Remember the S$500,000 cuff Zoe Tay wore — and almost lost — at Star Awards 2019? Well, here’s another piece of jewellery that had better be very, very carefully guarded at this Sunday’s (Apr 18) show.
“She’ll basically be wearing an Orchard Road studio apartment around her neck,” Martin quipped during our phone interview.
The necklace has 81.85 carats of diamonds set in platinum and is the most expensive single piece of jewellery Martin has ever put on a star. He had it specially flown in from Hongkong for Joanne.
She’ll have to turn around for the cameras to capture it, though — the necklace will be draped down the 36-year-old’s back instead of being in front, which Martin had in mind when he was selecting her dress.
“Usually, we look for a necklace to suit the dress, but this time, it was the other way around, and I had to look for a dress to suit the necklace,” Martin shared, adding that he eventually settled on a very low backless dress from Berta.