Het­ing Jew­ellery

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BACK­GROUND Hongkonger Ca­rina Wong be­gan ex­per­i­ment­ing with jew­ellery at the age of 16, when she would string beads to­gether and make ac­ces­sories from wood. Her cre­ative ap­petite led her to ex­plore crafts rang­ing from cal­lig­ra­phy and em­broi­dery to met­al­smithing and gem­mol­ogy. With her part­ner, Eames Jee Wan, who fo­cuses on the busi­ness side, Wong cre­ated her jew­ellery brand in 2013. The name is inspired by a Song Dy­nasty poem—he ting means “a per­son of con­tem­pla­tion and peace who re­flects on the world around them.”

DE­SIGN SIG­NA­TURE Wong’s de­but, The En­chanted For­est col­lec­tion, re­flects her fas­ci­na­tion with the nat­u­ral world and fairy tales. Draw­ing from folk­lore, it’s di­vided into four lines: Bellflower, Dew­drop, Pine Cone and Tree of Life.

FAVOURITE MA­TE­RIAL Wong en­joys ex­per­i­ment­ing with unique ma­te­ri­als such as icy jade and black Tahi­tian pearls, all hand­picked by her and carved into shapes such as flower buds.

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