The Chinese Year of the Snake is creeping in along with the Chinese New Year's celebrations. Each Chinese New Year is believed to bring in good luck for some and bad luck for many others who were born in those zodiac years not compatible with the current zodiac.
It's just with such belief and faith, and for a little peace of mind, that people participate in ceremonies and acquire some charms to relieve the misfortune and to enhance their luck in the coming year.
For those who put their belief in the Chinese zodiac, or who just love the idea of 12 animals signifying the year of birth, a few brands have premiered jewellery products and accessories that are sure to suit your liking. Tippy Tippy welcomes the Year of the Snake with a new Teller Collection of necklace frames and lockets that will delight all the lovers of Chinese zodiac.
With her penchant for cute images, founder of Tippy Tippy Supornthip Choungrangsee collaborates with illustrator Somnuek Klangnok once again to deliver sweet animal imagery of 12 designs for the Chinese zodiac, each coming in four colours. The highlight of the collection lies in its versatility.
The Teller creation is in fact a combination of locket frames and the Chinese zodiac lockets, which are removable and interchangeable. As the lockets are made of sterling silver featuring traditional enamel, the frames come in various styles and materials _ from pearl setting to precious and semi-precious stones _ allowing wearers to match the locket and frame with different outfits.
As a love for accessories and belief related to Chinese zodiac isn't limited to women, the gentlemen also has a fair share in a range of accessories with a snake motif offered by English luxury house for men Alfred Dunhill.
Jumping onto the Chinese New Year bandwagon, Alfred Dunhill offers a range of cufflinks and key fob bearing a snake motif, with a shape that is modernised to meet the smart luxury credo of the Dunhill gentleman.
The snake motif used by Dunhill is tweaked into the shape of the number eight _ signifying both wealth and prosperity, and also reminiscent of the symbol of infinity, both of which are believed to be a lucky symbol by the Chinese. The cufflinks are made from plated rose gold or brass palladium while the key fob is made from brass palladium, on a burnished brown calf cord.
Tippy Tippy is available at Mahatun Building, Central Chidlom and Siam Paragon, call 02-650-8885 for details. Alfred Dunhill is available at The Emporium, call 02-664-7474 for more information.