Textiles and clothing have traditionally been signifiers of social status and power in China, with varying adornments and colour gradations marking their bearer’s proximity to the Emperor. Once a major genre of decorative and functional art, wearable antiques rarely enjoy the limelight in contemporary society.
Born in Beijing and raised in Miami, Yim Tom moved to Hong Kong in 1990, to establish Treasure East Antiques, specialising in Chinese works of art and jadeite jewellery. Tom does not consider herself a jewellery designer but, rather, a temporary custodian of gems and precious materials. Her decorative accessories reflect Asian aesthetics, incorporating antique elements such as jade and glass beads in contemporary settings. For the talk, she will share her observations on the roles gemstones served in history, as indicators of wealth, sources for creative stimulus to precious commodity.
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Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Lan Kwai Lau
G/F, No. 2-3, Lan Kwai Fong, Central