A Word With

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS WITH PHOEBE SUEN


Meet Phoebe, she's confident, poised and joyful. She has a natural wit about her that is both surprising and delightful. She has being wearing Monica Vinader jewellery for 4 years and loves the elegant designs, perfect for everyday styling.


How long have you been wearing MV?

I've been wearing Monica Vinader jewellery for around 4 years.

Where do you live?

I live in Nine Elms, South West London.

What are you reading?

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

What are you listening to?

I've really enjoyed listening to Post Malone's music recently, but currently, my favorite song is Rearrange by Biffy Clyro.

What's your top holiday destination?

I love Malta, it's very charming, and the capital Valletta is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's always sunny, the nightlife is vibrant and the locals are lovely too. My boyfriend and I also recently discovered the world's best gin bar there!

Tell us a fun fact about you.

I spent my summer holidays in Hong Kong, where I would purchase instant noodles in bulk and sell them to the girls in my boarding house when returning back to school. I paid the equivalent of 10p per pack and would sell them at £2, plus if the girls were too lazy to cook, I would charged an extra 50p for cooking!

What's your favourite childhood memory?

Spending Chinese New Year's Eve with my family at a flower market, also known as the Lunar New Year Fair. My parents would dress my sisters and I in vibrant red outfits, as red is considered lucky in Chinese culture. Our family used to visit the market late at night, it was the only day of the year that we could stay up until 2am!

What/who inspires you?

I find people who have passion in life incredibly inspiring.

What are you most proud of in your life so far?

I am proud of myself for seizing all the opportunities that come my way.

What is the best life advice you have ever received?

If it doesn't matter in 5 years, then it doesn't matter.

What is your biggest dream or ambition in life?

I want to be a successful restaurateur, with multiple restaurants in different cities around the world.

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

"You are your problem, you are also your solution."

Describe your style in three words.

Minimalist, comfortable, clean.

Do you prefer a minimal or statement jewellery look?

Definitely a minimal look!

Do you have a finish preference of silver, rose or yellow gold (or mixed metals)?

I prefer to wear rose gold, but I've recently enjoyed mixing my metals and being more creative with my look.

Which gemstone meaning do you feel most represents you and why?

Kyanite - blue is my ultimate favourite colour. I am a very loyal person, especially to everyone I love and care about.

What do you love about Monica Vinader jewellery?

I love the simplicity of Monica Vinader designs. Most of all though, I love the versatility of each and every piece, perfect for mixing and matching for an effortless everyday look.

What are your top 3 Monica Vinader pieces?

Riva Diamond Hoop Ring

Baja Long Ring in Grey Agate

Linear Chain Bracelet

If you could have anything engraved on a Monica Vinader piece what would it be and which piece would you choose?

I would love to engrave the iconic Fiji Diamond Toggle Chain bracelet with 'Qui vivra verra' which means 'only time will tell'.

Phoebe wears the new Alta Capture Charm bracelet, styled with a selection of her favourite pendant charms and layered with complementing pieces from our iconic collections.

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