A collection defined by romance
Valentine’s Day presents a unique opportunity to reaffirm the bonds of love, and there is no better way to do this than with an exquisite jewellery item from the Buckle My Love collection created by international fine jewellery brand Qeelin.
Indeed, this collection was inspired by the romantic Chinese myth of the Red String of Fate, according to which the gods tie an invisible and unbreakable red cord around the ankles of those who are destined to meet, regardless of circumstances. As the old lunar matchmaker god, Yue Xia Lao, is believed to be in charge of the red thread, the legend aligns with the Western concept of soul-mates or star-crossed lovers.
Drawing on this idea of a bond that inexorably brings two people together, Qeelin’s creative director Dennis Chan conceived the design device of a Chinese-style buckle, which he developed as the leitmotif for a dazzling array of jewellery. In the same spirit as all Qeelin’s collections, Buckle My Love marries its Chinese inspiration with superb craftsmanship.
Pendants, bangles, bracelets, rings and earrings are proposed in either 18k rose gold to convey a voluptuous warmth or white gold for a cool, sophisticated allure. The original designs are elaborated with scintillating diamonds, making them ideal Valentine gifts as this precious stone is so closely associated with expressions of everlasting love thanks to its qualities of strength, purity and brilliance.
Many of the pieces are suitable for men as well as women, lending themselves to ‘his and hers’ combinations. This is especially true of the chain-link bracelets and the rigid bangles with a plaited motif – both playfully alluding to the belts usually secured with buckles. Innovative rings also have an edgy and modern chain-link structure.
Another aspect of Buckle My Love jewellery that makes it perfect for gifts – to treat oneself as much as a loved one – is the possibility of personalising necklaces, earrings or bangles courtesy of various accessories. A piece can be transformed with a diamond attachment that recalls the ancient Chinese bi disc (symbolic of heaven), with a feminine diamond fringe that references bygone belt ornaments, or with stunning ruby and emerald pendants. And for the most eloquent Valentine’s Day statement, why not choose a heart accessory in pulsating rubies or effervescent diamonds.
To underline the elegance and charm of the Buckle My Love collection, the images for Valentine’s Day place the jewellery in a dreamy setting of white peonies. Known in China since antiquity, this ‘king of flowers’ has long been a favourite subject of poets and painters, symbolising prosperity, nobility and virtue. In the Western language of flowers, the lovely, full-blooming peony represents good fortune and a happy marriage.
Qeelin Buckle My Love medium bangle in 18K rose gold with semi pave diamonds HK$168,800
Qeelin Buckle My Love large bangle in 18K rose gold HK$77,800
Qeelin Buckle My Love medium bangle in 18K white gold with semi pave diamonds HK$168,800
Qeelin Buckle My Love medium bangle accessory – Ruby in 18K white gold with diamonds HK$288,800
Every beautiful creation in the Buckle My Love collection can become a precious declaration of enduring passion and romance, on Valentine’s Day or any other day of the year. It will serve as a constant reminder of a heartfelt love that was perhaps ordained by the stars, and an unbreakable bond that deserves to be joyfully celebrated.