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Proud to be 5 + 2

Proud to be 5 + 2

5 + 2

What might seem to be a rather arbitrary assembly of two numbers, lies an even deeper meaning into why we decided to name this unique brand, 5 + 2. The URL of the website as well as the text below our logo may suggest why we decided to choose these seamlessly unrelated numbers. Here at 5 + 2, we wanted to create bespoke pieces of sustainable jewellery for everyday casual, yet luxurious wear. High-end jewellery should not be reserved for special occasions or formal, black tie events such as dinners or weddings but also comfortable to wear in any occasion. As spontaneous as picking which clothes to wear for the day, our sustainable jewellery aims at complementing your style of clothing; whether that be your formal business attire during weekday office hours or something as simple as a white shirt and blue jeans for an informal party during the weekend. Weekdays and Weekends, or in other words, 5 + 2, envisions to bring you something for every occasion. Continuing this train of thought of everyday wear, the removal of the “+” from the equation is a direct reference to 52 weeks in a year.

五行 WǔXíng

Dualistically, 5 + 2 pays homage to a society deeply ingrained in rich, ancient Chinese culture. The number 5, pronounced as wǔ, is often associated with the five elements in Chinese philosophy. Regarded as the basis and foundation of our world, Feng Shui also exists as a subtle connotation to “every day”. The Five Phases or Elements in Chinese culture are Fire (火), Water (水), Wood (木), Metal (金), and Earth (土). This particular order of the elements is also synonymous as the “Days of the Week” sequence in Classical Chinese. The character 喜 or xǐ, which means joy and happiness can be compounded by 2 to create the character 囍, which means double happiness, blessings and unity. 5 + 2 and it’s respective collections of sustainable jewellery aims at bringing harmony and balance to one’s lifestyle, perpetuated by age-old traditions and customs of East Asia.

5 + 2, Weekdays and Weekends brings high quality, chic and affordable sustainable jewellery to the forefront of casual elegant. Imbedded with meaning and a sustainable purpose, we want you to wear our sustainable jewellery knowing that there is always something for every occasion.

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