China has an established history of breeding birds for display. The ornamental birds have been kept in cages since the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). During the Ming (1368–1644 AD) and Qing (1644-1912 AD) dynasties, many families were fond of pet bir which became a recreation in their daily lives. A gorgeous handcrafted birdcage symbolized one’s social status and power from that time. As homage to the centuries-long craftsmanship of birdcage making, YEWN revitalized the fast-disappearing decorative art of Chinese birdcages by bringing them into the world of jewellery design.
YEWN’s birdcage earrings and pendant are outlined with a black diamond vaulting arch, accented by traditional Chinese flowers such as chrysanthemum, peony and plum blossom, and set in 18K black gold with brilliant cut diamonds.