About Chin Teo
Chin Teo is a Malaysia-born, Berlin-based artisan jeweler that has handcrafted, contemporary pieces for men since the founding of the eponymous brand in 2009. Chin Teo jewelry captures monumental forms with natural textural finishes through tools and methods of traditional silver/goldsmith crafting and applies traditional silversmith techniques to his craft, lending his pieces a slightly medieval aesthetic that evokes a bold, raw, and emotive approach to jewelry for men. A series of impossibly twisted sterling silver lines form an expressive take on the band ring, while textured oxidized sterling silver bands appear as though carved from natural stone.
Inspired by natural elements and childhood memories, Teo’s collection of jewelry is informed by a deeply reflective and intimate energy. Chain-link bracelets and necklaces with convertible spring-ring fastening and abnormal link sizes look and feel as though they’ve been refurbished from chain mail armor. Thick metal lays a hard foundation for textured pieces that showcase a minimal, yet fluid aesthetic. Refreshing, natural, and expressive- this jewelry collection of powerfully built pieces for men represents Teo’s masterful ability to manipulate stone and silver into textural anomalies for the hand.