Who knows, red may just be your lucky shade as the fengshui charts foretell.
It’s that time of the year again when some of our favourite stores are festooned in red for the Lunar New Year. As red and zodiac-themed capsule collections contend for a spot in our festive wardrobe, jewellery brands are tempting our purses to complete our look with equally propitious trinkets.
After all, a qipao may look good on you, but a qipao complemented with gold ornaments would look better. On the other hand, if you’re skipping on the pervasive red outfit, at least a couple of red jewellery may help you avoid disapproving glances from conservative relatives. Who knows, red may just be your lucky shade as the fengshui charts foretell.
In any case, we’ve compiled a selection of red and gold jewellery to add some sparkle to your CNY ensembles.
Chopard Happy Hearts Bangle
Can’t decide between red or gold? Why not both, with a heart-shaped talisman and diamond to boot. W chopard.com
Atelier Swarovski Gilded Treasures
Featuring a pair of earrings, a choker, a cuff, a ring and a brooch accented with sparkling Swarovski Cubic Zirconia, the Gilded Treasures collection represents abundance, joy and prosperity with its elegant fluid lines. W swarovski.com
Piaget Possession Pendant
Fancy 116 brilliant diamonds to turn up the sparkle this Year of the Rat? W piaget.com
Louis Vuitton B Blossom Earrings
Made with 18k yellow gold, white gold, red cornelians and diamonds set in an iconic Monogram motif, we can’t think of a more perfect pair of earrings for CNY. W louisvuitton.com
Qeelin The Blooming Red Q
According to ancient Chinese mythology, the wulu (bottle gourd plant) possesses magical powers that bring good luck, including more compliments in the Year of the Rat. Superstitious or not, these make an adorable addition to your festive look! W qeelin.com
Cartier Panthere de Cartier Ring
Did you know that the panther symbolises protection from danger, misfortune and harm? All the more reason to wear this exquisite ring this season! W cartier.com
HABIB Ruby and Diamond set
There’s no other red gemstone as iconic as a ruby, and this bracelet and ring from HABIB are simply stunning. Drop by HABIB branches to shop more CNY picks, including 999 gold coins and gold bars.
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