewellery Studio, not-for-profit jewellery boutique in Singapore.
Karoliina holds two jewellery diplomas in Fine Jewellery Design and Metal Arts (new metal and traditional metalsmithing) from Jewellery Design and Management School in Singapore.
MyDesign of Gems is registered Precious Metals and Gems Dealer under the Singapore Ministry of Law.