gourd design banner.jpg

 Cultural Colours & Cloisonné 

Based on the culture and history of oriental colours, Lin developed some unique enamelled colours for her jewellery, ranging from the world renowned 'Chinese Ink Black' to 'China Indigo Blue', to the better-kept secret 'Ancient Royal Purple'. Each colour enjoys its own rich history and yet their modernity only strengthened throughout the time. These unique colours are hand-painted using the ancient enamelling skills on each piece by local expert, after they are exclusively hand-made using either UK certified fair trade or recycled 18kt yellow gold.  

The enamelling skill we adopt in Lin Yuan jewellery is the same as that used in the traditional cloisonné (JingTai Blue, Chinese enamel metalwork-based products), a world famous traditional Chinese craft variety known for its dazzling colours and exquisite patterns. JingTai is named after the Emperor (1450-1457) in Ming Dynasty when the production process and artistic achievements reached its peak. 

Just like on the traditional Chinese cloisonné, the enamel we use is a vitreous glaze that would be applied on the luxurious 18kt yellow gold and then fired afterwards to fuse with the gold. This traditional method ensures that the dazzling colours and shine on the jewellery is permanent and will not fade or fall over the time - That's why the antique Chinese cloisonné still look as colourful as when they were new! Jewellery that employs 'cold' enamelling process uses resin instead of glaze and doesn't go through the 'fire and fuse' process, their colours are more likely to fall off or fade in 2-3 years. 

Our jewellery is to be treasured forever. 

A few of Our Cultural Colours to Customise Your Gold Jewellery 

chinese ink black.jpg

Chinese Ink Black

In the traditional Chinese calligraphy and water-ink painting, its a pure world of black and white, it's amazing that whole world and life can be expressed by the mere two colours! Our 'Chinese ink black' represents noble, fair, sensibility and of course the modern cool. 

Ancient Blusher Pink 

A slightly darker pink shade that was used by ancient Chinese women on the cheek from thousands years ago. The colour was extracted from a plant called red flower. It is also a beautiful and popular colour for Chinese pottery. Our 'Chinese Blusher Pink' stands for delicate and gracefulness. 

ancient blusher pink.jpg
ancient shu brocade_edited.jpg

Ancient Shu Brocade

Shu Brocade is a well-known fabrics in ancient China, it's a light pink colour that is similar to cherry blossoms. It was a dreamy colour for any young girls then, which hasn't changed much over the years. 

Our 'Ancient Shu Brocade' stands for dreamy and delicate. 

A brighter pink that was extracted from the pomegranate flowers and was hugely popular in Tang Dynasty, the famous queen consort Yang in this famous painting is dressed in such beautiful colour.  Naturally extracted, it was also a common colour used in Chinese colour painting. Our 'Pomegranate' stands for brightness and optimism.  

石榴红.jpg

Pomegranate 

翡翠.jpg

Chinese Emerald Green

Emerald green is the colour of Emerald which was a popular gemstone since Liao time in China, about a thousand years ago. It is a darker shade of green. Our 'Chinese Emerald Green' stands for kindness, confidence, luck and eternity. 

Chinese Jade Green

Jadeite is the most treasured gemstones in China for thousands of years. In ancient China, there was a strict rule only royal and noble were allowed to wear jade accessories. Jade was also used to describe respectful personalities in Chinese literatures. Our 'Chinese Jade Green' stands for honesty, sensibility and luck. 

玉.jpg
缃色.jpg

Chinese Mulberry

Chinese silk is one of the most famous commodity from China over thousands of years. Chinese mulberry tree supports the life of  silkworm which makes the material of silk. 

Our 'Chinese mulberry' stands for new life. 

Chinese Indigo Blue

The unique Chinese Indigo blue comes from the traditional chinese blueprint cloth which was made in indigo colour and cotton fabrics. Natural indigo dye is extracted and made from wild indigo plants. People in pre-Qin days (before 221 B.C.) already collected, grew and used indigo plant as a dye. Our 'Chinese indigo blue' stands for tradition and reminiscence. 

Chinese indigo blue.jpg
China blue2.jpg

China Blue

The world famous Chinese pottery not only gave the name of 'China' to China, its distinctive blue colour also became the most recognisable impression of this renowned craft variety. Our 'China Blue' strands for invention, leading and influential. 

Ancient Noble Purple

Purple was very difficult to extract and produce in ancient time so only the royal and noble could afford. The fact that 'The forbidden city' in Chinese has 'purple' in its name would give you a glimpse. Our 'Ancient Noble Purple' is a purple with a hint of red, which was also used to describe strong women since China's ancient time.  Today, the same purple is also linked to being romantic. Our 'Ancient Noble Purple' stands for strong and romantic. 

绛紫.jpg

An ancient Chinese women's coat displayed in the 'Forbidden City Museum', BeiJing.

ochre.jpg

Chinese Painting Paper

Chinese Painting Paper is a colour slightly lighter than camel and its often seen on traditional Chinese paintings, its a neutral colour that is soft, subtle and complimentary. It's the perfect balance for the bright colours. Our 'Chinese painting paper' stands for neutral and comfort.  

Chinese Bamboo 

Chinese bamboo is the colour of the bamboo bark, its often used for the plants in Chinese paintings, its a green that is between our 'Chinese jade green' and 'Chinese emerald green'. It was also a popular colour for tiles in ancient building, which is evident from the Chinese expression of 'Red wall and green tile'. Our 'Bamboo Green' stands for strong and resilient. 

竹青色.jpeg