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Rubies and diamonds at Rosendorff

10 Feb

Today marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year – The Year of the Snake.

Whilst I am not a fan of slithering reptiles, I will happily join in a celebration of cultural festivities and am intrigued by the Chinese traditions and significant symbols.

A friend with knowledge of Chinese culture, shared with me the significance Feng Shui and how the colour Red represents the fire element which is believed to attract richness and luxury. The colour red also is good for passion, prosperity and love.

When I think of the colour red, I think of rubies and when I think of richness and luxury, I think of diamonds (what female doesn't!!!).

So when Rosendorff the jeweller bought out a limited edition pendant especially for the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Snake, I could see why it was designed using a combination of rubies and diamonds!

Rosendorff has been in WA since 1963 when founder and owner Craig Rosendorff began his career.

The piece was designed by the Rosendorff design and production manager, Jens Kirsch who has re-joined the Rosendorff team recently after working for 10 years in some of Germany and the United Kingdom's most prestigious jewellery houses.

Mr Kirsch shared with STYLEWA what his motivation behind producing a piece in celebration of the Chinese New Year was…..

The ancient Chinese culture has many hidden shapes, colour combinations and inspiring elements, which is a fascinating area to explore. Particularly with the Snake Pendant, we wanted to showcase our highly skilled Rosendorff workshop together with an exciting, yet unique piece.What a magnificent combination!”

The Year if the Snake Pendant is on display at the Rosendorff Perth CBD showroom and boutiques in Claremont Quarter and Garden City.

With Valentines day also coming up this Thursday… I think it will be a popular piece to mark two occasions in 2013!

(Happy New Year and welcome Valentines Day 2013! x)



Chinese New Year celebrated with style!

9 Feb

This Sunday is the first day of the lunar New Year, making it the Chinese New Year.

Festivities around the city are set to be a colourful celebration, welcoming the 'Year of the Snake'.

If you haven't joined in Chinese New Year celebrations before, then you might want to make 2013 your year to be amongst it!

The Chung Wah Association together with the support of The City of Perth have organised the Chinese New Year Fair which will kick off from 11am in Northbridge.

James Street is set to come alive with lion dance performances, cultural demonstrations, food and market stalls. Festivities will continue on throughout the evening and the Piazza will host the 2013 Perth Chinese New Year Multicultural Concert.

Sunday is set to sizzle in Perth, so a late venture to the city could be on my agenda with a casual bite to eat at one of the many great restaurants.

If fine dining is the way you choose to see in your Chinese New Year celebrations then check out the fabulous menu on offer at Yu restaurant, located within the Crown Complex.

Under the guidance of Chef de Cuisine Pat Cheong, Yú’s signature dishes feature traditional favourites with a contemporary twist!

Reservations are recommended so make your booking and head in for a taste of something special!

I have found much inspiration from around the city for the Chinese New Year and found some fabulous home wares and Chinese tea at Chapels in Maylands. This beautiful store imports some authentic as well as replica pieces from China and always have something unique for the home.

I also came across some floral arrangements at Flowers in the Garden in Booragoon which would be a beautiful gift for anyone to celebrate the New Year!

Rosendorff in Perth have also prepared a stunning piece of jewellery to signify the Year of the Snake….. If you love Ruby's and diamonds you will love this! Stay tuned to see this 'must have' pendant!

Happy New Year & enjoy your celebrations!


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