As the festive season descends upon us in 2023, a splendid alliance has emerged from the land of smiles, Thailand, dazzling the discerning eyes with a grace that’s both timeless and contemporary. SIRIVANNAVARI, under the visionary guidance of the esteemed HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya, as Creative Director, has joined forces with the renowned Thai jeweller, Beauty Gems, unveiling the stunning “Heirlooms of Elegance” collection—the latest narrative in the saga of High Jewellery splendor.
It was an event of luminous sophistication: a gala dinner on a Friday night to remember, where fashion and finery intertwined. The who’s who of Bangkok’s elite gathered to witness a showcase of 41 magnificent pieces exclusive to this collection, paraded by top models and further exuding glamour by a surprise entrant, Anntonia Porsild. Ms. Universe Thailand 2023 and recent Miss Universe’s 1st runner-up, Porsild, captivated the attendees in her SIRIVANNAVARI-designed ethereal beige gown, her aura enhanced by the ‘Captivating Splendor’ high jewellery set. With red Spinels as its soul and elegance as its essence, the set was not just jewellery; it was the conversation of the night—a topic that spanned beyond the venue walls into the realm of the unforgettable.
The voyage of the “Heirlooms of Elegance” began with love—embedded within the intricate arrangement of the “First Love” necklace, a piece infused with the love of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun for his daughter. HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya’s passion for this collection was palpable as she spoke, “The ‘First Love’ necklace transcends the physical—it’s a symbol, a representation of love in its purest form. To me, it channels memories, spirits, and a legacy that speaks of a love story to be told for generations. Hence, the name ‘HEIRLOOMS’ perfectly captures the essence of this collection.”
This high jewellery symphony weaves together the virtuosity of traditional craftsmanship with the refinement of modern design. Perfect proportions meet vibrant stones, as artisans of Beauty Gems breathe life into HRH Princess’s creativity, thus crafting pieces that aren’t just worn, but experienced and lived. Mr. Suriyon Sriorathaikul, the Managing Director of Beauty Gems, relished the collaboration with regal pride. He declared, “To be chosen by HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya to create such splendour is a distinct honour. Our team’s relentless pursuit of perfection, confluence of diverse talents, and constant upskilling in the ever-evolving craftsmanship landscape reinforces the Thai aptitude in the eyes of the global connoisseurs. These pieces are a testament to our passion, emblematic of SIRIVANNAVARI’s iconic aesthetic, and continue the prestigious ethos of Beauty Gems.”
The tale told by the “Heirlooms of Elegance,” with its 41 pieces, is one of deep love and unwavering dedication to perpetuating a legacy, stitching ‘elegance’ into both nature and art’s lifelines. More than just a jewellery collection, it doubles as a bastion for Thai heritage preservation—bolstering traditional Thai goldsmiths and glorifying the seasoned artisans of Beauty Gems, all of whom have been shaped in part by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s vision.
In a nod to the artistic fervour of the Art Deco period, the collection draws inspiration from abstract geometry and the natural elegance of the 1920s-30s. It’s a bouquet of sentimental expressions, transforming love and familial ties into floral motifs—brooches capturing the essence of the Queen Sirikit Cattleya, Queen Sirikit Rose, and Bhubing Rose. Each piece is imbued with the brand’s DNA, cleverly reinterpreting timeless symbols: the horsebit, the peacock, the tiger, the ladybug, the bee, and the playful ‘S’ from the Princess’s own name, woven into this tapestry of extraordinary design.
In the heart of Bangkok, the SIRIVANNAVARI and Beauty Gems collaboration stands as a beacon of how jewellery can convey stories, preserve history, and celebrate the sublime elegance found within Thai craftsmanship. Here, in these pieces, is a confluence of legacy and imagination—a treasure trove of ‘Heirlooms of Elegance’ indeed, waiting to be cherished and shared for a future as radiantly designed as the jewels themselves.