Milestones

First Step – Gem wholesaling Co. started

1993

First Step – Gem wholesaling Co. started

Amee returns to Penang from Europe and starts a gemstone wholesaling business, called Geminex.

Amee begins designing jewellery

1995

Amee begins designing jewellery

With her expertise of gemstones and her love of jewellery Amee feels she needs to create her own work to do justice to the gems she finds. She is a natural.

Amee goes mining in Sri Lanka

1996

Amee goes mining in Sri Lanka

To further extend her knowledge and in search of rare and unique gems for her creations Amee goes to the mines of Sri Lanka where some of the most beautiful sapphires are to be found

First gallery opens in Penang

1999

First gallery opens in Penang

About five years after she began to design her own work, Amee opens her first gallery in George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia. It is immediately a hit and she is on her way.

The Penang Workshop opens

2000

The Penang Workshop opens

Amee starts her own state of the art workshop in Penang to keep control of the design during crafting, employing her own team of highly skilled artisans.

Invention of the Vclip

2005

Invention of the Vclip

Just when you thought there could be nothing new in jewellery, Amee designs the innovative Vclip, a unique pendant clip that forms the key for the amazingly versatile 1926 Collection, allowing pendants to be changed simply and easily, on the go, to suit any occasion.

Malaysia Good design Award

2006

Malaysia Good design Award

Amee receives the prestigious 2006 Malaysia Good Design Award for her ingenious Vclip, the key to the amazingly versatile 1926 Collection.

Kelawai Road Gallery opens

2007

Kelawai Road Gallery opens

Amee opens her new flagship store at 109, Kelawai Road, George Town, 10250 Penang, where it continues today, right opposite Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon shopping malls.

Vclip granted worldwide patents

2010

Vclip granted worldwide patents

Amee Philips is granted worldwide patent rights for her ground-breaking Vclip design. At exhibitions, even generations-old jewellers laud the ingenuity of The 1926 Collection.

Kuala Lumpur Gallery opens

2010

Kuala Lumpur Gallery opens

Amee Philips opens her 2nd Gallery in The lobby of the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hotel – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Collaboration with Zang Toi

2011

Collaboration with Zang Toi

In 2011 Amee 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.

Entrepreneurship Award

2012

Entrepreneurship Award

In 2012, Amee was honoured with an Entrepreneur Award from Enterprise Asia. Her creations reflect the essence of style, sophistication and exclusivity for the elegant women of the twenty-first century.

Rolls Royce at the Dorchester

2013

Rolls Royce at the Dorchester

Amee Philips jewellery featured in Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club Handbook launched at the Dorchester, London, though the cars nearly stole the show.

Malaysia’s top 100 Women Entrepreneurs

2013

Malaysia’s top 100 Women Entrepreneurs

Amee featured in Malaysia’s top 100 Women Entrepreneurs book

Top 5 Jeweller in Asia

2014

Top 5 Jeweller in Asia

Amee is featured as one of five Asian jewellery designers you should know by Blouin Lifestyle magazine.