Getting Jazzy with Comyns

Friday, October 03, 2014

The Royal Selangor outlet was abuzz with jazz music from the twenties, as well as sparkling with luxurious pewter goods and glittering guests just last week. Everyone were anticipating the first look of Comyns' (a brand under Royal Selangor which traces back to the 17th-century in Britain) latest Jazz Collection.

We milled around before the reveal, checking out a few beautiful items within the store. Royal Selangor has come a long, long way since it was first founded in 1885. I love the modern trend of fusing pewter with wood – like the chess set below, so beautiful! I keep telling Panda we need to get one for the home, it'll add such a nice touch of class.

Just one floor up, you can find the Comyns store (together with Selberan) that houses not just jewelry, but an array of gold and silver decor items. These are the finest of silversmithing, as each item is made very skillfully – and my, how they sparkle! If anyone has the moolah to blow, I could imagine that these would be the prettiest addition to anyone's mansion. Some of the decor has been localized – check out those gold and silver fruits, and that durian! Perhaps you remember that I used the durian in one of my photoshoots, together with some alphabet cufflinks from Comyns.

There is also the lovely pewter animal collection, ranging from kittens to wolves, and even a large (nearly life-size) golden peacock. I have also used these lovely things for a shoot last year, and they are the most precious pieces. The endearing looks on the cute faces of each animal makes me want to buy everything (if I can afford it)!

Later on, the models made their way down to unveil (and show off) the latest Jazz collection. A complete range of rings, earrings, cuffs, necklaces – Comyns has got you covered. It is a colleciton inspired by the women of the twenties – Coco Chanel, Louise Brooks and Gloria Swanson, to name a few – who developed the classic fashion sense that has since prevailed up until now. The Jazz Collection captures the mood of 1920's American social elegance and enjoyment of life. If you have watched The Great Gatsby, you get the proper depiction of that wondrous carefree life.

The silversmiths at Comyns combined solid geometry and fluidity to portray a beautiful streamlined jewelry. One of the most prominent shape, is the geometry fan motif that is a contemporary take of the fan motifs on the Chrysler building in New York City. It has a beautiful simplicity to it that simply describes the modern woman.

The Jazz Collection is available at all Comyns boutiques in Pavilion KL, Suria KLCC, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Royal Selangor Visitor Centre and selected Royal Selangor stores. The collection is priced between RM590–RM1,550.

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  1. haha, i like to play chess, do you want to play chess with me? XD

    (A Growing Teenager Diary Malaysia)


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