SI DIAN JIN
by CARRIE K.
A Meaningful Custom Honoured and Modernised by Carrie K.
Si Dian Jin (四点金) originated from Teochew province in China, where houses were built with four-pointed concave roofs resembling the Chinese character for gold, 金. Consequently, the gifting of a gold set by the groom's mother to the bride symbolises that she is now a part of a new household and a commitment that she will be well taken care of.
The Si Dian Jin 四点金 jewellery set comes in four pieces of exquisite gold. This usually includes a pair of earrings, a necklace, bangle or bracelet, and a pendant or ring. Traditional Si Dian Jin designs contain auspicious cloud patterns and motifs of a dragon and phoenix chasing after a pearl, suggesting a marriage that is divinely-arranged, hence the Chinese saying, 龙凤配.
The gifting of Si Dian Jin 四点金 has grown to become a moment treasured by newlyweds and their families. When Si Dian Jin is presented by the groom's mother at the Tea Ceremony, the implications extend beyond just welcoming a new member into the family.
Four Points of Gold.
Four Pillars of Significance.
An Assurance for Brides
Joining a new family could be an anxious transition. For the bride, receiving a prized Si Dian Jin 四点金 from her mother-in-law ascertains her value in her new household. With the gift, she rests in the assurance that her mother-in-law is committed to looking after her.
A Pride for Mothers
For mothers who have raised their son for their entire lives, there is no bigger pride than to witness the union with his lover. Gifting a Si Dian Jin 四点金 is but an expression of her joy in sharing in his happiness.
An Heirloom for Daughters
For mothers whose own daughter is marrying out of the family, passing down their own Si Dian Jin 四点金 is a sentimental reminder that they will always be close by each other's hearts even as they are physically apart.
A Story for Generations
As generation after generation of mothers and daughters gift and receive Si Dian Jin 四点金, the values of respecting a new family and accepting a new member as your own skin is passed down and lived on as a unique but meaningful Chinese custom.
Modern Heirlooms: Our Si Dian Jin 四点金 Philosophy
Beyond the wedding day. And beyond this generation.
Carrie K. distills meaningful traditions into our designs so that they may be passed down from mothers to daughters as Modern Heirloom pieces. To that, we've designed our Si Dian Jin 四点金 gift sets to be wearable beyond the wedding day and not just stored away. Our pieces are also wearable in different styles and suitable for different occasions, so you know you can always keep close to your heart the love and bliss that you were showered with when you joined a new family.
Selecting Your Si Dian Jin 四点金
Depending on your preference and adherence to traditions, you may choose from our range of Si Dian Jin collections in 18kt yellow, rose or white gold. You may also mix and match your pieces according to which jewellery you find most functional for you to wear after your big day.If you are big on traditions, consider adding one of Carrie K.'s signature pearl necklace into the mix.
Shop our collections below, or make an appointment with us to pick out the perfect jewellery gift sets for yourself or your daughter-in-law.
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|Inner Circumference||Carrie K. Size/ US, Canada, Mexico||UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand||Italy, Spain, Netherlands||France||Germany|
|46.8 mm||4||H||6.75||46 1/2||15|
|48 mm||4.5||I||8||47 3/4||15 1/4|
|49.3 mm||5||J 1/2||9.25||49||15 3/4|
|50.6 mm||5.5||K 1/2||10.5||50 1/4||16|
|51.9 mm||6||L 1/2||11.75||52 3/4||16 1/2|
|53.1 mm||6.5||M 1/2||13.25||54||17|
|54.4 mm||7||N 1/2||14.5||55 1/4||17 1/4|