“The Way of the Nature” is the brand’s philosophical stance, highlighting beauty, harmony, and ravishing designs. A long lost Chinese heritage lives again in a new celestial collection.
YEWN is one of the very few Chinese contemporary fine jewelry brands at the forefront of luxury retail. Since the end of the Chinese Monarchy in 1911, Chinese jewelry design had been a rare sight not only in the rest of the world, but also within China itself. Unfortunately, what was lost in time was not just traditional Chinese design, but also the important emphasis on harmony with nature that had formed the basis of Chinese way of life and the backbone of the traditional Chinese creative process. Artist and founder Dickson Yewn’s mission is to revive China’s lost heritage by creating contemporary Chinese fine jewelry that neither the past nor the present generations have ever witnessed, bringing back not only the unique aesthetics of Chinese culture, but also the ancient Chinese literati class’s respect for, and appreciation of, the natural world. For the Protagonist exhibition, Yewn taps into millennia-old traditions that pay homage to “the way of nature” approach in fine jewelry making. The Three Folds Auspiciousness bangle with diamonds set in 18K white gold and reclaimed Cumaru wood represents the designer’s dedication to collecting and using reclaimed, aged wood to create a fresh new work. The Daylily Ink Painting inspired by ancient literati painter, BaDaShaRen – a diamond ring set in 18K white gold, blends ancient designs with Yewn’s iconic squareshaped, ivory-colored ceramic. This bold yet delicate piece, while paying tribute to the ancient Chinese tradition of ceramic (one of the most important lifestyle materials besides wood), is an alternative to the elephant ivory used in luxury Chinese design. These two pieces highlight Yewn’s continued dedication to creating environmentally and socially responsible art jewelry, as well as bringing to the West some yet unseen beautiful aesthetic