The Spring Festival is a grand expression of prosperity and happiness, marking a fresh twelvemonth in the Chinese calendar symbolised by its zodiac animal – the ever powerful Loong (dragon) commandeers this year. Falling into the exciting spirit of the festival, luxury brands celebrate with newly-fashioned launches that draw inspiration from the Chinese culture. Austrian crystal dynasty Swarovski has poised itself to embrace the new year, releasing a series of collections specially curated for the Year of the Dragon.
The collections feature an array of crystal-adorned jewellery and accessories, each fine piece imbued with opulence and designed to strew good fortune in abundance. Hues of gold and red dominate Swarovski’s newest collections where the mighty dragon shines.
Dragon & Phoenix Collection
The dragon is a symbol of strength and the phoenix of harmony – together, the significant union beckons goodness and wealth. Swarovski’s elegant crystals amplify the collective grandeur of these two creatures, offering an auspicious touch to the celebratory season. The collection comprises a range of necklaces, earrings and bracelets which flaunt elements of the dragon’s claws and the phoenix’s tail fabricated through the intricate crafting techniques of Pointiage and Dancing Stone. Made from Swarovski Zirconia and clear crystals, the collection features various designs, including a distinctive half red fabric/half cord bracelet to a unique pearl-studded necklace.
Zodiac Dragon Collection
Swarovski unveils its playful side with the adorable pendant: a smiling dragon motif. Incorporating the vibrant mini figure and Chinese lucky coins – the round shape and the square hole symbolise energies of heaven and the earth respectively – the collection embodies luck and joy. The striking array of necklaces, bracelets and earrings are embellished with carefully set Swarovski crystals. Adding on to the collection’s whimsical aura, the asymmetrical earrings feature a stylish single red crystal stud alongside the dragon pendant. Amidst the red and gold tones, the rhodium-plated necklace with a dancing Swarovski Zirconia core is a stunning highlight. If you are one for a blend of fancy and fun, this collection is a must-have when welcoming a delightful new year.
Iconic Swan Collection
Swarovski’s exquisite swan is an emblem of boundless grace, eternal beauty and union – the newest collection boasts a dazzling reimagination of the icon. Inspired by shade of vitality, the Iconic Swan range clothes the swan in red crystals and complements the pieces with pearls. A variety composed of bracelets, necklaces and stud earrings, the collection is an all-glamourous ode to the Year of the Dragon.
Crystal Rock Oval Watch
With a dainty oval case crafted in a stunning rose gold-tone, the Swiss-made Crystal Rock watch is a splendid accessory for the season. Beneath the glass, the red dial depicts the the Swarovski swan at 12 o’clock and markers made from clear crystals. The timepiece is ornamented with a leather-topped bracelet that features an elaborate dragon-skin print. A promise to keep you on time throughout the Year of the Dragon and beyond, the Crystal Rock watch is a coveted gem.
Year of the Dragon Home Collection: Crystal Myriad
The exclusive Myriads are impeccable works of art, a mere glance at these collectibles would entrance. The Dragon Myriad is a spectacle of the animal’s strength, completed after a meticulous 354 hour-process using 36,800 crystals. Set on a Daino Reale marble base, the limited-edition piece holds ornate details that include sharp spines atop the dragon’s back and imposing floating strands that signify sacredness and movement.
The Dragon & Phoenix Myriad reiterates the collective power of the dragon and phoenix through a captivating home décor. Donning a full circle to represent harmony, the Myriad took 308 hours to create with approximately 30,500 crystals entirely set by hand. Set on a Ceralun base, the piece exudes a sense of auspiciousness with swashing waves and vivid clouds. An incredible décor article, The Dragon & Phoenix Myriad makes a meaningful statement.
The Year of the Dragon jewellery collections are now available online and at Swarovski stores and the home collection is available online and at selected Swarovski stores.