The Chinese zodiac Dog necklace is influenced by the ancient Chinese calligraphy character of Dog (Gou 狗), the eleventh of the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac. Those born in the year of the Dog are renowned for their earnestness and devotion, and are among the most noble of the zodiac animals. However, a pronounced sense of independence underpins a Dog’s decisions in life. This combination of loyalty and individuality means that Dogs find it easy to get along with almost anyone.
Chinese calligraphy is an aestheticised form of handwriting, a way of expressing language as an art form filled with meaning. Each piece in this collection is hand-carved by Loveness Lee as a way of practicing Chinese calligraphy in metal, a shared form of expression between two intimate forms of handcraft.
Part of the Chinese Zodiac Collection
Handmade in Loveness Lee's London workshop.
18ct Gold plated certified recycled sterling silver.
18ct Gold plated certified recycled sterling silver 18" chain.
Hallmarked at the Assay Office London.
Due to the handmade nature of all Loveness Lee Jewellery there may be slight variations from the images shown.