The story of the brand began 60 years ago in Phnom Penh, the capitol of Cambodia, where our founder’s mother grew up in a reputable Chinese family. The family opened a jewelry house in the 1950s and it was a popular hang out place for members of the royal family until the Khmer Rouge took over the city in 1975.
Born with an instinct for design and beauty, our founder is an architect, interior designer, jewelry designer and gemologist. Through architectural training she is dexterous with juxtaposing different materials to optimize color composition, choice of material, and functionality. Many of our designs make use of the rich colors and shades of tone offered by tourmaline and fancy sapphire.
CN is a brand synonymous with the use of natural materials. All gem materials acquired and used by the brand is natural. Our unique choice of material is also exemplified in the creative design that combines antique Dian Cui on Chinese Gild, jadeite, and turquoise as a tribute and re-interpretation of ancient culture. Dian Cui on Chinese Gild is a lost form of art and these antique pieces are mostly found in museums, if not in auction houses. This jewelry is both a one-of-a-kind adornment and a piece of history that makes wearing it so fond to be even thought of.
CN also features highly multifunctional jewelry design. For example, products can be worn as a brooch from nine to five and converted into a necklace for evening events. Adaptive pieces are interchangeable to satisfy the ever-changing role of the owner not only round the clock, but also through different stages of life. It is simply a token of love that can be passed on from generation to generation. Limited by the availability of material and unique designs, our products are extremely limited in quantity and will become valuable collectibles in the families that own them
CN is based in Hong Kong and will be officially launched in the spring of 2012.