THE TALE OF QEELIN
The story of Qeelin began at the hub of cultural exchanges between China and the West, along the “Silk Road”, the caves of Dunhuang stand out among the art treasure of the world by possessing a special geographical and cultural significance. It was during a visit to these legendary caves in 1997 that Dennis Chan had a revelation and decided to turn this into a creative idea; translating all his emotions about China into meaningful, contemporary and universal jewellery – and Qeelin was born.
Since its inception in 2004, Qeelin has embraced the evocative myths of the East, creating lavish fine jewellery that is abundant in symbolism. In each collection, iconic designs, carefully selected materials and exceptional craftsmanship deliver a beguiling combination of poise, playfulness, imaginative whimsy and enchanting Oriental beauty.
Qeelin first caught the attention of the world when actress Maggie Cheung appeared at the Festival de Cannes wearing Qeelin’s signature Wulu collection. Since then, Qeelin has been coveted among stars and luminaries all over the world. In 2007, Qeelin opened the doors to its boutique in Paris at Jardin du Palais Royal. Today, Qeelin’s boutiques can be found in fashion capitals across the globe, including Paris, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. In 2013, Qeelin joined Kering group, a world leader in apparel and accessories in luxury and sport & lifestyle brands.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Dennis Chan

The vision of Dennis Chan towards Qeelin: To bring the best of contemporary Chinese design to the world.

Dennis Chan's career in design first started in London following his graduation from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Later, he returned to Hong Kong to work for the renowned ‘godfather’ of product design, Mr. Ken K. Shimasaki. In 1989, Chan established studio Longford, gaining international recognition as the designer of choice for various high-end brands.

As one of the world’s leading Chinese jewellery designers, Chan has a long list of awards to his name. His accolades include honors from The Chartered Society of Designers, Japan G Mark, Singapore Design Awards and Maison & Object Paris, and his designs have exhibited at the world-famous Louvre in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.