Out of curiosity I was searching for Chinese jewellery designers. When we talk about luxury jewellery I always think of those western brands. Are there Chinese designers/ brands trying to grow their cultural influence into their designs and products.
The answer is YES.
Following are 4 Chinese designers/ brands. They either reflect their cultural heritage on their designs, or invent special technology/ craft in making jewellery. (click the names to their websites)
Wallace Chan is an artisan jeweller based in Hong Kong. He is also a sculptor. He invented a series of techniques for his unique craftsmanship. His designs are reflected on the eastern philosophy.
Carnet Jewellery is founded by Michelle Ong from Hong Kong. She approaching jewellery design from the point of view of fusing East with West, traditional with modern.
As a graduate from Royal College of Art textile design, Ejing Zhang invented techniques of mixed media, combining resin and textile. Her design is also eye-catching by the beautiful combination of colors. You can also see colorful thread in her design.
Soft Mountains is founded by Ziwei Longhong, inspired by China’s ethnic minority, Nuosu. The brand is rooted in Nuosu people’s culture and the way they live, which is shaped by nature. It reflects the concern for nature, heritage and craftsmanship