This year, the 7th day of the 7th month of the Lunar Calendar falls on August 25th. And on this day we celebrate Qixi Festival also know as the Chinese Valentine’s day.
Legend has it that there was once a young cowherd by the name of Niulang and an old ox. The story goes that Niulang, once saved the ox when it was sick. In return, the ox introduces Niulang to a fairy by the name of Zhinü, who was the daughter of the goddess of heaven. Zhinü and Niulang fall in love and get married without telling her mother. For a few years they live a happy life together and even have two children: one boy and one girl.
One day Zhinü’s mother finds out that Zhinü married a mere mortal. The goddess of heaven is furious and sends her celestial soldiers to bring Zhinü back to heaven, leaving Niulang very sad after his wife is taken back to heaven.
Hearing the sad news, his friend the ox invites Niulang to kill him so Niulang can wear his skin, giving him the power to go up to heaven to find his wife. Crying bitterly, Niulang kills the ox, puts on his skin, and carries his two beloved children off to heaven to find Zhinü. Right before he’s able to reach Zhinü, the goddess of heaven creates a huge river between them. The river separates them forever, and the river will become known as the Milky Way.
However, all hope is not lost, as Niulang and Zhinü’s love for one another moves all the magpies in the land to take pity on them, and they fly up to heaven to form a bridge over the river, so that Niulang and Zhinü can meet. Eventually, even the goddess is moved by their love and so she allows them a meeting on the magpie bridge once that day every year (the seventh day of the seventh lunar month).
We wish everyone a happy Qixi Festival and invite you to celebrate this day of love with our L’amour collection
I always admired and still do – Graff, Van Cleef and Boucheron.
So last week I got a chance to admire Graff at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong on the 103rd floor.
I love the vintage looking style of the Graff shop and its velvety show-cases. The light though is not the best for diamonds but it matches the style of the hotel itself.
Why my admiration for these big jewelers? Sure, not because of the price tag but 100% because of the size of diamonds – the size, color and clarity are sublime. I am truly in love…
Recently I made this Cartier inspired ring for my Hong Kong lady customer. Various times she said it was always her dream ring…Cartier Cactus ring in 18K pink gold with a clean brilliant cut diamond.
”We make your dreams come true”
Are you also dreaming of Cartier, Tiffany, or any other branded jewelry? Have you also been holding off waiting “for the right time” or “feeling guilty for spending big”? Just get in touch with me!
Let me know what is your favorite design and together we can make your dreams come true!
Let’s brainstorm with our kids what kind of jewelry they would like to make/have/wear themselves – cute rings, pendants or earrings…
As an example of this project – we are presenting a mama butterfly pendant and a baby butterfly pendant. Can be produced in various colors of gold with variety of diamonds and/or precious stones.
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