Amee, the owner of Amee Philips journey began in Europe in 1992 by sourcing gemstones and sending them back home to Malaysia. Upon her return in 1993 she started a gemstone wholesaling enterprise, initially selling gemstones shop to shop, later opening an office to service the many small jewelry factories in Penang.
After many years of looking at gemstones 10 hours a day, she started to instantly recognize good color, good cutting, authenticity and market value. As we alluded to previously, the onset of the Asian economic crisis in the late 1990’s slowed everything down, including Amee’s wholesale business, but she was already diversifying into jewellery design, manufacturing and retailing, opening her first gallery in 1999. In 2005 she invented a pendant clip which can open to allow the pendant to be changed, and, the same pendant drops can be used with her range of earrings too. Annually, Amee judges an Asia wide student jewellery design competition linked to The July Malaysian International Jewellery Fair.
Amee Philips - Gaea, Mother Of Earth In 2011 she started a collaboration with New York fashion icon Zang Toi, ‘Zang Toi Precious jewels by Amee Philips’, to create jewellery for his twice yearly New York Fashion Week runway shows. In 2013 Amee’s jewellery was chosen to be featured in the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club Luxury Handbook launched at The Dorchester Hotel in London.
In 2013 Amee expanded her operations with the opening a new showroom/gallery in world-renowned Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur to complement her HQ in Penang.
After a whirlwind 20 successful years, Amee’s passion is still for the most beautiful natural gemstones and to create designs to make them even more beautiful. When she talks about gemstones or jewellery, she is inspiring, and a glance at some of her extraordinary creations on this page is a small insight into the design talent this lady has.
109, Jalan Kelawai, George Town, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
TEL: +60 4-229 5755
BUSINESS HOURS: 1000 – 1900