To celebrate this week’s HSBC Women’s World Championship, HSBC Singapore today announced a special tournament collaboration with local jewellery brand, RISIS.
HSBC and RISIS have co-created a bespoke HSBC Orchid designed necklace for this year’s winner, incorporating 15 pearls to mark the 15th anniversary of the tournament this year.
Each player competing in this year’s tournament, taking place at Sentosa Golf Club between March 2-5, as part of the LPGA, received a participation slider necklace. The pieces have been inspired by the specially created HSBC orchid, the Papilionanda Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, commissioned by NParks to mark HSBC’s contributions towards biodiversity and conservation in Singapore.
Wong Kee Joo, Chief Executive, HSBC Singapore, said: “For the tournament’s 15th anniversary we want to celebrate our commitment to women in sport and the growth of the HSBC Women’s World Championship together with our partners and clients. This collaboration with RSIS, inspired by the HSBC orchid created by NParks, is an important symbol of our blossoming relationships in the local community brought to life by some of the best players on the planet this week at ‘Asia’s Major’.”
Shanya Amarasuriya, Creative Director of BP de Silva Group, led a team of designers to design the exclusive necklaces which were unveiled and worn by an array of golfing stars, all on show at ‘Asia’s Major’ this week, at a celebration event at the COMO Dempsey.
Attendees included world number 2 Nelly Korda, world number 7 Brooke Henderson, alongside Chinese star Shanshan Feng and Singapore’s homegrown talent Amanda Tan – an example of HSBC’s support of women’s golf at youth levels through to the professional ranks. Michelle Wie, the 2018 champion in Singapore, modelled the new winner’s necklace for guests in attendance.
Amarasuriya, a fifth generation Creative Director at BP de Silva Group, said: “It has been our absolute pleasure to celebrate this milestone with HSBC, in commemoration of this remarkable occasion and having the honour to design a special jewellery piece to award the champion and their stellar achievement. Binding passion, creativity, and dedication at its core, the awarded Orchid inspired jewellery encapsulates the passion and ingenuity of this sportsmanship, as we take this century-long relationship to new heights.”
RISIS, part of the family-owned BP de Silva Group, one of the country’s oldest jewellery houses, shares a 140-year exclusive banking relationship with HSBC.
HSBC first launched the Women's World Championships 15 years ago – and continues to bring the world’s best players to Asia.
For more information on the tournament, visit HSBC Women’s World Championship.