Chinese New Year comes immediately after Valentine’s Day in 2018, and special gifts for loved ones are called for to honour both celebrations. Qeelin, the fine jewellery house founded by designer Dennis Chan designed a broad selection of pieces as gifts to celebrate either or both.
“The canine themed Wang Wang collection has a resonance in the Year of the Dog. But the Xi Xi collection, inspired by the Chinese Lion Dance, also carries a strong connection to the Chinese New Year. Our Bo Bo panda pendants embody the symbol of peace and harmony, which the naturally express best wishes for the coming year,” says Chan.
Chan has also introduced a new member joining the Wang Wang family of Canine inspired pendants in this Year Of The Dog, the Shiba Inu. Attracted by their independent but loyal nature, as well as their dignity and natural beauty, Chan chose the Japanese Shiba Inu breed pendant to greet the special Year of the Dog.
More importantly, the lucky implication of the name. “Wang” in Cantonese means “旺” or “good fortune”. “Shiba” has the same pronunciation as “實發” in Cantonese which means “will make a lot of money”, and “十八” (eighteen) in Mandarin, the pendant therefore has been hand-crafted in a limited edition of 18 pieces worldwide. The whole collection is created to bring the wearer good fortune, and Shiba is a member for the family in the Year of the Dog,” said Chan. Shiba is a unique and welcome addition to the line, and will be treasured by 18 lucky owners for whom the pendant will become an inseparable companion throughout the coming zodiac year and beyond.
Another artistic choice for a Chinese New Year gift could be a pendant or necklace from Qeelin’s timeless signature Wulu collection, gracefully shaped like a lucky figure eight gourd, and a classic presentation of the mix of East-West culture.