Ring in the Chinese New Year with Habib’s special collection! Habib is already well known for having the largest collection of heritage jewellery, now they are continuing their efforts to expand the collection with the 2019 Chinese New Year collection.
Designed according to their Eastpiration campaign, the 2019 Chinese New Year collection illustrates the beauty of the Baba Nyonya or Peranakan Chinese. Designers were drawn to the Peranakan’s day to day adornments allowing them to replicate the same pieces with a modern twist.
“This year, we have decided to do something different for Chinese New Year. Every year we celebrate Chinese New Year with our campaign called ‘Eastpiration’ which was inspired by Oriental women of the past. This year we are revolving the campaign around the era of the Baba Nyonya’s colourful culture and the beauty of their jewellery. I find the Peranakan Chinese culture truly unique and amazing, especially the history and stories of the jewellery that they wore on their day-to-day or for special occasions,”
commented Dato Sri Meer Habib, Managing Director of Habib Group.
“As a young boy growing up on Pitt Street, I used to be fascinated by the people who frequented my father’s jewellery shop especially the elegant Peranakan ladies in their exquisite sheer Kebaya complete with a gold belt, cucuk sanggul or gold hairpin to hold up their sanggul and the kerongsang which is a brooch with beautiful detailing used to fasten their embroidered Kebaya. They would never be seen without any of these accessories and they always made sure they were well and stylishly dressed for any occasion or even for a visit to the sundry shop”
From the elaborately crafted Cucuk Sanggul for the hair to a heavily diamond encrusted Kerongsang that will sparkle in brilliant Rose Gold. The pieces from the Chinese New Year collection are versatile to wear and fit for all occasions.