Guardian Star Bridal Jewelry by Janet Hiu Yan Chow

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Guardian Star

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Bridal Jewelry

INSPIRATION:
Inspired from the legendary diamond star hair pieces of Queen Sissi of Austria. The pieces were later passed to her granddaughter. Compared to elaborate crown, the hair pieces seems like a more modern and subtle expression of coronation. Guardian Star was designed based on this story as a jewelry piece given to the bride by her parents.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
To modernize the concept above, current in-demand ear crawler was added. The piece vastly decorates the right side of the bride, from ear lobe to the whole ear and extended to her hair. It mirrors with how parents would wish to guard their growing daughter at any time, in any way possible.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Compass-like, 8-point stars symbolize how the father or parents protect and guide their daughter. 7 pieces of chains that connect to the hair pin with ear crawler are adorned by scatter glistening diamonds. They swing and gleam with every movement of the bride. This adds sparks to the bride for she is her parents' treasure, angel and star.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project started in May 2017 during a visit to Museum of Sissi in Vienna. Design process carried on in June at Hong Kong. It was then manufactured in Panyu, China and finished in August 2017 for exhibiting in Hong Kong at HKJMA International Jewelry Design Competition 2017.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Pencil sketches, Gauche painting, CAD design, 3D printing in wax, modeling by hand, casting in 18K gold, diamonds setting and hand crafted finishing.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Hair Piece: (W) 26 mm x (H) 33 mm x (D) 80 mm Ear Crawler: (W) 42 mm x (H) 61 mm x (D) 16 mm Distance between Hair Piece & Ear Crawler: Approx. 60mm This piece is composed of 15.50g of 18K white gold, 7.00g of 18K yellow gold and 6.60g of 18K rose gold. 220 pieces weighting a total of 5.20ct brilliant white diamonds are set, including 2 pieces of 0.30ct F color and 0.40ct G color, both SI1 GIA certified diamonds. They are set at the ear crawler and hair pin respectively.

TAGS:
stars, guardian star, diamond hair piece, diamond ear crawler, bridal jewellery, blessing, angel, treasure

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Cultural association of various pointed stars are examined so the blessing and meaning behind the piece could be shared globally. To maximise the wearability of the piece, research on common ear shape, size and distance of ear and hair-do has been carried out. Mainly done by searching pictures of model’s side profile online to estimate the measurement and having fitting with 7 women.

CHALLENGE:
The experimental piece was tried on by models to make sure the curve of the ear crawler and length of chains are suitable for young females. An ear clip was originally used, but it could not hold the piece in place. The size of wearer’s ear may also vary. A flexible gold strand was then opted for the ease of wearing and the comfort of wearer. Another challenge was balancing the scatter diamonds on the chains. Calculations and multiple experiments were carried out to achieve the final result.

ADDED DATE:
2018-02-21 10:58:24

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Main Image #1: Photographer Simon Lei, Model Vivian Hui
Optional Image #1-2: Photographer Simon Lei, Model Vivian Hui
Optional Image #3-4: Photographer Simon Lei


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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Vea Fine Jewelry

PROFILE:
Vea Fine Jewelry is simplicity, versatility, practicality. Established in 2017 based in Hong Kong, creates pieces to be worn effortlessly every day by modern women, for any occasion. Designs are simple yet noticeable, letting wearers' confidence shine through. Conflict free and socially responsible diamonds, precious stones and 18K gold are used. Each piece are designed and handcrafted to last.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Guardian Star Bridal Jewelry by Janet Hiu Yan Chow is a Nominee in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Guardian Star Bridal Jewelry by Janet Hiu Yan Chow is Winner in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category, 2017 - 2018.

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