Yue Cui is a jewellery designer who completed her MA Degree in Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins in 2018 after the BA Degree in Arts and Crafts at Tsinghua University in China.

Cui’s handmade jewellery collection Animated Companion takes visual inspiration from the active postures of animals. Due to the rapid urbanisation, Yue makes her jewellery pieces as a companion for the individuals who have wonderful memories of or yearnings for nature and animals.

Different characters in the collection and various ways of assembly encourage the client to create their own narratives and show their personality.

Through designing the flexible connections and hidden mechanisms in the pieces to increase the inter-activities with the wearer, designer, Yue Cui, hopes that this collection will accompany the client just like eternal friends.