What is Si Dian Jin 四点金?
Si Dian Jin is a traditional custom practiced by the Chinese and means “Four touches of gold”. This is a set of wedding jewellery which comprises of a necklace, a bangle, a ring and a pair of earrings. It is presented to the bride by the mother of the groom as a betrothal gift and is an integral part of the wedding trousseau. This wedding jewellery symbolises the bride being welcomed into the groom’s family and also serves as an assurance that she would always be taken care of. We respect traditions and have customised this design with a touch of modernism. This design has been crafted carefully to fit seamlessly within a bride’s wardrobe.
Origin of Si Dian Jin 四点金?
The custom of Si Dian Jin 四点金, was originated many years back from Teochew province in China. The architectural design of the houses in the province had four grand curved roofs that resemble the Chinese word “金”. Handed down from generation, these roofs indicated the status and wealth of the family. When the mother-in-law presented to the bride Si Dian Jin 四点金 jewellery, it is a way of saying, “You will always have a roof over your head and a comfortable life.”
Most Teochew families continue the practice of presenting Si Dian Jin to the brides on the actual big day. These jewellery set was earlier presented in yellow gold with traditional design, solid gold 916 or 999 (22k or 24k) used to be the preferred choice of material for Si Dian Jin jewellery set. As pure gold is soft by nature, gold in 750 (18k) has a maximum content of gold with an optimum strength for jewellery wear. More than just being an indicator of the gold, the set of Si Dian Jin jewellery is more about the well wishes and the blessings of the family of groom being presented to the bride. It would not be wrong to call Si Dian Jin as a family heirloom that can be cherished and passed on to generations.
Si Dian Jin 四点金 for modern bride
Modern in-laws these days are flexible and consider the bride’s opinion before choosing the Si Dian Jin jewellery set. The brides have the options to customise the jewellery so that they can flaunt their present even after their wedding day. With plethora of options available, the modern brides can opt for precious gemstones or pearl jewellery. Design from sketch and handcrafted to modern design not just in traditional gold, as per the choice of individual bride.
Customised Si Dian Jin 四点金
Gold Earrings – Si Dian Jin
Earrings signify the union of the two families. It signifies the bond of harmony that should develop between a bride and her mother-in-law. This outstanding design features a pair of classic gold stud featuring a brilliant diamond at the center. Feminine and heartfelt, this stud earring has been intricately crafted to feature the initials of the bride and the groom. This design has been exceptionally crafted and set in a captivating style.
Gold Necklace – Si Dian Jin
Bearing an auspicious and rich meaning, a gold necklace highlights the extravagance and the happiness of the bride. It symbolises the union of two souls and the journey of love and happiness. Gold necklaces are timeless favourite. This design is perfect for everyday style. The delicate curve bar has been crafted in rose gold. The polished and slim bar is set in a classic cable chain. This gleaming necklace is a timeless yet trendy piece. The enduring style along with the allure of gold puts this necklace in another league.
Gold Bracelet – Si Dian Jin
A bracelet is worn around the wrist and is a signifier of heart to heart connection. A gold bracelet represents the best wishes and the love that the elders in the family pass on to the couple for leading a fulfilling life. Craftsmanship and sophistication are epitomised in this customised rose gold bracelet. It has been handcrafted and features the initials of the two souls getting ready for their union. This distinct design along with the customisation creates a versatile look. The open-bar style bracelet ensures ease of slipping on and off during everyday usage.
Gold Ring – Si Dian Jin
A gold ring for centuries has been a signifier of the official marriage and conviction of love. Exchanging gold ring signifies living in harmony. This ring bears an exemplifying design. Crafted from plain metal in a customised design, this delicate band bears a glamorous style. Styled for creating a modern look, this customised wedding ring exudes a premium feel. It has been gently curved at the edges for a comfortable feel.
We customised Si Dian Jin to individual design style as per the preference stated by individual client. The alluring design can be worn with a wedding gown and after the wedding celebration. We designed this set with the initials of the bride and groom, Sharon and Joel, “SJ”.
The four pieces are traditionally design from solid gold and usually consists of a necklace, bracelet, pendant and a bangle or ring. The gift of Si Dian Jin set is a vital symbolic gesture to the bride.
Si Dian Jin with Coloured Gemstones
This wedding jewellery set is a non traditional Si Dian Jin. It was customised such that it can be worn everyday rather than storing it in a safe. The central jewellery is a necklace features a bluish green spinel. We have designed the pendant with an extract design of natural leaves to seem as if it flows into the spinel. The pair of earrings was designed as a dangle earring with cluster round spinels. This was the preference of the lady who prefers danglers over studs. We have given a floral shape to make the entire design unique. The bride opted for three pieces of jewellery that she could wear every day. The intricate designing of this set is a classic example of brilliant craftsmanship that has gone into designing this beautiful set.