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Emperor Jewellery proudly presents “L’opéra” High Jewellery Collection (Macau)

Nov 30, 2012

Emperor Jewellery proudly presents “L’opèra” High Jewellery Collection, which draws inspiration from China’s rich history and pays tribute to the colorful culture of traditional Chinese Opera. Not only Chinese Opera is a form of entertainment filled with stories and music, but it is also considered as an intricate art form.

 
This new “L’opèra” Collection was launched successfully in Hong Kong last month. Emperor Jewellery is now moving the sparkle to the Grand Emperor Hotel, Macau, from 29th November, 2012 to 2nd December. Celebrities, Mr. Raymond Wong and Ms. Eliza Sam, were invited on 29th November, 2012 at 2:30pm to convey their support and appreciation to this wonderful collection. By capturing the vivacious and magical nature of this latest collection, Emperor Jewellery hopes to inspire and rekindle the public’s interest in Chinese culture through its innovative and unique designs, and superb craftsmanship.
 
“Pica Pica” is the masterpiece of the “L’opèra” collection, which combines innovative design of Emperor Jewellery and the traditional Chinese culture. Not only it represents love and hope, but also gives a strong art-deco impression. The inspirations, shapes, and details of craftsmanship are absolutely match with each other.
 
“Chinese Opera”
The origin of Chinese Opera can be traced back to Pre-Qin Dynasty and was performed for the emperor’s pleasure. There are different varieties and styles of Chinese Opera, and mainly included four characters, namely: the main female artist, known as “dàn”; the main male artist, known as “shēng”; the face painted artist, known as “jìng”; and the humorous clown, known as “chŏu”. With the combination of music, poetry, dance, costume and the special design of the performing stage, all these elements enrich the content of this traditional fine art. From the extravagant costumes to the riveting tales, “L’opèra” Collection brings you an exquisite selection of the finest jewellery.
 
The “L’opèra” High Jewellery Collection is featuring under four main themes namely, Stories, Costume, Performance, and Stage.
 
Stories – Pica Pica
The masterpiece of the “L’opèra” collection comprises of two birds, intertwined with quality 18K white gold and diamonds. These two birds refer to the classic story of Niuliang, a cowherd, who falls in love with Zhinu, a daughter of a goddess, often performed in the Chinese Opera. Upon hearing that her daughter has fallen for a mere mortal, the goddess is overcome with rage and separates the two lovers with a vast open river. The magpies, feeling pity for the couple, create a bridge once every year, allowing them to reunite as one. The two birds, therefore, symbolize hope and everlasting love, which is further conveyed through the elegant design of the curving patterns uniting the two birds together as one.
 
18K White Gold Diamond Necklace
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 47.56 carats.
Pear shaped Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 2.03 carats
Marquise Cut Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 0.09 carats.
Baguette Cut Brilliant Diamond, weighing Approximately 2.88 carats.
 
18K White Gold Diamond Bangle
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 23.32 carats.
Marquise Cut Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 0.07 carats.
Baguette Cut Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 0.86 carats.
Rose Cut Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 1.53 carats.
 
Costume -Lattice
The design of the performing stage is the first impression to the audience which is also an integral part of the traditional Chinese aesthetic. These special and asymmetrical shapes outline this set of jewellery comprising of necklace, bracelet and ring. Using white gold and diamonds silhouette in various contour to create intriguing geometric patterns, inspired by the Chinese window lattices, creating in unique and modern pieces that will elevate any outfit at any occasion.
 
18K White Gold Diamond Necklace
Pear-Shaped Diamond, weighing approximately 10.90 carats.
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 47.86 carats
Rose Cut Diamond, weighing approximately 5.69 carats.
 
18K White Gold Diamond Bracelet
Pear-Shaped Diamond, weighing approximately 2.82 carats.
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 23.35 carats.
Rose Cut Diamond, weighing approximately 2.16 carats.
Pear Shaped Rose Cut Diamond, weighing approximately 2.16 carats.
 
18K White Gold Diamond Ring
Pear-Shaped Diamond, weighing approximately 1.64 carats.
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 2.09 carats.
Rose Cut Diamond, weighing approximately 0.22 carats.
 
Costume – Lattice
Also inspired by the performing stage, vivid red rubies, dazzling diamonds and deep onyx has been used in the “Lattice” set to create the necklace and the matching bracelet. Surrounding the walls of the Chinese Opera theatre and stage hang with vibrant and colourful decorations that mirror the energy and passion of the performance. Red is the symbol of happiness and blessings in Chinese tradition, while onyx and diamonds are also precious gemstones which are skillfully adorned contrast to the vivid red. The necklace is highlighted with tassels and a hexagon knot with art-deco design. The movement of the tassels is reminiscent of beautiful Chinese Opera decoration on stage.
 
18K White Gold Ruby and Diamond Necklace
Ruby, weighing approximately 179.30 carats
Baguette Shaped Diamond, weighing approximately 3.47 carats.
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 11.11 carats.
Onyx 26 pcs
 
18K White Gold Ruby and Diamond Bracelet
Ruby, weighing approximately 88.28 carats.
Baguette Shaped Diamond, weighing approximately 0.46 carats.
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 2.64 carats.
Onyx 6 pcs
 
Stage – Xiapi
Inspired by the traditional women clothing “Xiapi” of Chinese drama, the craftsmen have exquisitely pave set white dazzling diamonds and vivid red ruby to create a perfect masterpiece. Red is always the symbol of happiness and blessings in Chinese tradition.
 
18K White Gold Ruby and Diamond Necklace
Ruby, weighing approximately 17.20 carats.
Marquise Shaped Diamond, weighing approximately 3.47 carats.
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 45.12 carats.
Pear Shaped Diamond, weighing approximately 5.47 carats.
 
18K White Gold Ruby and Diamond Earrings
Ruby, weighing approximately 8.03 carats.
Marquise Shaped Diamond, weighing approximately 0.61 carats.
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 2.05 carats.
Pear Shaped Diamond, weighing approximately 1.20 carats.
 
18K White Gold Ruby and Diamond Ring
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 11.64 carats.
Fancy Color Diamond, weighing approximately 0.65 carats.
 
Performance – Butterfly Dance
In the epic story of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, two lovers are torn apart by pre-arranged marriage by their parents, leading to tragic deaths to the lovers. In the end, their spirits transformed as butterflies, which became the design concept for this set of jewellery. Exquisite and the intense color of sapphire are adored by a lively butterfly encrusted with diamonds and sapphire. It symbolizes undying and eternal love.
 
18K White Gold Sapphire and Diamond Necklace
Sapphire, weighing approximately 518.02 carats.
Pear-Shaped Diamond, weighing approximately 1.01 carats
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 8.01 carats.
 
18K White Gold Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet
Sapphire, weighing approximately 171.78 carats
Pear-Shaped Diamond, weighing approximately 0.82 carats.
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 6.06 carats
 
Costume – Feng Guan
Hats and headdresses are important elements in the costume of Chinese opera which represents the status of the character. Emperor Jewellery uses this symbolic component to create this simple but elegant pearl necklace with the focus of a sea pearl surrounded by a female general’s headpiece made of iridescent diamonds. It is enhanced with an array of cascading strands of diamonds mirror the general’s hair.
 
18K White Gold Pearl Necklace
Culture South Sea Pearl, weighing approximately 35pcs, 66.17 carats.
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 0.10 carats.
 
Performance – Music Instrument
Music is another captivating and distinctive element of Chinese Opera that helps to bring life and energy to its storytelling. Inspired by the “pipa”, a four stringed instrument with a long neck and pear shaped body, and the “yueqin”, a lute with a round shape body; these pendants are decorated with intricate jade flower pattern to capture the poetic and graceful nature of Chinese Opera musical instruments.
 
18K White Gold Natural Fei Cui with Diamond Pendant
Natural Fei Cui, weighing approximately 10.406 carats.
Taper Shaped Diamond, weighing approximately 0.345 carats.
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 1.186 carats.
 
18K White Gold Natural Fei Cui with Diamond Pendant
Natural Fei Cui, weighing approximately 20.478 carats.
Taper Shaped Diamond, weighing approximately 0.482 carats.
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 3.047 carats.
 
Stage – Vase
Chinese ceramics and pottery play a distinct role in Chinese art and aesthetic. Vase is commonly used in various Chinese opera as decoration. Emperor Jewellery captures this special shape of the vase by making use of rare and precious crystal stones which are crystal clear, translucent, and luminous. Two delicate vase pendants are featured in this collection, highlighted by intricate patterns of a tree encrusted with pink sapphire and diamonds while the other one is decorated with lotus flowers embellish of exquisite blue sapphires and diamonds. These creations are extravagant yet sophisticated and luxurious.
 
18K White Gold Pink Sapphire and Diamond Necklace
Pink Sapphire, weighing approximately 0.055 carats.
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 2.84 carats.
Marquise Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 1.355 carats.
Crystal Stone, weighing approximately 136.51 carats.
 
18K White Gold Sapphire and Diamond Necklace
Sapphire, weighing approximately 1.19carats.
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 2.23 carats.
Crystal Stone, weighing approximately 110.07 carats.
 
Costume – Cloverleaf Knot
The distinctive insignia of Chinese knot is that it is made up of one single rope which is weaved into various patterns and structures. They are named by their specific form and carry different meanings. By combining different knots or adornments skillfully, a unique auspicious ornament is created representing beauty, wisdom and wishes. As an inspiration, Emperor Jewellery has created this set of necklace, earrings and bracelet with this unusual art of knotting. Symbolizing the undying bond between lovers, the knot always carries warmest regards, best wishes and the finest ideal.
 
18K White Gold Emerald and Diamond Earring
Emerald, weighing approximately 43.08 carats.
Pear Shaped Diamond, weighing approximately 1.03 carats. Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 5.87 carats.
 
18K White Gold Emerald and Diamond Bracelet
Emerald, weighing approximately 133.20 carats
Pear Shaped Diamond, weighing approximately 0.81 carats.
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 5.56 carats.
 
Costume – Tassel
Fei Cui has been widely used in jewellery making in China. Emperor Jewellery is renowned with its fei cui creations and design. This latest set of jewellery is highlighted by tassel, made of intricate Fei Cui and beautiful pearl that symbolizing longevity, which is inspired by the traditional stage costumes. The extremely rare high quality fei cui requires superb craftsmanship for making this fragile and exquisite necklace and matching earrings.
 
18K White Gold Natural Fei Cui, Pearl and Diamond Necklace
Natural Fei Cui 595pcs
Cultured Fresh Water Pearl 24pcs
Cultured South Sea Pearl 2pcs
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 3.118 carats
Princess Diamond, weighing approximately 3.223 carats.
 
18K White Gold Natural Fei Cui, Pearl and Diamond Earrings
Natural Fei Cui 206pcs
Cultured Fresh Water Pearl 16pcs
Cultured South Sea Pearl 2pcs
Round Brilliant Diamond, weighing approximately 1.481 carats.
Princess Diamond, weighing approximately 1.932 carats.
 
About Emperor Watch and Jewellery
Emperor Watch and Jewellery is internationally acclaimed as a retailer of the world’s most prestigious timepieces and a manufacturer of trendy, sophisticated jewellery. A solid foundation for the firm was laid with Mr. Yeung Shing’s founding of Shing On Kee watch shop in 1942. For over half a century since then, Emperor Watch and Jewellery has undertaken a determined pursuit of excellence. This commitment serves as a guarantee for the quality of products and services it offers.
Emperor Watch and Jewellery offers many of the world’s most prestigious timepieces. In 1960s, Emperor Watch and Jewellery designed and manufactured jewellery on its own. The jewellery of Emperor Watch and Jewellery is born from a rigorous design process. A team of world-class designers combine classical motifs with contemporary inspirations to create dazzling masterpieces. The brand is winning international acclaim for its impeccable craftsmanship and style that crosses cultures and continents.
Nowadays, Emperor Jewellery is situated in Hong Kong, Macau, Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Kunming, Hengyang, Suzhou, Changzhou, Wuxi, Nanjing, Shenyang, Shenzhen and Wuhan.

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