It’s all about aesthetics when it comes to our possessions – we want things that work well and we want them to look good. And for most of us who spend our time being inseparable to our smartphones, the philosophy extends to their protective cases as well.

We list down 10 beautifully-made phone cases that will make you fall in love with your phone all over again. Well, at least until a newer model gets released anyway.

Metro by alto

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Because you enjoy listening to tunes on-the-go, you’ve probably got one hand constantly occupied. The nifty thing about the Metro is that the thin leather-covered polycarbonate case comes with a slot at the back that’s just big enough for an EZ-link card so you don’t have to scramble for it – just tap and go right in. There’s also an in-built electromagnetic wave absorber, which ensures that your card gets read by the reader seamlessly. Other commuters will definitely thank you.

Available for: iPhones 5/5S, 6 and 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus

Nara Wooden Folio by REVEAL

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Made from natural wood, the Nara Wooden Folio is handcrafted so that no two items are exactly the same. The grooves on the front and back helps to give you a firmer grip to prevent those cringe-inducing drops. They also help to give you multiple viewing angles of your phone when folded out into a stand. REVEAL works closely to ensure their products are environmentally friendly and makes use of recycled and sustainable materials. And for every piece that’s sold, the brand plants a tree with American Forests.

Available for: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus

Bioplastic case by Pela

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Another eco-friendly case in the mix, this bioplastic case is made of Flaxstic – a combination of the by-product of oilseed flax and plant-based biopolymers. The flax fibres in Flaxstic protect your phone with its natural shock-absorbing properties, without being excessively bulky. And the fibres are naturally arranged too, giving that unique distinctive look for each case. Unlike most silicone cases, the material is smooth so it won’t cling to the pockets of your jeans.

Available for: iPhones 5/5S, 6 and 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus

Mighty Phone Fold Wallet by Hard Graft

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Hard Graft uses Italian fabrics and leather to produce handcrafted pieces that look and feel luxurious. And its Mighty Phone Fold Wallet is every minimalist’s dream because why carry a wallet and your phone around when you can protect your phone with your wallet? There are enough compartments for your most-used cards, a dedicated slot for your phone and another for cash or even another device. You won’t be able to access your phone while it’s tucked inside of course, but the clever design allows you to be plugged in while providing maximum protection to your phone.

Available for: iPhones 5 onwards and various other brands

CLIC Marble by Native Union

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If you’re tired of holding on to phone cases made of plastic and yearn for something natural yet sumptuous, Native Union’s CLIC Marble might be it. Touted as the first phone case with real marble, a thin layer of marble is cut to perfection and fitted onto a polycarbonate housing for an understated piece of luxury. If you picture it being fragile, Native Union promises that the case is shatter-resistant as the marble is laminated to a layer of fibreglass for extra strength.

Available for: iPhone 6 and 6S only

CalypsoCase Cabrio by CalypsoCrystal

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Available in four stylish colours, the CalypsoCase Cabrio is made from natural Italian caviar-patterned leather. The pattern varies piece to piece and to emphasize on its exclusivity, only 500 pieces of each design is made. It even comes labelled with a serial number so you know you’re getting a limited edition piece. To top it all off, you can download matching wallpapers for your devices too.

Available for: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus

Lute by Beyzacases

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If you want a case that fully protects your phone without added bulk, Lute by Beyzacases is perfect for you. It’s basically a slipcover for your phone that’s made of incredibly thin leather. The sleek design has no stitching on the inside, preventing any potential scratches caused by constantly sliding the phone in and out.

Available for: HTC One M8, Samsung S4, S5, S6 and S6 Edge, and iPhone 5/5S, 6 and 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus

Leather Wallet with iPhone Case by Danny P.

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Apple Pay hasn’t reached our shores yet but the moment it gets widely used, this ingenious design by Danny P. will probably replace your existing wallet. The wallet fits the iPhone snugly and lets you access the iPhone’s Touch ID function for easy Apple Pay transactions without having to remove it from the wallet. And card and cash slots mean that you have one less item to carry around.

Available for: iPhone 5/5S, 6 and 6 Plus

Maple & Leather iPhone Case by Grovemade

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Combining the best of leather and wood, Grovemade’s iphone case is definitely a sturdy and beautiful accessory. The frame is made from hardwood, using the strength of the wood grain for dependable protection against bumps. The flap cover gets its natural flexibility from lightly-tanned leather that will age naturally over time. The design also comes in a walnut and leather variation for a more sophisticated look.

Available for: iPhone 6 and 6S

Titanium Gresso Case by Gresso

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Made of titanium and gold, the Titanium Gresso Case is one labour-intensive phone case. To make just one piece requires at least 13 hours, from cutting a solid titanium plate to polishing it in order to get a uniformed grain. The case is securely fastened by a patented magnetic lock mechanism, ensuring the sides and back of your phone is well-protected. Finished off with an 18K white or yellow gold Gresso logo, this is craftsmanship and luxury at its finest.

Available for: iPhone 6 and 6S

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