A host of useful tips to tackle commonly asked questions about Si Dian Jin.
Get your partner to be the middleman. Let him know about this Chinese wedding tradition and have him ascertain his parents’ budget. It is also good for him to sound them out on whether they have specific requirements. Specifics like how many pieces they would like to gift within the budget, and whether the jewellery has to be a particular type of gold etc.
Si Dian Jin (四点金) — Translated to mean “4 Touches of Gold”, was traditionally a four-piece set of betrothal jewellery that consisted of a ring, bangle, necklace and a pair of earrings. The giving of Si Dian Jin is a Teochew tradition that is bestowed upon the new bride to welcome her into the new family and as a blessing for the newlywed.