Zeemou Zeng

Univer­sity Of The Arts Lon­don


Zeemou was in­spired by his mother to be­come a jew­ellery de­signer. “My mother is a gen­tle and beau­ti­ful woman. I was nine years old when she suf­fered a ter­ri­ble ac­ci­dent in a fire that left her with scars all over her body. It was a mir­a­cle she sur­vived. Then, she suf­fered from breast can­cer. The way she fought changed my per­spec­tive on women – show­ing me how pow­er­ful and strong a woman can be,” he says. Zeemou’s de­but col­lec­tion Venus was an ode to women. This year he fol­lowed up with Melody, a “clever de­sign so­lu­tion”. Clearly, it draws upon his back­ground in in­te­rior and ar­chi­tec­ture de­sign, with each piece in­cor­po­rat­ing a novel move­ment mech­a­nism. “The name Melody echoes the sym­met­ri­cal and par­al­lel shapes made by the lines of pearls; be­sides, each piece is playable and cre­ates a sound or ‘tune’ as the pearls slide within the piece,” he ex­plains. The core Melody col­lec­tion in 18-karat yel­low gold is ac­cented in Akoya and Tahi­tian pearls and is also ren­dered us­ing emer­ald, gar­net, green agate, red agate, turquoise and amethyst beads.

Melody pen­dant, ring and ear­rings in 18-karat gold.

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