"Portraits of Porcelain" celebrates the beauty of ancient Chinese porcelain art. With jewels with a royal charm
Monday, 27 June 2022,
by Maristella Campi
Simone Ng, founder and executive creative director of Simone Jewels, has drawn on the magical world of Chinese porcelain, which combines often secret techniques, esoteric symbols and passionate stories, to create her latest collection of high jewelry entitled “Portraits of Porcelain”, divided into three themes inspired by three items of Chinese porcelain from the Qing dynasty.“Paradise in Harmony” reinterprets the auspicious motifs of spring flora, deer and cranes depicted on the Yangcai porcelain vase, translating them into jewelry using blue-green tourmaline and jade. “Heavenly Purity” pays homage to the latticework of an 18th-century vase once kept in the Qianqing Palace (Palace of Heavenly Purity) in the Forbidden City, with jewels featuring interlacements of sparkling diamonds surrounded by spinels, Burmese rubies and a rare 9-carat pink Paraiba tourmaline. Lastly, “Twelve Blossoms” where inspiration for the white gold jewelry with tanzanites, aquamarines, blue tourmalines and plique-àjour enamels came from a set of twelve cups made for Emperor Kangxi in the 18th century, each decorated with a Wucai-style flower. Infinite beauty.
“Paradise in Harmony” rings and earrings, Portraits of Porcelain collection, Simone Jewels
“Twelve Blossoms” earrings, ring and bracelet.
The 12 porcelain cups made for Emperor Kangxi in the 18th century that inspired “Twelve Blossoms”
Yangcai porcelain vase from the Qing dynasty that inspired “Paradise in Harmony”. From the Portraits of Porcelain collection, Simone Jewels
“Heavenly Purity” earrings and necklace. From the Portraits of Porcelain collection, Simone Jewels