As the nation excitedly gears up to celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday, SK Jewellery adds grandiose and auspiciousness to the joyous occasion by launching the first ever limited edition 999 Pure Gold Golden Jubilee SG50 Gold Bar.
SK Jewellery will only produce 999 pieces of the collectors’ item, a truly rare and special Golden Jubilee keepsake, of which a limited number will be available for sale next month.
Gold is the most precious and sought-after metal in the world, and is held in the highest of esteem in Asian societies. In fact, 999 Pure Gold, an auspicious symbol of success, attainment, prosperity and optimism, is known for playing an integral part in all momentous and celebratory occasions in Asian cultures.
Through the launch of the Gold Bar, the leading jeweller, which was home-grown but flourishes regionally with Singapore as its base, conveys its heartfelt well-wishes for the nation and plays a part in the joyous celebration.
999 Pure Gold, Golden Jubilee SG50 Gold Bar
Unlike conventional gold bars, which are presented as small bars, measuring no more than an inch at the sides, SK Jewellery’s three-gram SG50 Gold Bar features the approximate surface area of a dollar note. This is achieved by SK Jewellery’s master craftsmen’s use of the latest state-of-the-art technology in jewellery-making. The enlarged surface area not only significantly changes the appearance and perceived size of the gold bar, but also provides more area for craftsmen to carve commemorative symbols and characters familiar to Singaporeans to mark the meaningful and landmark Golden Jubilee.
To reflect the beautiful city that is Singapore today, the Golden Jubilee SG50 Gold Bar features a contemporary design, which is decidedly modern and artistic in its appeal.
Inspired by the significance of the milestone event, SK Jewellery’s designers incorporated iconic Singaporean symbols into the design of the Golden Jubilee SG50 Gold Bar. Featured prominently on the intricately-crafted Gold Bar is Singapore’s national flower, the Vanda “Miss Joaquim”, a hybrid orchid that is celebrated for her delicate beauty, resilience and year-round blooming qualities. The Chinese characters 囯泰民安, which means a prosperous national with blissful citizens, are etched in elegant calligraphy beside the blossoms.
At the bottom left-hand corner of the Gold Bar is a circle of rainbow gold, which, as its name suggests, refracts light beautifully into rainbow colours. The laser-crafted rainbow gold’s multitude of bright colours symbolises Singapore’s harmonious multi-cultural and multi-racial society. On the rainbow gold is the official SG50 symbol to mark the Golden Jubilee. Next to the SG50 symbol are the words Celebrating SG50 As One People, signifying and celebrating the unity of Singaporeans, working towards many more blissful and successful fifty years. Most significantly, the upper left-hand corner of the gold bar features the words Singapore, Independent since 1965, commemorating Singapore’s year of independence.
The Golden Jubilee SG50 Gold Bar is beautifully packaged in Singapore’s colour – auspicious red, and comes with a certificate detailing a unique serial number from 0001 to 999. Whether the gold bar is purchased as a gift or for personal collection, it is truly a one-of-a-kind keepsake for Singaporeans to cherish and pass down from generation to generation.
True to SK Jewellery’s philosophy of creating breathtakingly beautiful items with meaningful stories, the Golden Jubilee Gold Bar is thoughtfully designed and meticulously crafted by the most skilful craftsmen, using state-of-the-art technology. Being the most trusted local jeweller specialising in 999 Pure Gold pieces, SK Jewellery hopes to celebrate many more meaningful occasions with Singaporeans for many more years to come.