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Gems galore

2013-09-23 11:17:31

(China Daily) By  Gan Tian



There are two phoenixes in the exhibition. One is this Bird of Paradise brooch (pictured) created by Cartier, which is shown for the first time. What I love is what Liaoning Provincial Museum found in their treasures, a Chinese phoenix in jade. Jade means wealth, power for the emperor. It is two things in one dialogue, using the same symbol in China and France. These two pieces show that we are different but universal. We also want to express love and friendship, search for luck, happiness, and power from the phoenix. It is like a bridge between two cultures.
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