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The cultural colours & Cloisonné glazing

Based on the oriental colours culture and history, Lin developed some unique enamelled colours for each of her collection, ranging from the world renowned 'Chinese Ink Black' to 'China 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 on each piece by local expert enamellers, after they are exclusively hand-made in responsibly-sourced 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, they would look colourful and shiny when they are new but the resins/colours are more likely to fall or fade in 2-3 years times. 

Our jewellery is to be treasured forever. 

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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. 

Chinese Blush 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 Blush Pink' stands for delicateness and gracefulness. 

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Chinese Beauty Pink 

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

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. 

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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. 

Spring Green

Spring has been loved by Chinese artisans and poets for centuries.  It's all about celebrating the reviving and new life in the spring! Our 'Spring Green' represents for energy, youth and fortitude. 

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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. 

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. 

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Ancient Royal Purple

Purple was a colour associated with 'royal and noble' therefore it was seen as powerful and mysterious. It was mainly due to the fact Purple was very difficult to extract and produce in ancient time. The fact that 'The forbidden city' in Chinese has 'purple' in its name would give you a glimpse. Our 'Ancient Royal Purple' stands for noble and mysterious. 

Chinese Painting Paper Ecru

Ecru is a colour often seen on traditional Chinese paintings, Its the colour that is softest and comforting of all. Our 'Chinese painting ecru' stands for love and comfort. 

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