Chinese Touch in Contemporary Jewelry Design Part 2Cheryle Baviera
The disturbing stagnation had finally ended. Consequently, professional degrees where put into place with the objective to resurrect the jewelry making industry with a contemporary and Chinese touch in its various designs that will soon astound the world with their superb craftsmanship.
There were different training programs to ensure that future jewelry manufacturers will proficiently adopt the techniques to attract more customers and clients in a global scope. These degrees were implemented in the 1990’s. For more than a decade, numerous universities and art academies had begun to form their jewelry design and manufacturing departments to serve millions of markets in the not so distant future. Some of these universities were as follows: Tsinghua University, China University of Geosciences, and China Central Academy of Fine Art.
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Likewise, jewelry competitors had inched their way to make Chinese jewelries an intrinsic part of their invincible cultural ideology and identity. Newest generations of artisans dominated those years which strongly proved that Chinese touch is at the helm in fashioning jewelries. Essentially, the very core of this principle is to introduce the overpowering subtleness of the Chinese soul.
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This is the splendid epitome of the Chinese’s native culture. Simply, it is the sophisticated programming of the mind that distinctively distinguishes one person to another. Commonly, these impeccable designs are composed of dragons, bamboos and phoenix. Remarkably, in a published research it profoundly found out that
Many award-winning pieces from international design and gem-cutting competitions feature these elements (Chen, 2014). Similarly, Western designers had embraced the design frameworks with Chinese touch in general. However, some of these designers are not applying these designs; thereby, making their items less-appealing.
Dickson Yewn said “Jewelry is a new way to interpret a culture that has been suppressed for decades.” He believes China is a fundamental resource for jewelry design and that after prolonged social upheaval, it is time to recapture its glory.
Indeed, the fashionable supremacy of Chinese touch has domineeringly catapulted the undisputed beauty and elegance of jewelries then and now.