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Lifestyle Asia speaks with 5 + 2 about Sustainable Jewellery

Lifestyle Asia speaks with 5 + 2 about Sustainable Jewellery

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On the latest digital issue of Lifestyle Asia, 5 + 2's founder was interviewed by feature editor Sandra Kwong. Below is an excerpt of the interview:

As Carrie Bradshaw once said, “I like my money right where I can see it.”

This was the philosophy that sparked Nicholas Chow’s venture into creating his own jewellery line: 5 + 2 / Weekdays and Weekends. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Chow travelled to Switzerland for university where he studied luxury brand management. There, he had the opportunity to visit and work with brands such as Voutilainen and Audemars Piguet, getting a front-seat understanding of the brands’ craftsmanship and heritage.

“Many people have questioned the ‘value’ of lab-grown gemstones compared to natural stones,” Chow shares. “In my opinion, if we’re talking about investing in a piece of gemstone and hoping the price would go up in the future, only very few gemstones would qualify. Most ‘typical’ natural diamonds aren’t worth much unless the diamond is exceedingly unique or remarkable. In reality, the value of most jewellery purchased nowadays are based on its emotional significance rather than its intrinsic, material value.”

With 5 + 2 / Weekdays and Weekends, Chow hopes to be able to empower customers to exercise their own creativity. You’ll be able to choose your own carat, colour, clarity and cut from the more standard designs to more intricate ones such as Rose, old European or portrait.

-As written by Sandra Kwong, Feature Editor at Lifestyle Asia

Read the full article at "27 Questions: Nicholas Chow, founder of 5 + 2 / Weekdays and Weekends sustainable jewellery".

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