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 Cultural Colours & Colours For Emotions

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 or14kt yellow gold.  

A few of Our Cultural Colours for Your Personalised Gold Jewellery 

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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 'Ancient Blusher Pink' stands for delicate and gracefulness. 

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Ancient Shu Brocade

Shu Brocade is a well-known fabric from Shu area (SiChuan Province today) 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. 

The colour was dreamily beautiful for ancient Chinese women (Song & Tang Dynasty), it was the colour of their trendy skirts; it was the colour of the dance. Lots of tulip was used to get the dye and colour. What's the most unusual is that the skirt used the tulip dye also smelled of the tulip - how romantically lovely was that! 

Our 'Tulip Skirt' stands for romantic and dream. 

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. 


Tulip Skirt


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. 

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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. 


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

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. 


Colours for Emotions and Mood

Since ancient times, colour has had a symbolic and ritual meaning, and artists incorporated it as a way to influence the emotions of those contemplating a work of art. 

At Lin Yuan jewellery, we incorporate colours that represent different meaning and emotions in our jewellery to suit different personalities, moods and atmosphere. 

You can even request specific colours for your chosen jewellery design to suit your personality or your outfits. 

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our love&power hoops earrings that incorporate both of the power of orange and the love of pink

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