Traditionally, pearl has been a symbol of delicacy and nature while metal embodies strength and artificiality. In Si Rui’s collection, she combines the oppositions through knotting so as to emphasise the symbiotic relationships between grace and force, nature and manmade.
In this way, she enables them to coexist in a way that benefits them all. Si Rui’s mixed design not only allows wearers to reimagine classical pearl jewellery, it also encourages them to recognise the idea of reciprocity in life.
Interpretative text by Lam Pui Lee, BA (Hons) Culture, Criticism and Curation
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