First Step – Gem wholesaling Co. started
Amee returns to Penang from Europe and starts a gemstone wholesaling business, called Geminex.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Amee Philips opens her 2nd Gallery in The lobby of the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hotel – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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.
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
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
Amee featured in Malaysia’s top 100 Women Entrepreneurs book
Top 5 Jeweller in Asia
Amee is featured as one of five Asian jewellery designers you should know by Blouin Lifestyle magazine.