Si Rui Wang is a recent graduate from Central Saint Martins BA Jewellery Design.

To her personally, jewellery is a medium that she uses to tell a story, to record a memory, or simply to express her feelings. Her works are based on a combination of conceptuality and aesthetics while allowing the compliment of a sentimental touch of personal character.

Traditionally, the 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 symbolic 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