Every single piece by Qeelin is born of heritage and infused with modernity, celebrating the beauty of harmony in its artistry.
Wulu, Qeelin's iconic collection, interprets the mythical powers of the hulu, a Chinese gourd, as a stylish symbol of positivity and hope. Rich with symbolism, the Wulu is traditionally associated with health and success, while its “8” shape invites wealth in Chinese culture. Skilfully designed by Dennis Chan, Wulu’s elegantly simple and smooth harmonious lines inlaid with shimmering diamonds elevate the collection to the very height of Qeelin’s philosophy.
The theme of balance and harmony runs through all of Qeelin’s collections. With its ongoing search for the elusive meeting point between ancient oriental wisdom and the rhythm of modern life, Qeelin bridges the traditional and the contemporary with substance and emotional sensitivity.
The Yu Yi collection was inspired and named after the “Ruyi” lock, meaning “good fortune”, a traditional Chinese symbol of protection and spiritual potency. Often depicted in traditional arts and crafts, it has been given new life in Yu Yi as a contemporary piece of fine jewellery, a modern fulfiller of dreams. The Xi Xi lions collection celebrates another Chinese tradition: the Chinese Lion Dance ceremony, performed during cultural and life milestones to bring wealth and good fortune. The collection features intricate, animated elements that inspire joy and wonder, radiating with personality and self-confidence.
Through its interpretation of ancient Chinese traditions and its use of symbolism, Qeelin pushes design boundaries into a new iconography of contemporary oriental chic for today’s new generations.
Not only is Qeelin’s innovation and creativity apparent in the designs, but also in the myriad ways that the jewellery may be worn. Wulu, the iconic collection created at the founding of the brand, is emblematic of this concept.
Just as Maggie Cheung first stunned the world wearing a single dangling Wulu earring with dramatic effect, many of Qeelin’s pieces are not paired but rather sold individually. Later, Maggie pushed the creative envelope further by wearing the Wulu pendant at her waist. The beautiful curves of her back formed a perfect harmony with Wulu’s smooth lines, showcasing Qeelin’s unique ability in empowering versatile styling and self-expression.