With a keen eye for technical innovation, Qimin Chen is a recently graduated Jewellery designer now based in China.

Until Summer 2020, when Qimin was pursuing her MA in Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martin, she had always been focused on how to combine innovative techniques with jewellery design.

The apparent contradiction of dense metal and extreme lightness lies at the heart of Qimin Chen’s collection. ‘Meteorite’ and ‘Nebula’ explore emerging foamed metal technologies for an everyday ‘jewellery extravagance’, crafted for fashion-conscious young professional women.

The ‘hollow’ metal materials, used in this collection, are relatively “new” to the jewellery industry. These techniques offer gently pillowed cloud forms, that are ultra-light and comfortable to wear given their scale and impact.