Korean dramas are typically remembered for their characters (and/or actors), heart-wrenching plots and captivating storylines. And most recently, viewers have started paying more attention to what the actors and actresses used or wore in the shows – particularly the jewellery and makeup they wore.
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For instance, in Korean drama Encounter, Song Hye-Kyo played the role of a CEO of a hotel, and wore Sulwhasoo’s Essential Lip Serum Stick. Actress Park Shin Hye wore Mamonde’s Highlight Lip Tint in #6 Pin Spot in her drama Doctor Crush. As a result, that particular Mamonde lippie was quickly wiped off the shelves within two weeks of being stocked up. The items that went viral were not limited to lip makeup but also mascara. For actress Park Bo Young’s role in Oh My Ghostess, she used the Lancome Grandiose Waterproof Mascara.
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If you’ve caught the K-drama fever, you would most likely come across this familiar scene. In most Korean dramas, the male lead would gift the female lead with a piece of jewellery. Naturally, the eagle-eyed fans caught on and the exact jewellery pieces as well as accessories that resemble the ones in K-dramas became popular.
These jewellery designs tend to lean on the minimalist side, which makes them easy to match with any OOTDs. Some of these jewellery pieces are readily available online. In addition, forward-thinking jewellery companies went on to create new designs to match the ones found in K-dramas to give fans another option.
Ahead, you would find some of these dainty jewellery pieces and the Korean dramas they originated from.
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The 2018 Korean drama is based on the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. In this K-drama television rendition, Korean heartthrob Lee Seung-gi plays Son Oh-gong (based on Sun Wukong) who falls in love with real estate CEO Jin Seon-mi played by Oh Yeon-seo, a character based on the monk Tang Sanzang.
In the show, Seon-mi gifts Oh-Gong with a magical bracelet (seen on his wrist in the image above) that makes him love her unconditionally. This piece of jewellery, which is a modern upgrade from the original golden fillet that the Monkey King wore on his head, adds a quirky touch to jazz up any look.
After Seon-mi from Korean drama A Korean Odyssey gives Oh-Gong with that magical bracelet, he surprises her with a ring that bears some resemblance to his magical bracelet. This is the the rose gold Connect R Ring from Korean jewellery brand, Minigold.
At this point, we’ll like to inform you that actress Oh Yeon-seo is the face of Minigold, and because of that, she is accessorised throughout the television series with Minigold’s minimalist necklaces and earrings. You can get the same ring from the official Minigold website.
Starring Jun Ji-hyun and Lee Min-ho, this 2016 Korean drama features the love story between a con-artist (Min-ho as Heo Joon-jae) and a mermaid (Ji-hyun as Shim Cheong), with their tale juxtaposed with the parallel story of their Joseon era incarnations.
In the first episode, Joon-jae gives Shim Cheng a white gold necklace. While a certain jade bangle is said to be the key accessory for this televsion drama, netizens seem to refer this 14k white gold necklace from Stonehenge’s Silhouette Collection. And therefore, this accessory has come to be known as the mermaid necklace, which comes with a pendant in a circular shape that’s highly wearable.
Actress Jun Ji-hyun starred in this hilarious Koream drama where she plays a top actress (Cheon Song-yi) who fell in love with an alien who has lived in South Korea since the Joseon Dynasty. In this scene, Song-yi was on a filming set, waiting to film her scene. She got her assistant to buy her a mocha latte just so she can get a selfie, as pictured here.
What K-drama fans love about this scene is also her ribbon earrings, specifically the Long Galaxy Star Gold Earrings from Korean premium jewellery label Didier Dubot. Aside from those pretty earrings, you can also pick up a tip or two on selfie poses.
This 2013 horror-romantic comedy features Gong Hyo-Jin as Tae Gong-shil, who sees ghosts, and the hunky So Ji-sub as Joo Joong-won who hoped to use Gong-shil to communicate with his dead girlfriend. Gong-shil calls Joong-won her taeyang (sun in Korean) because whenever she touches him, the ghosts that would appear to her, would then disappear.
Soon, the two leads fell in love. Joong-won then gave Gong-shil this sun pendant necklace from Korean jewellery label J.Estina. At some point, he lost his memories and the sight of this necklace around Gong-Shil’s neck helped him remember.
Gong Yoo plays Kim Shin, a goblin, who was cursed to a life of immortality and has lived for over 900 years. To end his immortal life, he needs to look for a human bride who can end his life. She comes in the form of a high school student, Ji Eun-tak, played by Kim Go Eun.
In one of the scenes of the drama, Kim Shin, presents Eun-tak with a pretty necklace from South Korean brand Stylus Jewellery. This comes with a pendant that spells out the word “Destin” which means destiny in French.
This drama tells the story of a girl (actress Park Shin Hye as Choi In-ha) who gets hiccups whenever she lies, and a boy (actor Lee Jong-suk as Ki Ha-myung) who lives under a false identity after a family tragedy.
Together, they work to uncover a conspiracy in the news industry. Ha-myung hands In-ha a button from his shirt as a pledge of his affection to her. She then use it as a pendant for a necklace and wears it throughout the show.
Named the most popular Korean televsion drama of 2016, the award-winning Descendants of the Sun tells a love story between a soldier (Yoo Si-jin played by Song Joong-ki) and a doctor (Dr. Kang Mo-yeon played by Song Hye-kyo). This drama was such a hit in Singapore as well – so much so that in 2017, local jewellery brand Citigems partnered with Korean jewellery designer Bjoon Kim to create a replica of the J.Estina Luce Helio necklace that Si-jin, gives to Mo-yeon.
The Hotel del Luna is unlike any hotel in South Korea – the guests are ghosts. This 2019 televsion series stars singer-songwriter-actress Lee Ji-eun, professionally known as IU, as the hotel owner Jang Man-wol, and Yeo Jin-goo as Ku Chan-Seong, the general manager at the hotel.
Unlike the other Korean drama series, there isn’t a specific jewellery piece that the female or male lead wears. The highlight accessory is a pendant necklace fashioned after the hotel logo of Hotel del Luna. This accessory was seen on members of the acting crew as well as the filming crew outside of film sets.
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