Visiting Hong Kong is always so energising for me! In the past, Hong Kong has already surprised me with its trendy jewellery scene that shows an eclectic mix of Asian and Western influences. This time, I encountered a new side of Hong Kong – Carnet Jewellery has introduced this city to me as the high jewellery hub of Asia!

I first came across Carnet Jewellery at Masterpiece London and was instantly drawn in by the power of contrasts in the jewels of designer Michelle Ong. Eastern and Western motifs, fragile lightness and boldness of gemstones – these jewels are just like the women they have been designed for: feminine and strong, fascinated with colour and meaning and keen to express their personal style through jewellery.

I have been wanting to visit Carnet Jewellery Hong Kong boutique ever since. The brand’s 20th birthday was a great occasion and I was lucky to bring home a book signed by Michelle Ong dedicated to this significant milestone! Illustrating the journey of Carnet from Michelle’s early design inspirations to establishing the first Hong Kong workshop and boutique on a path to present worldwide recognition. Scroll to see the magnificent jewels described in Carnet book in meticulous details!

Thank you Hong Kong, see you soon! I am extremely excited to explore more jewellery on my next encounter with Asia, the part of the world where I was born and where artistic talents like Michelle Ong and Wallace Chan create their masterpieces.


Thanks for stopping by! Which of Carnet’s jewels in the gallery was your favourite? Let me know in comments!

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Jewellery blogger, writer Liza Urla, the founder of GEMOLOGUE, is a London-based and NYC-educated gemologist, who has travelled to and lived in many countries. She is now one of the most influential digital jewellery tastemakers. Her jewellery influence has been acknowledged by Financial Times, The New York Times, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

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