Balance is inspired from the Chinese traditional motif- The Paired Carp. The traditional motif signifies happiness and abundance and is a rendition of the Yin and Yang energies, qualities sought after dearly in marriage. The ring also embodies the spirit of The Paired Carp when they swim towards one another. This act symbolizes the union of two hearts, bodies and souls. This ring collection consists of 6 rings, all made of gold. Each ring is embedded with different gemstones to reflect every 10 years of one’s marriage.
The deliverable consists of a mock up of the ring, packaging for the ring and a catalogue. The packaging is designed to provide an experience akin to unwrapping of gifts. The user slides down two slits to arrive at the ring. Accompanying the packaging is a catalogue to provide an explanation of the symbolism of the gemstones and anniversaries.
DV3004 – Cultural Context in Asia Design
Hedren Sum Wai Yuan
12 November 2014
29 April 2017
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