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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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  • The Twins necklace
  • The front of the main stone of Twins necklace
  • The back of the main stone of Twins necklace
  • The Red Flame bracelet
  • The Red Flame matching earrings

Creativity to break impression on fei cui

 

Most gemstones are set in precious metals at all times and in all places. Dream Mix Jewelry founder and design director Li Li breaks with tradition and launches gem-in-gem. Among her jewellery innovative creations, the Red Flame bracelet and the Twins necklace have won the first runner-up and the merit award of open group (finished product): creative arts respectively at Hong Kong Fei Cui Design Biennial Contest organised by the Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association (HKJJA)

 

A finance and English language graduate worked in a Hong Kong accounting firm, Li Li discovered her interest in jewellery design when attracted by the exquisite craftsmanship and fabulous design of the jewellery shown at stores. She started to pick up Equipping herself gemstone knowledge and jewellery design techniques by reading books, signing up for continuing education courses and attending gemstone forums before she founded Dream Mix Jewelry, dedicating to develop innovative mounting methods.

 
Gem-in-gem

Fei cui is her favourite gemstone owing to its mystery, elegance, and the interesting visual textures under lights. Feeling pity for fei cui that it has become synonymous with outdated, she sets her heart on designing fashionable and young fei cui jewellery. Her gem-in-gem inlay setting technique skillfully hides inclusions or cracks of a gemstone with other gemstones. The setting manages to keep no traces on the surface, yet it gives gemstones the scintillation. The only thing is that it is laborious. Li explained: “Every fei cui piece requires custom design according to its unique texture. It is almost impossible to make fei cui jewellery in batches.”

 

The Twins necklace is one of the arduous tasks to complete. Her production team carved the trunks of a life tree on the 115-carat Myanmar unheated sapphire according to its inclusions. By using the gem-in-gem inlay technique. Fei cui leaves and flying birds are set in the big stone with enamel tree roots. The fish tails both sides of the stone are paved with irregularly cut opal and white diamonds. It took the team 9,000 hours to complete the piece. Li added: “Working on exquisite fei cui is time-consuming and costly. High production cost is a huge burden for many independent designers.”

 

Speaking of the wellspring of inspiration, Li said the Red Flame bracelet was born at the right time. The theme came from a Chinese idiom about the vitality of flowers. I hope those who are fighting against the current virus pandemic could restore their faiths in the future and wait for the early spring of vibrancy after the cold winter.

 

Different fei cui shapes have different traditional meanings, such as shoutao represents longevity and green beans symbolise fertility. In a storytelling marketing era, marketing strategies have to be ever-evolving to attract new consumers. Li's integration of life refection into design has become a time evolution to connect different stories with different people. It promotes fei cui as a story teller to more jewellery aficionado and reaches more people who have yet to recovered the charm of fei cui.  

 

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