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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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Giving new life to fei cui

Taiwanese jewellery designer, May Lee, uses fei cui as her ink, taking advantage of its enormous flexibility as a medium to develop her unique jewellery creations. For May Lee, fei cui gives physical form to the charm of Chinese ink wash painting, with its ability to vividly depict the elements of nature. Collectors of her works organise her creations to suit their own tastes and, in doing so, showcase new elements of her designs and depict themes that are of great significance to her.

A designer of fine jewellery for more than 20 years, May Lee portrays herself as a student of nature in pursuit of self-perfection. She has added typical elements of ink painting to fei cui designs, embodying the reverence of oriental art for nature and highlighting her own deep respect for Chinese culture. She sees each piece of fei cui as unique with its own curvature, brightness and colour. In her fei cui works, one finds no regularly arranged, uniformly repeating patterns. Rather, her creations echo the flowing characteristics of Chinese ink wash painting.

Her fei cui plum bossom collection clearly exemplifies how she uses her raw material fei cui to discover hidden connotations and express her ideas. She explains: "All of the pieces of this collection can be combined or reconstructed according to your taste and style. Collectors can make wholly new models, relishing the beauty of creation. After all, collectors are creators themselves. Their mastery of lines, spaces and emptiness can give a work new life. Life is timeless and all that it contains can be recreated and reborn. That's the truth that governs all things."

A booming economy gave an early jump start to Taiwan's fei cui jewellery design industry, while development of the industry on the Chinese mainland lagged behind by several decades. At one time, people said that "top-quality fei cui all comes from Taiwan." May Lee notes that many Taiwanese jewellery designers, herself included, never attended college. They must rely on their personal taste and appreciation of art to break free from established frameworks and think outside of the box. Only in this way can they bring together fine fei cui materials and craftsmanship so that Taiwan's fei cui jewellery can continue to prosper in an ever-changing market.

Fine Jewellery & Gorgeous Jade founded by May Lee has participated in international jewellery shows for years, and has extensive experience marketing fei cui jewellery to global buyers. She believes that the irregular surfaces of fei cui run counter to the fondness of the Western people for geometric figures. Its indefinable colour and texture make fei cui differ enormously from diamonds and gemstones with their symmetrical faces. She explains: "In Western markets, bestselling fei cui items begin with pure coloured fei cui. A matchless level of craftsmanship is added to create items that are fashionable and easy-to-wear. As celebrations of the unique beauty of fei cui, these designs should break through the boundaries of tradition, giving form to new shapes and expressing their own ideas."

As consumers learn more and better understand fei cui, the acceptance of fei cui jewellery by the younger generation has dramatically increased. May Lee supposes that most younger people look beyond the inherent value of fei cui pieces, focusing instead on the design and presentation of fei cui items. She said: "The wearing of fei cui pieces is part of their everyday life. Fei cui is no longer locked inside the jewellery box."

According to some surveys, young consumers firmly believe that the functionality of a piece of jewellery is key. May Lee works to ensure that fei cui jewellery complements other decorative articles. It seems that this year's new Ribbon Collection jewellery is matched with a leather hand strap. The brooch is simply buckled to the strap and worn like a watch. In addition to being a bracelet, this jewellery can also be rearranged and worn as a pendant and a brooch. With three purposes, it is highly versatile piece with a unique style and a simplicity of design that make it an ideal accompaniment for any outfit.

Millennials are known for their devotion to technology and their passion for online shopping May Lee says: "In terms of consumption habits, gone are the old days of traditional shopping; we live in the age of online shopping. And even if precious gemstones cannot be purchased online, young people go to the internet to discover brand stories, read reviews, and learn what celebrities have to say about their choices.  Building brand presence online is crucial, so in addition to our official website, we also share the latest designs and brand trends on Weibo, Facebook, Pinterest and other platforms as part of our effort to increase our brand awareness." (Photo courtesy: May Lee)

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