There are lots of places to buy jade in Hong Kong but none are more enchanting than Edward Chiu’s boutique, which resembles a small gilded birdcage of the kind where songbirds are kept. Inside are little birds of almost every hue, except they don’t sing and they don’t have feathers, as each is exquisitely carved in jade and destined to dangle from the earlobes.
The birds have been an Edward Chiu signature since the company was founded in 1993 (the company is now run by his family); feathers feature in many of the jeweller’s designs along with more traditional, delicately carved, jade jewels.
What is most striking, however, is Chiu’s passion for coloured Burmese jadeite with black, white and lavender making bold, modern fashion statements. Polished and set with diamonds and rubies, the jade is innovatively transformed into chic geometric and Art Deco bangles, pendants and earrings that are perfect for a Black Tie event.
For jade lovers looking for something more creative than a traditional bangle or a string of polished beads, then Edward Chiu is the place to discover what beautiful and innovative jewellery can be created with the most revered stone in Chinese culture.
All Edward Chiu jewels are uniquely handmade in its Hong Kong workshop, and the company provides a lifetime guarantee for all jewellery and art pieces.
A new 360 bridal service offering Bridal Jewellery Couture, tailor-made jewels along with wedding gowns and suits for gooms, is now available.