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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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  • Daisy Chan, founder of Thinking Daisy Jewellery
  • Daisy Chan wins Muse Design Awards 2021
  • ‘Stone’ rings from Italian Love collection come with different colours
  • ‘Canvas’ necklace from Soul 925 collection features enamel and cubic zirconia
  • ‘Leaf’ necklace, Zero 999 collection, retains all details of an authentic leaf
  • ‘Stone’ ring in 18-karat-black-gold-plated silver depicts the coarse-grained texture of stones.
  • Muse ring brings in the Platinum Award (fashion category) in Muse Design Awards 2021.

Silver of style & substance

June 2021

 

Loupe designers-in-residence series

 

Contemporary and timeless, versatile and accessible, sterling silver jewellery has its own charisma and class level. With her love of modern art and architecture, Hong Kong jewellery designer Daisy Chan of Thinking Daisy Jewellery creates sculptural and bold silver jewellery characterised by organic forms and elegant simplicity with substance.

 

A graduate in fine arts (painting), Daisy Chan has a strong perceptual awareness of colours and shapes. The ‘Canvas’ necklaces from the Soul 925 collection, for instance, feature two pieces of paintings with contrasting emotions: a tranquil artwork in cold enamel and a disturbed depiction with heavy strokes. The handmade pieces are set in gold-plated sterling silver with coloured cubic zirconia. The precise arrangement of the line striding across the rectangular frames and the two little squares setting by the corners achieves a perfect visual balance.

 

What set her silver jewellery apart from others are the bold contours, substantial ambience and intricate craftsmanship. With architecture being the guiding light for her design inspiration, it is not surprised that Zaha Hadid, one of the most brilliant architects in modern time, has come as Daisy Chan’s muse.

 

The Muse ring set in sterling silver with enamel and the frosted-gold technique from Italy features fluid movement of lines and a unique blend of curves inspired by the architect. It has brought her the Muse Design Awards 2021 in the Unites States as the only winner from Hong Kong claiming the platinum position in the Fashion Design category covering jewellery, watches, runway collections, haute couture, eye-wears, etc.

 

Mother Nature is an unfailing concept generator for jewellery designers of all time. Daisy Chan reinterprets the fragility of leaves, the endurance of stones and the vitality of bees in her own way while reminding us to live in harmony with the environment. The ‘Leaf’ necklace from the Zero 999 collection serves as a perfect example of her sustainability pledge. “I pick fallen leaves from the countryside. They are painted with silver paste layer by layer, kilned and then polished all by hand. The silver leaves retain all delicate details including the veins and the torn parts. The piece prompts the message of honouring the elements of nature,” she said. Fallen but not forgotten.

 

Prior to launching her own label, Daisy Chan had served a local jeweller as an in-house designer for eight years. She dedicated her free time to creating her own silver jewellery which was sold at weekend markets. That was where she found genuine contentment in. The growing desire to be herself paved the way for the birth of Thinking Daisy Jewellery in mid-2018.

 

“My brand comes as an alternative to the mass-produced gem-set jewellery heavily available in the market. I aspire to offer people something more audacious with special focus on the texture of metals,” she said.

 

An ardent designer, Daisy Chan keeps sharpening her goldsmithing edge. Mesmerised by the exquisite Italian design and traditional craftsmanship, she dedicates the whole Italian Love collection to materialise her authentic love of Italian savoir faire. Besides the made-in-Italy ‘Bee’ series constructed by moving loops inspired by beehives, other lines in the collection are made by the designer with Italian techniques and imported parts.

 

The ‘Lucky’ pendants featuring openwork beads in silver, blue, rose gold and black colours, as an example, are exquisitely made that the flickering surface rivals pavé-set diamonds thanks to the intricate ancient Italian artisanal craftsmanship. The ‘Stone’ rings ingeniously depict the coarse-grained texture of rocks.

 

The infinite quest for technical advancement has steered her to Loupe's 7th Design Residency Programme. She said: “The six-month residency period started July last year was truly practical and informative. We are particularly inspired by the selfless devotion of the master craftsmen from Chow Tai Fook who have broadened our minds and opened our eyes. The programme has contributed tremendously to the inheritance and innovation of jewellery craftsmanship in Hong Kong.” “The initiative has fostered dynamic exchanges among participating designers from around the world,” she added.

 

A rising star in jewellery design, Daisy Chan reckons the extraordinary performance of local designers. “Jewellery designers in Hong Kong have won widespread acclaim for their creativity, workmanship and drawing skills, which is evident from the numerous awards earned from international contests. Aside from jewellery, we may draw new inspirations from other subjects such as architecture and art, while exploring more possibilities of using different materials,” she observed.

 

After engaging customers primarily online for almost two years, Daisy Chan started a brick-and-mortar location in February 2021. The studio in Lai Chi Kok serves as a showroom as well as a workshop. She believes that jewellery of substance needs to be touched, felt and tried on. “I made a start online. Although some items move pretty well on my digital channels, especially the Italian Love collection, many customers prefer to meet me in person at Loupe or weekend markets for a thorough look at the pieces they have a fancy for. The new studio comes in convenient for them,” she said. (Photo courtesy: Thinking Daisy Jewellery)

 

 

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