City Weekend - - Life & Style -  Mina Yan

For some peo­ple, jew­elry isn't just ac­ces­sories, it's a way of life. Han­nah Ren's been in love with jew­elry all her life. The would-have-been-doc­tor left med­i­cal school to pur­sue her pas­sion and stud­ied jew­elry de­sign. It was a de­ci­sion that she's never looked back on.

Un­der the guid­ance of her men­tor, she made her first piece of jew­elry, a bracelet that took weeks to ac­com­plish. She hasn't stopped since. For the past ten years, Han­nah's been de­sign­ing wear­able works of art that are both beau­ti­ful, func­tional, and empowering for women.

Cur­rently Han­nah of­fers five col­lec­tions of jew­elry. Her fa­vorite col­lec­tion (and the one that caught our at­ten­tion) are her signet rings. Tra­di­tion­ally re­served for men, th­ese rings started as a fem­i­nist state­ment for Han­nah. When this col­lec­tion was cre­ated, Han­nah saw a lack of mas­cu­line jew­elry for women. “Jew­elry re­veals so much about your­self,” Han­nah tells us. Each signet ring (start­ing at around ¥875) serves as a state­ment that the wearer is an independent, strong woman with a great sense of style.

For the busy woman who's got to switch from her day to night look, Han­nah's col­lec­tion of tas­sel ear­rings does just that. The de­tach­able silk tas­sels let the wearer go from a sim­ple stud look for the day, to a full-fash­ion­ista look for the evening.

Fi­nally, her lat­est col­lec­tion (and another that we re­ally adore) is called Sing The Al­pha­bet. As sim­plis­tic as it sounds, th­ese al­pha­bet neck­laces (¥290) are beau­ti­fully sub­tle in de­sign. They're thought­ful, with­out cross­ing the line of be­ing too per­sonal, mak­ing them an ideal gift idea for friends and col­leagues.

To check out Han­nah's en­tire col­lec­tion visit her on­line store at www.han­nahren.­nahren­jew­ellery or add her on WeChat (ID: han­nah_ren).

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