There is a beautiful quote about family from Friedrich Nietzsche. The famous philosopher once wrote, “In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.”
It’s true, isn’t it? No matter how hard the daily grind may be, it’s the love that you get from your family at the end of it that makes it all feel better. You come home, you see your loved ones and you’re instantly reminded why it’s all worthwhile. This special kind of love deserves to be celebrated, and that’s where MADLY can help.
As a way of celebrating the ties that bind, MADLY invites you to create a ring that is as unique as your family. Using specially-chosen stones – each one signifying the birth month of each family member – you are able to put the entire story of your family onto a beautiful piece of heirloom jewellery that will accompany you everywhere you go.
And it’s not just family in the traditional sense that these rings apply to.
If you pause to think about it, your best friends are like an extension of family, and of yourself. They know you – sometimes better than you know yourself – and they are there with you through thick and thin. In this spirit, MADLY also invites you to think about the friendships that have shaped you, and how you can commemorate your BFF too.
Making a bespoke piece of jewellery can be daunting, but that’s where Team MADLY comes in. With their artisans on hand to guide you every step of the way, they take all the anxiety out of the process, so you can fully enjoy this special experience. They’ll listen to your wishes, collaborate with you on the details, and present you with a beautifully-finished symbolic piece you will treasure forever.
To give you more inspiration, check out this gallery of family and friendship rings that MADLY has created for their customers!
This striking family ring was an anniversary gift. As the client was living in the US, much of the communication between her and the designers happened over WhatsApp and emails.
The spectacular end-result is centered around some incredibly rare gemstones, like a neon pink spinel and a lagoon tourmaline – to represent the months of August and October respectively – which are the birthstones of her two daughters. MADLY also used princess-cut tanzanites to represent her husband’s birth month in December.
To finish, a couple of Paraiba tourmalines were used as a way of commemorating their anniversary in October. Plus, they gave the ring some extra sparkle too!
Not all family rings need to feature birthstones! They can simply be gemstones in your favourite colour and cut.
This client brought in her mother’s old solitaire diamond, and wanted to give it a refreshed setting. Together, the client and the designers decided to go with gemstones that were vibrantly coloured, and created a captivating heirloom ring that both mother and daughter would cherish.
Like two precious babies lovingly cradled in their mother’s arms, this stunning family ring was inspired by the client’s initial, “C”.
The stones used in this design were centered on her children’s birthstones. The diamond represents April, and the alexandrite represents June. When set together, the stones gave the fluid lines of the ring a poetic appeal.
This was another classic family ring that MADLY has done. The main stone was a topaz in the client’s favourite colour, and was also used to represent her daughter’s birth month.
Flanking each side were lavender spinel marquise stones, for her son’s birth month in August, and green emeralds to signify her husband’s birth month in May.
To complete the ring, diamonds were used as a representation of the client’s birth month in April.
BFFs are family too! Together with their clients, MADLY created these cluster rings to celebrate their lifelong friendship.
Each of these bespoke rings feature a similar style to signify the unbreakable bond between these friends. Yet, every ring was given its own unique personality, as it incorporated each woman’s favourite coloured gemstone.
Now, you’re ready to embark on your bespoke journey, but where do you start? To help you understand the process better, we follow The Singapore Women’s Weekly’s Editor-in-Chief Barbara Koh as she gets a family ring designed at MADLY. “It’s such a special journey,” she says, “and you’re filled with a sense of love and satisfaction when you see that piece of jewellery – which signifies your family – come together right before your eyes.”