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  1. Q1 Gold Jewellery Demand Soft, Says WGC
  2. Jewellery Buying Groups Formed New Global Alliance
  3. Singapore to Host Jewellery & Gem World 2022
  4. ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Premiered in Tiffany’s 2022 High Jewellery Collection
  5. Christie’s to Auction ‘The Light of Africa’ for $18M in June
  6. New Board of Directors were elected to Jewellery Exporters Association of Turkey
  7. Oroarezzo back with Première Competition
  8. ‘De Beers Blue’ auctions US$57.5M at Sotheby’s
  9. CTF launches Mother’s Day collection
  10. Jewelers of America Announces The 2022 CASE Award Winners
  11. De Beers: Diamond Businesses Staying Cautious About Business Expectations
  12. Synthetic Alexandrite Pioneer David Patterson Dies at 89
  13. 205 CARAT FANCY INTENSE YELLOW DIAMOND GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS | 11 MAY 2022
  14. Rebecca Foerster Appointed As President of Hearts On Fire
  15. US Steps Up Sanctions Against Alrosa
  16. PGI Study Findings: Consumers Have Different Interpretations of Sustainability
  17. Irving Wong Appointed as Pandora’s General Manager For China
  18. Rolex’s 6 New Watches Unveiled at Watches & Wonders Geneva
  19. Sixième Sens par Cartier High Jewellery: Heteractis Ring
  20. Will Russian Diamond Ban Help Foster Lab-Grown Diamond Business?
  21. Press Release: Ariana DeBose, Hunter Schafer and Zoey Deutch Shine in De Beers Jewellers at the Vani
  22. Press Release: Ariana DeBose, Hunter Schafer and Zoey Deutch Shine in De Beers Jewellers at the Vani
  23. JEWELLERY GENEVA Takes Place between 30 March and 3 April 2022
  24. Christie’s Presents 228 carat White Dimond
  25. Gold Bar Integrity Programme to be Implemented
  26. Press Release: BONHAMS ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF BRUUN RASMUSSEN AUCTIONEERS – DENMARK’S LEADING AUCT
  27. Early Spring Fashion for Natural Diamonds
  28. Jennifer Garner Shines in De Beers Jewellers at the Premiere in New York
  29. To celebrate its 15th anniversary, “Cartier Women’s Initiative Impact Report”
  30. American Gem Trade Association Announces Partnership with JCK Show Again
  31. Chow Tai Fook and Canada's Mountain Province Diamonds Sign Supply Agreement
  32. Registration Is Open for 2022 JCK Show
  33. Alrosa Caught Up in U.S. Sanctions
  34. Tawhid Abdullah Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
  35. The Largest Blue Diamond Appears at Sotheby’s Auction
  36. Price Rise for Nearly 90% Of Fancy Colour Last Year
  37. Dickson Yewn’s Collectibles Given for Sotheby’s Charity Auction
  38. De Beers Boosts Production
  39. Watches & Wonders Geneva To Be Held In Hybrid Format
  40. Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai to Debut February
  41. Hong Kong Losing its Dominance as the World's Largest Watch Market
  42. Gift Guide for CNY
  43. Press Release: Sotheby’s Announces New Appointments To Luxury Team In ASsia
  44. Georg Jensen Becomes a Certified Member of RJC
  45. 555.55-carat Black Dimond Unveiled at Sotheby’s Auction
  46. GIA Appoints Anna Martin as SVP for Institute, Industry Relations
  47. Alrosa Boosts Direct Sales of Fancy Diamonds to Investors
  48. CIBJO General Assembly postponed to March 17 and 18, 2022
  49. 7,525 Carat Emerald Discovered
  50. Karl Lagerfeld Jewellery Collections to Shine
  51. Diamonds Travel To The Space
  52. Vicenzaoro January postponed to March
  53. America’s Youngest Jeweller Starts Business via Instagram
  54. Concerns over conflict gold arise again
  55. The 1st International Gemstone & Diamond Trade Summit Wraps Up in Macao
  56. The Knot’s Study:Over 30% of Respondents Say Natural Diamond Unimportant
  57. Pantone’s 2022 Colour of the Year: Very Peri
  58. Phillips Jewellery Auctions Fetch over HK$181 Million
  59. The World’s First Pure Gold Castle of Magical Dreams by CHOW TAI FOOK
  60. Jewellery Sales Jumped 78% During the Thanksgiving Holiday
  61. Gem Auctions DMCC’s Debut Auction Successful
  62. Cartier’s Christmas Tree Lights Up the City with Love and Hope
  63. Rediscovering Lacloche in Hong Kong
  64. Blue diamonds to lead Christie’s HK autumn sale
  65. JMA show to stage next Thursday
  66. HK auction to help Cambodian kids
  67. Basel fair cancelled again
  68. HKDI show to continue in Dec
  69. Gemfields sells 7,500-carat emerald for good
  70. Sustainability is key to diamond purchases, a report says
  71. Christie’s Geneva jewellery sale fetches CHF53.7m
  72. Cibjo forms working group on fei cui standards
  73. Only Watch raises CHF30m for DMD research
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HIGHLIGHT

  1. US market unfolds changes and potential
  2. The queen of gems, the gem of queens
  3. Classics return

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Fei cui & its multi-facets

04-11-2020

After the rain, a frog clang to a leaf listening to the sound of the raindrops rolling down from the natural shelter, savouring the moment of tranquillity and freshness. Hong Kong jewellery designer Sharon Yuen captured this particular scene on a sketch, and told the story via the skilful hands of a local master craftsman. And there came ‘Dew Freshness’, an 18-karat white gold pendant brooch set with green and icy fei cui, diamonds, pearls, tsavorites and rubies.

Thanks to the appealing design, balanced structure, harmonious colour combination and exquisite craftsmanship, the jewellery received general recognition by the judging panel of the first Hong Kong Fei Cui Design Biennial Contest organised by the Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturer Association (HKJJA), and became the 2nd runner-up in the open group - finished jewellery with retail price at or over US$10,000).

According to Sharon Yuen, the wearability factor stands high on the pre-requisites for fine jewellery. “My design is known for being versatile and functional. That is what fine jewellery is for. It needs to be precious and wearable,” she told Hong Kong Jewellery at her new showroom in Tsimshatsui East. And she believes it is the reason for the success of ‘Dew Freshness’.

She attributes her graceful design to Mother Nature. “As much as 99 percent of my creations are influenced and inspired by nature. You may see a lot of butterflies, flowers and leaves in my design. They are elegant, classic and feminine,” she said.

Two of her recent designs featured classic Chinese elements such as gourds and fans have beaten other contestants to be among the top three in another category of the same competition. Titled ‘Blessed Gourd’ and “Ancient Chinese Fan”, the two winning pendants set in 18-karat gold with red and green fei cui with diamonds are the epitome of her flair for exquisite style.

Besides the widely known and most-desirable green, fei cui comes in other colours namely lavender, red, orange, yellow, brown, white, grey and black. Despite the sumptuous colour choices, fei cui is still considered by many to be a challenge to wear on its own. To make fei cui jewellery more approachable, Sharon Yuen mixes fei cui with a kaleidoscope of coloured gemstones or uses two-tone or three-tone gold for a more contemporary look.

Yuen established her namesake jewellery brand in 2016 specialising in custom-made fei cui jewellery for a discerning clientele in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia. Its modest business scale allows her to maintain all prime jewellery making processes in Hong Kong. “It’s perhaps unavoidable to transfer some work such as casting and gold refining to the mainland. However, we insist on keeping the most crucial parts including stone-setting in Hong Kong to ensure maximum quality control,” she explained.

“We would never compromise on quality for the sake of cost concern. Fine jewellery holds an intrinsic value for its precious metals and magnificent gemstones. Exquisite craftsmanship will only add value to it,” she added.

All set in 18-karat gold with natural materials, her one-of-a-kind pieces are available from HK$20,000 at retail.

According to Yuen’s observation, Hong Kong customers prefer delicate styles while larger pieces are going particularly well in Southeast Asia. “My local customers are mostly office ladies who come for subtle and elegant designs for their business outfits. Singaporeans and Malaysians would favour substantial designs,” she said.

Trade shows constitute a major marketing channel for Sharon Yuen to reach out to a broader audience base. The global Covide-19 pandemic, nevertheless, has disrupted her exhibition plan for 2020. Instead of venturing out of the city, she would explore more opportunities from within next year when cross-border mobility may still be limited. “Started this year, I have been collaborating with local jewellery retailers on some co-branding and OEM projects. This will continue to be a major task on my 2021 schedule,” she said. (Photo courtesy: Sharon Yuen)

 

 

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