Gold Super Mini ‘FOLD’ Earrings
24K yellow gold plated ‘FOLD’ alloy of rose gold, with a layer of nickel in the middle
FOLD originated from a lovely coincidence two years ago when waste paper was smashed into a bin. A slice of silver foil underneath was accidentally thrown out. Upon expanding the paper out, Fei was surprised to find the metal showed a fascinating shimmering texture full of charm. After countless attempts metal-mixing and thickness matching a new rose gold formula was developed. Resulting in each piece of jewellery large, extremely light, yet strong enough to withhold its volume. As for the white gold jewellery, after delicate polishing, they will be plated in silver then in rhodium in order to secure colour stability.
Importantly after a field trip to several major jewellery factories Fei witnessed how pollution has severely harmed the environment. Which encouraged to recycle metal from unwanted jewellery, offering it a new breath and our earth a better life.
During studies and practice of jewellery making his position gradually turned from “I” to “us”.
“I think in a ethical way we jewellers share a responsibility to speak up with our work regarding the wrongs in society. FOLD collection is my statement”
Improvisation is the core of FOLD collection, but it is inseparable from long-term repeated experimentation and exploration. Each piece of FOLD jewellery is delicately handmade by the designer and possesses a unique soul, capturing the viewers’ liquidity of the eye.