GIFT IDEAS FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR
With Chinese New Year just around the corner, we suss out auspicious jewellery that would make thoughtful gifts for friends and family as well as stylish festive pieces for your personal collection.
For Loved Ones: Fortuitous Pendants
Bless your friends and family with prosperity and good fortune by gifting them the Abacus and Dragon Abacus pendants in 916 Gold. A symbol of wealth, the abacus is believed to bring in bountiful sales for businesses. The Abacus Pendant also features a Chinese mystic knot, which represents longevity and good fortune, and is frequently used in fengshui to attract a harmonious flow of positive energies. The Dragon Abacus Pendant, on the other hand, borrows the iconic imagery of the majestic dragon for added good wishes of vitality and strength.
For Yourself: Elegant Floral Creations
Usher in the new year by treating yourself to pieces from the stylish Oriental Blossom series. Inspired by Chinese architecture and botanical symbolisms, the stylish collection of 999 Pure Gold pendants, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces puts a modern spin on traditional imageries.
Closely related to the Spring festival, the plum blossom blooms at the start of the season and is thought to be a symbol of luck. In the collection, the delicate flower adds a soft, feminine touch to the geometric patterns inspired by Chinese window screens. The series also features bamboo, which contrasts the symmetrical silhouettes with an organic vibrancy. A symbol of virtue, youth, longevity, strength, and endurance, the bamboo is an apt reminder of self-care.
As Collectibles: Prosperity Pigs
For a collectible to celebrate the Year of the Pig, the Zhu Bao Bao 猪 饱 饱 Special Edition Collection offers many excellent options. Made from 999 Pure Gold, the selection of gold bars and coins features the jubilant Prosperity Pig character holding an ingot inscribed with the Chinese character ‘fortune’. A potent symbol of wealth and prosperity, the 999 Pure Gold collection also conveys happiness and contentment through the smiling mascot.
Collections featured above are available at Citigems and Maxi-Cash boutiques.