Year 2023 is a “double spring leap year” in the lunar calendar, meaning that there are two days that mark the beginning of spring.
Approximately every three years, an additional, or leap month, is added to the lunar calendar to remain in sync with the solar calendar, resulting in two springs in a lunar year cycle when that happens.
And in Chinese culture, that makes an auspicious time to tie the knot. Needless to say, all gathering restrictions are finally lifted too, to double the long-anticipated celebration of love for the newlyweds.
Head over to Harbour City with your better half as you look for the most perfect pair of wedding rings. The one-stop hub is where you can discover trendy designs as well as the classic heirloom-worthy pieces to treasure for a lifetime.
Clean lines always make the most classy styles that stand the test of time. For the groom-to-be, Tiffany’s T Collection True 8 mm Ring in 18K Rose Gold features graphic angles with intricate links of the interlocking letter T motifs in a bold alternating pattern, celebrating strength in love and partnership. The bride-to-be, meanwhile, will love the True Wide Ring from the collection. The same design in striking round brilliant pavé diamonds makes the mark as a bridal band.
Thanks to the added copper alloy, not only does rose gold symbolize true love, it is also a harder metal than pure gold to withstand day-to-day wear.
If you and your partner have cooler skin tone, bright and silvery metals may flatter you better. De Beers’ Infinity Band in 18K white gold artfully embodies the interwoven design codes with twisting bands meeting, the ultimate symbol of grace and beauty.
Drawing inspiration from the Greek myth of Penelope patiently awaiting the return of her husband Odysseus for over 20 years, the Infinity Collection captures the enduring commitment. Besides the 6.5 mm style, a daintier version Infinity half pavé band is also available, featuring a delicate row of round brilliant diamonds. Both designs can be worn seamlessly together with your engagement ring and apart.
Contemporary and one-of-a-kind, Boucheron’s Quatre Classique Wedding Band is a modern design that combines pink gold, white gold, and brown PVD, engraved and polished at the Place Vendôme workshops in France.
Boucheron’s two iconic designs – rows of tenderly sculpted brown PVD Clou de Paris and the luminous Godron line in pink gold unite in an alliance, much like how the lovebirds endures any challenges they encounter. The harmony between facets of the studs and the smooth edges of the design symbolizes the romantic bond between the newlyweds.
Match made in heaven
In Oriental folklore, it is said that Yuelao, or the matchmaking god, would tie a red string between two destined lovers. The red thread is hence, a symbol of romance and marriage.
The Qeelin Hong Xian Collection is exquisitely made of platinum or 18K rose gold, with a red string made from innovative HyCeram® ceramic that encircles the inside of the rings. This simple design outlines the trajectory of love while the red string is reminiscent of Yuelao bringin the couple together. Whether you believe that love is pre-ordained by fate or not, the Hong Xian rings would be a subtle pair to celebrate cherished romance and devotion.
From the pared-down ones with simple designs, to the gem encrusted ones that dazzle, your wedding band serves as the ultimate reminder of your commitment and love.