ACCOLADES & MILESTONES

Year
Description
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23 Jan 2020
Featured by Prestige Magazine on local designer, “How Caratell co-founder Michael Koh went from designing jewellery to watches”
https://www.prestigeonline.com/sg/people-events/people/how-caratell-co-founder-michael-koh-went-from-designing-jewellery-to-watches/
Aug 2019
TEFNUT Arabian Nights Milanaise is in the pre-selection at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) 2019 - category ladies' watches.
https://www.gphg.org/horlogerie/en/gphg-2019/competing-watches#2019_JOILLERIE
Aug 2019
Awarded as Singapore top 10 best Jewellers by Singapore Tatler.
https://sg.asiatatler.com/style/tatler-10-singapore-best-jewellers-2019
Aug 2019
Feature by Solitaire Magazine “From Jeweller to Legacy Builder” Michael Koh of Caratell shifts his focus from design to education to ensure that the jewellery industry retains its lustre.
http://www.solitairemagazine.com/from-jeweller-to-legacy-builder/
15 Aug 2019
In conjunction with Singapore Bicentennial, Caratell had its 15th-anniversary exhibition held from 15-18 August in The Luxe Museum. It had a turn-out of more than 500 attendees. The theme of the exhibition was “The Past • The Present • The Future”, on display were in excess of 200 unique masterpieces and exceptional collectors’ gemstones with more than 120 pieces that were called back.
8 Aug 2019
In celebrating Singapore Bicentennial, an Interview from FM 89.3 with Elliott and Ryan about home-grown designer brand how we overcome the odds and our passion in what we believe.
https://www.moneyfm893.sg/guest/michael-koh-caratell-jewellery/
Jun 2019
Michael is one of the judges for IJS Awards, where official announcements and ceremonies will be held at SIJE 2019.
https://www.ijsawards.com/
Mar - Jul 2019
Caratell is one of the sponsors and committee members for International Jewellery Stars (IJS) Awards 2019 that is currently taking place.
14 Apr 2019
Michael was being featured in Sunday Times under life story. “It Changed My Life: Jeweller Michael Koh.
https://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/struggled-with-dyslexia-but-he-never-gaveup?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=STFB&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1555203171
13 Apr 2019
Michael was invited to be a speaker by JDMIS to share his knowledge “How not screw up in the jewellery industry"
8 Mar 2019
Was feature by Prestige online magazine as “5 jewellers in Singapore for bespoke high jewellery”
https://www.prestigeonline.com/sg/style/jewellery/5-jewellers-in-singapore-for-bespoke-jewellery/
Jan - Mar 2019
Collaboration with Raffles Design Institute to set a design theme and provide guidance to the students. Top 5 students work will be able to exhibit their winning pieces in Caratell 15th anniversary event, which will be held at the Luxe Museum.
7 Dec 2018
Presented a talk on sustainable jewellery with CDL.
30 Nov 2018
nterview by JMA Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and published on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/227951250065/posts/10161245420235066/
26 Oct 2018
Michael was appointed as one of the panelist on a panel of discussion “Jewellery Design 4.0 – A way forward” at SJGF 2018 by UBM.
Oct 2018
Awarded as Singapore Top 10 jewellers by Singapore Tatler.
5 Aug 2018
Was featured in Business Times’ article: Gems for Generations
https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/lifestyle/feature/gems-for-generations
Apr 2018
Launch “Thousand and one night” watch collection with Moritz Grossmann in Baselworld show in Switzerland.
Feb 2018
Featured by the Peak magazine – “6 Singapore jewellery designers who create stunning statement pieces and heirlooms”
https://thepeakmagazine.com.sg/fashion-watches/6-home-grown-jewellers-who-can-create-bespoke-heirloom-pieces/?slide=6-Vinod-More-of-The-Jewel-Box
24 Nov 2017
Chosen to represent the Singapore jewellery designer for a fund-raising event by PWIS and Sun Media (Persatuan Wanita Indonesia Singapura), to celebrate the 50 years of bilateral ties of Singapore and Indonesia.
Nov 2017
Interview on red beryl –Bixbite one of the top 10 rarest gemstones by Katerina Perez international jewellery editor.
Oct 2017
Awarded as Singapore Top 10 jewellers by Singapore Tatler.
Oct 2017
Interview by CNA on the overview of Singapore jewellery trends and market.
25 Sep 2017
Official launch of Tefnut “Sleeping Beauty” watch in Singapore at Nebula Bar.
21 Sep 2017
Select by NUS for their SG homegrown fair, awareness for local brands and hear from our millennial from local enterprises.
21 Apr 2017
Appointed as one of the judges for Mangosteen Fashion event in Singapore.
Apr 2017
Interview by JNA (Jewellery News Asia) a market review on gemstone Tsavorite and peridot.
Apr 2017
Interview by an international well known jewellery editor Katerina Perez on the collaboration with Moritz Grossmann.
https://www.katerinaperez.com/articles/moritz-grossmann-presentstefnut-sleeping-beauty-in-michael-koh-design
27 Mar 2017
Design the watch, Tefnut “Sleeping Beauty” with an international watch maker Moritz Grossmann and Launch in Baselworld 2017 (1st Singapore jewellery designer to design for international watch marker)
Feb 2017
Featured by Solitaire magazine by the title ‘Shared Passion’ as a Husband and wife team.
7 Jan 2017
Invited to give a speech on Investment gems during the Seminar on Health and Wealth by Raffles Provident.
19 Nov 2016
Fund raising event with Singapore Polo club.
11 Oct 2016
Interview of Mr Michael on the market outlook by Today newspaper.
Oct 2016
Featured in The Jewellery Historian, issue #21, an UK publisher e-magazine.
https://issuu.com/lucassamaltanos-ferrier/docs/issue_21s/226
Oct 2016
Interview by Today Newspaper on Jewellery market outlook.
Sep 2016
Feature in Brand Jewelry Japanese e- magazine.
Aug 2016
Top 10 Singapore’s Best Jewellers by Singapore Tatler Magazine.
25 Feb 2016
Awarded as the winner for Singapore Luxury jewellery Brand by Luxury Lifestyle Awards.
22 Feb 2016
Was invited by CHIJ Katong Convent to give a career talk on Jewellery Designer and Gemologist.
21 Feb 2016
Invited by Far East Organization to talk on investment gems.
Oct 2015
Interview by Singapore Channel 8 news on the forecast of Jewellery market.
10 Sep 2015
Ever Foliage winner of Singapore for Creative ASEAN Jewellery Design Competition 2015, award by ASEAN IPOS office.
Aug 2015
Name as top 10 jewellery designer in Singapore by Singapore Tatler .
Jul 2015
Interviewed by local TV media (Channel 8 News) an overview of the local jewellery market and purchasing rare gems as a form of investment.
Mar 2015
Video interview by HKTDC in both Mandarin and English version on the jewellery market as well as our Ever foliage collection. Post on their corporate webcast.
http://www.hktdc.com/info/webcast/v/en/en/1X04CG7H/?DCSext.source_id=mainpage_videos&DCSext.media_id=1X04CG7H
Mar 2015
Featured in JNA (Jewellery News Asia) March 2015 issue with Michael Koh on what his view for jewellery market.
Aug 2014
Design project to build the young designer in Raffles Design Institute.
Jul 2014
Interview by Mr Robin Stienberg from National Critics Choice.
Jul 2014
Commission on a royalty project for the Sultan of Johor.
Apr 2014
Invited by a Beijing asset management, Fu Hua, to deliver a speech on how he incorporates investment gems into design to create a new wave of collection arts piece.
Mar 2014
Interview by JNA (jewellery News Asia Hong Kong) and Jewelry World (Taiwan) and article was published in May issue.
Nov 2013
Donated a set of jewellery worth $23K to NAFA (Nan Yang Academy of Fine Arts) 75th Anniversary funds rising for building the 3rd campus at Bencoolen Street.
Nov 2013
Caratell was being feature in Channel News Asia in the 2nd episode of “Branded for Success” as a local jewellery band in Singapore. Michael was being interview on the how Caratell is different from other jewelers.
Aug 2013
Featured in Indonesia Tatler on Refined Masterpieces.
Oct 2012
Created a series of design that comprises Singapore landmark such as the ‘Garden by the Bay’ that was feature in the local newspaper, ‘The Straits Times’ on 19 October 2012.
Oct 2012
Published first coffee table book, ‘Caratell Jewellery Collection’ that comprises their past work. It is sold in local leading bookstore as well as in South East Asia, and donated half of the proceeds to the orphanage in Myanmar.
Aug 2012
Created an art deco design brooch for Her majesty Queen Sirikit (Thailand) for her 80th Birthday.
2007
Panel of judge for Jewellery Design Diploma at NAFA