Lauren Khoo is the designer and creative director of her eponymous fine jewelry brand and company, Lauren X Khoo.
A young jewelry designer, Lauren’s lifelong love of fine and intricate handcrafted jewelry was cultivated first at home as a child during time spent with her grandmother, an avid jewelry collector, and from private visits to renowned fine jewelry workshops and their artisans. There she observed first-hand the passion, creativity, originality and dedication to perfection displayed by the creators.
Lauren’s vision as a designer is to restore the personal symbolism and romanticism that a woman had with her jewelry during a bygone era. Her jewelry is about timeless evocative design, impeccable artisanship and, for her bespoke pieces, fulfilling her clients’ individual preferences.
A Lauren X Khoo piece starts with an artistic vision or inspiration to create what she considers wearable art. Her designs aim to be timeless and to blend the freshness and energy of the contemporary with the elegance of classics. Her creativity also manifests her immersion in and appreciation for diverse cultures in the East, West and the Middle East, to which she has traveled since she was a child, particularly her love of architecture.
In the execution of her artistic designs, Lauren is unafraid to experiment, to innovate and explore combination of precious metals and gems, and to push the boundaries. As an example, whenever suitable, she designs a moveable component in her jewelry, a feature which is striking but requires meticulous time-consuming craftsmanship.
Born in Singapore to a Chinese family, Lauren lives in New York and Hong Kong. She graduated with honors from Brown University with a B.A. in Visual Arts, History of Art and Architecture, and Architectural Studies. After earning a post-graduate degree at Sotheby’s Institute in London, she worked in the jewelry department of Sotheby’s in Hong Kong. She has also earned a Graduate Gemologist degree from GIA and studied goldsmithing at the Jewelry Arts Institute in New York City.
LAUREN X KHOO collections can be revised according to personal tastes. Have the option to select your stone preference or gold, or alter minor details in the available designs.
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