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CHINESE NEW YEAR GIFT GUIDE - JANUARY 2023 NEWS

Chinese New Year: The Most Popular Luxury Watch & Jewellery Pieces to Gift

The Lunar New Year, colloquially referred to as Chinese New Year, is almost upon us, heralding new beginnings and fresh starts. The Lunar New Year in modern times is widely celebrated across the globe, and is the time for ushering in health, happiness, and prosperity – it is also the time for inviting these things into your loved ones’ lives through symbolic gifts. 2023 is the year of the rabbit, which is thought to be the luckiest sign in the Chinese zodiac, and which symbolises both elegance and beauty, making now the ideal time to gift your loved ones precious watches and jewellery. 

Chinese New Year Lanterns

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Red is thought to bring good fortune, luck, and vitality and is the colour that is traditionally worn during the new year period, so lean into ruby statement pieces and red enamel. Typically Chinese New Year gifts consist of red pockets (a monetary gift placed in a red envelope, often decorated with elegant Chinese calligraphy), but these luxurious pieces make for an exceptional alternative.

Something Gold

An important element of the modern Lunar New Year is that of gifting something gold, so if you’re considering what to gift for Chinese New Year, gold jewellery is a staple. In modern China, and indeed in the rest of the modern world, gold is considered to be a sign of luck and fortune. Traditionally this honour was given to jade, which was thought to symbolise goodness, preciousness and beauty, and also embodied a number of Confucian virtues. Its wearers even believed that the stone provided them nourishment. This tranquil green mineral is so embedded in Chinese culture that there are thousands of Chinese idioms and sayings that incorporate jade, such as “can’t tell jade from stone” and “as clear as ice and as pure as jade”. 

Gold coins in hands, wearing read

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With the official end of Confucianism in 1905, and a greater acceptance of globalisation, Chinese New Year jewellery began to shift away from classic jade pieces to that of gold. It is interesting to note how thoroughly gold has been embraced by China considering their rich history with jade, but seeing as gold sales (especially that of gold jewellery) skyrocket during the Lunar New Year, its current cultural significance is undeniable. Gold has now firmly taken up the mantle of being the symbol of abundance and prosperity.

Invite good luck and wealth into your loved ones’ lives this Chinese New Year with one of these stunning luxury gold jewellery pieces.

The Roberto Coin “Princess Flower” bracelet features a blooming 18ct gold flower and a charming ruby accent. Its floral design and brilliant sheen makes this the perfect piece to mark the beginning of the Spring Festival. 

Roberto Coin 'Princess Flower' Bracelet

During Chinese New Year, knots act as good luck charms and are used to ward off evil spirits. The FOPE “Essentials” 18ct yellow gold hoop earrings’ signature braided design mimics that of the traditional endless knot whilst remaining both highly fashionable and wearable. 

FOPE Essentials Yellow Gold Hoop Earrings

When searching for gold jewellery for women, look no further than the Roberto Coin Love in Verona collection. This iconic “Love in Verona” 18ct yellow gold diamond ring, inspired by the epic love story of Romeo and Juliet, featuring twenty brilliant cut diamonds and a single ruby, would make the perfect Chinese New Year gift for the treasured women in your life.

Roberto Coin Love In Verona Ring

Give the gift of time this Chinese New Year with this iconic 39mm Tudor Black Bay S&G watch, featuring a yellow gold bezel to bestow good fortune upon the wearer.

Tudor Black Bay S&G 39mm 

Something Red

In Chinese culture, red is not only considered to be a lucky and auspicious colour, it is also the primary colour of celebration. During the Lunar New Year it is of even greater significance thanks to how deeply rooted in legend and folklore the colour is. 

Chinese New Year Card

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The legend goes that on the last day of the lunar year a fearsome monster named Nian would rise up and torment the people of China, until one year they discovered that Nian was terrified of the colour red. From then on people would write charms on red paper and paste them all over their homes, even wearing the colour to further drive him off. 

The tradition has evolved since then, with the colour now being worn in order to bring luck and ward off evil in general. Bring prosperity and vitality into the lives of your loved ones’ with a statement red watch or jewellery piece this Lunar New Year. 

The New Italian Art “Flower” 18ct white gold ruby and diamond dress ring perfectly marries creativity with classic beauty whilst its twenty-two rubies make for a vibrant vermillion accent. This dazzling ring would make the perfect accessory to any Lunar New Year’s outfit.

Ruby and Diamond Ring

If you’re looking for a more subtle jewellery piece to gift a friend or family member, the Roberto Demeglio “Dado” cuff bracelet is a sophisticated alternative. The Dado cuff features an elegant row of brilliant cut rubies set upon an 18ct rose gold and black ceramic band.

Roberto Demeglio Ruby Cuff Bracelet

The Roberto Demeglio “Cashmere” stretch ring in 18ct rose gold, ruby and diamonds is both effortless to wear and elegant to behold. Roberto Demeglio’s handcrafted Italian pieces are a great example of the functional high quality jewellery that any of the women in your life would be thrilled to receive this Chinese New Year.

Roberto Demeglio Cashmere Ring

Behold an exquisite red statement piece, La Grande Classique de Longines in all red. With 0.369cts of white diamonds alongside a red dial and strap, this is the perfect gift to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

La Grande Classique de Longines Red

There are a number of Chinese New Year gift ideas to choose from, but with the innate sentimental value and cultural significance of the gesture, gifting gold or red watches and jewellery is always a favourable option.

Celebrate Chinese New Year in bejewelled style with J Farren-Price. Browse the broader gift guide below, or enquire with our team today to discover more of our wondrous collection. 

ROBERTO COIN 'PRINCESS FLOWER' 18CT YELLOW GOLD BRACELET

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct yellow gold.
  • Gemstones: 1 x Ruby totalling 0.018ct.
$1,650 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

NEW ITALIAN ART 'FLOWER' 18CT WHITE GOLD RUBY AND DIAMOND DRESS RING

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct white gold.
  • Gemstones: 22 x Round brilliant cut rubies totalling 1.72ct. 34 x Round brilliant cut G/VVS-VS diamonds totalling 1.33ct.
  • Ring Size: M 1/2.
REF: RDRN8020R $14,950 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

FOPE 'ESSENTIALS' 18CT YELLOW GOLD HOOP EARRINGS

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct yellow gold.
REF: EDOR01YG $4,980 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

DEMEGLIO 'DADO' 18CT ROSE GOLD AND MATTE BLACK CERAMIC RUBY CUFF BRACELET

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct rose gold.
  • Gemstones: 18 x Round brilliant cut rubies totalling 1.26ct.
REF: BCSDD4CN18GRUS.2 $2,950 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

ROBERTO COIN 'LOVE IN VERONA' 18CT YELLOW GOLD DIAMOND RING

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct yellow gold.
  • Gemstones: 88 round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 1.08ct.
$9,050 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

DEMEGLIO CASHMERE 18CT ROSE GOLD RUBY AND DIAMOND STRETCH RING

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct rose gold
  • Gemstones: Round brilliant cut rubies totalling 3.08ct. Round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 0.80ct with G colour and VS clarity.
$7,500 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

TUDOR BLACK BAY S&G 39MM

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  • Materials: Steel case with polished and satin finish. Flat sapphire crystal. Fixed bezel in yellow gold. Yellow gold screw-down winding crown with the TUDOR rose in relief. Steel and yellow gold bracelet, polished and satin finish, with steel “T-fit” folding clasp and safety catch.
  • Dial: Black dial with mixed indexes as hour markers. Hours, minutes and seconds hands.
  • Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds. Waterproof to 100 m (330 ft).
  • Power Source: Manufacture Calibre MT5602 (COSC). Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system. Power reserve of approximately 70 hours.
  • Diameter: 39.00mm.
  • Guarantee: Five-year transferable guarantee with no registration or periodic maintenance checks required.
REF: M79663-0001 $8,210 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

LA GRANDE CLASSIQUE DE LONGINES

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  • Materials: Stainless steel case, with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Case set with 44 Top Wesselton IF-VVS diamonds, for a total of 0.369 carats. Red Alligator leather strap face, young cow leather back, with buckle.
  • Dial: Red lacquered polished with silvered polished hands.
  • Functions: Hours and minutes. Water-resistant to 3 bar.
  • Power Source: Quartz. Calibre L420.
  • Diameter: 29.00mm.
REF: L4.523.0.91.2 $5,950 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

EMIL KRAUS 18CT YELLOW GOLD ONYX SET CUFFLINKS

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct yellow gold
  • Gemstones: Black onyx.
REF: SG0349 $2,350 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

LONGINES DOLCEVITA

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  • Materials: Stainless steel case, crown and bezel. Glass is scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Red aligator strap with buckle.
  • Dial: Silver "flinqué" dial, Painted Roman numerals. Blued steel hands.
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o'clock. Water-resistant to 3 bar.
  • Power Source: Quartz.
  • Diameter: 20.80 X 32.00 mm.
REF: L5.255.4.71.5 $2,350 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

ROBERTO COIN LOVE IN VERONA 18CT YELLOW GOLD DIAMOND CIRCLE NECKLACE

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct yellow gold
  • Gemstones: 8 round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 0.19ct
REF: NDADR888CL2037YG $3,525 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

18CT WHITE GOLD 1.05CT RUBY AND DIAMOND RING

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct white gold.
  • Gemstones: 3 x Oval cut red rubies totalling 1.05ct. 2 x Oval cut G/SI diamonds totalling 0.62ct. 34 x Round brilliant cut G/SI diamonds totalling 0.34ct.
  • Ring Size: N.
REF: RDR5009 $8,520 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

ROBERTO COIN 'PRINCESS' 18CT YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND HOOP EARRINGS

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct yellow gold
  • Gemstones: 10 x round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 0.15ct. 2 x rubies totalling 0.036ct.
REF: EDADR777EA1074_YG $3,920 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

DEMEGLIO EXTENSIBLE RUBY AND DIAMOND STRETCH BRACELET

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct rose gold
  • Gemstones: Oval cut rubies totalling 5.40ct. Round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 1.75ct.
REF: BDRBTE4X3+10RUDB $27,200 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

DEMEGLIO 18CT YELLOW GOLD YELLOW SAPPHIRE RING

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct yellow gold
  • Gemstones: Round cut yellow Sapphires totalling 2.45ct
REF: RCSFTP3CZG $4,690 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

NEW ITALIAN ART 18CT WHITE GOLD RUBY AND DIAMOND PENDANT

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct white gold.
  • Gemstones: Diamonds totalling 0.29ct. 1.46ct Ruby.
REF: NDR2B990R $14,500 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

HEARTS ON FIRE 'OPTIMA STATION' 18CT YELLOW GOLD DIAMOND NECKLACE

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct yellow gold
  • Gemstones: 8 x round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 0.58ct.
  • Length: 100cm (approximately).
REF: HFNOPTSTAT00608Y $5,320 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

18CT WHITE GOLD PEAR SHAPE RUBY AND DIAMOND HALO RING

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct white gold
  • Gemstones: 1.70ct pear shape 'Burmese Type' ruby. Round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 0.31ct
REF: RDR3146 $23,050 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

18CT WHITE GOLD RUBY AND DIAMOND 'GRACE' STUD EARRINGS

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct white gold
  • Gemstones: 2 x trilliant cut rubies totalling 1.36ct. 24 x round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 0.28ct.
REF: EDR1500 $4,100 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

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