She is a symbol of strength who is confident, driven and passionate. Her independent and multi-faceted self isn’t afraid of venturing into the unknown. She is, after all, whoever she wants to be — That precisely depicts the modern woman of the 21st century, and exactly the woman Foo Chia Chern and Amira Yahaya of The Straits Finery had in mind when putting on their thinking caps for their latest lineup of fine jewelry.

Aptly named Rosie The Riveter in tribute to the indisputable feminist icon of the World War II, the game-changing collection is representative of her principles and the roles she played. We’re talking impeccably made pieces taking cue from the Art Deco era that are minimal yet elegant and delicate yet articulate all-rounders. What’s more is that each individual piece can be combined, converted and conformed for the wearer to tell her own story.

Rosie The Riveter comprises three progressive chapters featuring pieces in 14-karat solid gold and in sterling silver – Chapter One entails Courage and this is translated through linear styles with bold edges, whereas Chapter Two expresses Femininity which is expressed through the diamond shape that presents contrast. Finally, Chapter Three constitutes Tenacity and this is rendered in more elongated shapes.

Chapter 1 of Rosie the Riveter by The Straits Finery is out now and the gracefully cohesive collection is available for purchase via and at Snackfood in Bangsar.

Carmen Chong
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