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Modern Gem

May 30, 2016

For mod jewellery that will really turn heads, treat yourself to a cutely graphic robot ring or necklace from the inimitable Qeelin. With three stores in Beijing, there’s no excuse to miss this classic, whimsical and unique Chinese-meets-French fine jewellery brand, blending local tradition with global craftsmanship.

‘Roobot’, the debut range from Chan’s Collectibles, takes inspiration from creative director Dennis Chan’s personal collection of vintage toys. Its smily, retro robots tap into childhood memories, brought bang up to date with luxe gems. Guys will love the cheeky robot-face silver cufflinks; gals will go ga-ga for the limited-edition chain ring in so-now rose gold with black diamonds. White-gold ‘Je T’aime Roobot’ pendants in white or black diamonds sport ruby or white hearts on their chests.

The iconic ‘Wulu’ collection revisits the legendary gourd filled with auspicious associations, riffing on a simple, modern lucky 8 shape, teaming curved contours with good fortune. We love the bold, minimal pendant in 18k white gold with pave diamonds, but it also comes as earrings, bracelets and rings (actress Maggie Cheung’s a big fan).

For a serious injection of cute, the ‘Bo Bo’ collection features China’s national treasure, the panda, luxed up in gold and precious gems. A ‘best friend to be prized’ and a ‘symbol of peace’, Bo Bo comes in all forms, from kung fu fighter to clutching his teddy bear ‘Pinky Bo Bo’.

D1120-4 / Shin Kong Place / 87 Jianguo Lu / Chaoyang / +86 10 5738 1350 / 10am-10pm daily / + branches /