Contemporary Statement Jewellery Handmade in London, UK

Chinese Zodiac Monkey Gold Pendant Necklace

£158.00

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The Chinese zodiac Monkey necklace is influenced by the ancient Chinese calligraphy character of Monkey (Hou 猴), the ninth of the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac. Life is a race for Monkeys, a rapid-fire sequence of situations and experiences that are felt more than thought. Excitement and enjoyment are their chief motivation, and this attitude is as likely to lead to achievement and joy as it is to disappointment and reflection. In many ways, the Monkey is the youngest at heart of all the zodiac animals.

Chinese calligraphy is the tradition of handwriting as an art form: an aesthetic, physical expression of language. Each piece in this collection is hand-carved by Loveness Lee as a way of practicing Chinese calligraphy in metal, a reciprocal relationship between two personal forms of handcraft. Loveness Lee skilfully weaves history and tradition into stunning abstract designs: your own small slice of destiny and fortune, to be worn, gifted, treasured, and loved.

NB: The Chinese zodiac calendar begins at Chinese New Year, which falls on a different date between 21 January and 20 February each year. If you were born in January or February, take extra care in determining your sign, and check whether your birthday fell before or after Chinese New Year. We have a Chinese Zodiac date explorer here.

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