Into UK Jana Reinhardt’s dreamy world

Dreamy, romantic and a little bit quirky, Worthing, UK-based designer Jana Reinhardt’s immaculately crafted gold pieces have won fans all over the world. What the Gem had to find out just what makes… Continue reading

My take on Chinese jewellery books

Studying at Hong Kong’s Baptist University together with my own interests, meant that I have had the pleasure of using several Chinese language texts on Jewellery. Given that good books in Chinese on… Continue reading

Sarah Ho brings SHO into the spotlight

Having remained relatively anonymous behind her brand SHO in London over the past 10 years, a huge string of award wins has made it hard hard for Sarah Ho to stay undercover for… Continue reading


With a rapidly growing following and a top selling first collection, Sri-Lankan born Kasun Ekanayake is the next big thing in edgy jewellery and menswear collections. What the Gem managed to steal away… Continue reading

More books reviewed for your pleasure!

  Here are 3 more books that really helped me a lot during my studies. More inspiration and more understanding leads to better design!   Jeweller’s Directory of Gemstones A great book for… Continue reading

Tea with the Little British Tiffany – Dinny Hall

Over the past 30 years, Dinny Hall has been the darling of London’s Jewellery Design scene. Well-loved by those in the know and celebrities alike, her designs are simple timeless elegance that nonetheless… Continue reading

Up close with MISSOMA in LONDON

Marisa Hordern is the creative force behind mother-and-daughters super team, Missoma, who are taking the London jewellery scene by storm. What the Gem caught up with her to get the inside scoop!  … Continue reading

A few useful books reviewed

    Over the time I was studying for my Jewellery Production and Design courses at Central Saint Martin’s and Hong Kong Baptist University (unfortunately now many moons ago!), I relied so much… Continue reading


Welcome to “What the Gem”! A blog dedicated to bringing you the most interesting, stunning and unique jewellery in the world. Started by Maya Yuen, a seasoned luxury marketer and jewellery nut, “What… Continue reading