Who started it? Maya Yuen Hei-man was born and raised in Hong Kong and studied at the University of the Arts London. She embarked on a career in advertising and luxury marketing, which included a stint as a marketer at Lane Crawford, where she uncovered a passion for jewellery. She went on to take jewellery design and production courses at Hong Kong Baptist University and Central Saint Martins, in London. Last year, she launched the Mayayuen Jewellery brand.
Why we love it: the label is all about contemporary yet versatile pieces that are casual enough to be worn every day or glammed up for the evening. Many styles can be worn in a multitude of ways. For example, rings can be reversed or stacked while necklaces come in various lengths to create a layered look. All the piece are made in Hong Kong.
The first collection, Delta, was inspired by architecture and the art-deco period, and is defined by bold geometric shapes. The range is based on the triangle (a representation of the Greek symbol for “delta”), which decorates everything from rings to bracelets. Some pieces are embellished with natural white cubic zirconia stones while others come in 18-carat black rhodium plating for an edgy look.
What we’d pick: the Delta Duo necklace (above right; HK$1,500) features a double chain design and is perfect for layering. The Delta finger bracelet (top; HK$1,200) makes a statement with its crisscross chain detail and double ring. The Delta Arrow Studs (right; HK$1,810) are a contemporary take on the classic stud earring.
Where can you get it? Mayayuen Jewellery is available at The 9th Muse, 12/F, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central.