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Jewellery Gifts For The Tea Ceremony

Apr 01, 2020

Parents of the bride and groom typically choose to give the former gifts of jewellery during the Chinese wedding tea ceremony. Be it a pair of ear-rings, a necklace, a bracelet or perhaps an entire set of jewellery, the choices are aplenty when it comes to choosing the bejeweled items that will soon adorn the bride.

Tea ceremony
Photo courtesy of Cliff Choong Photography

Peranakan inspired designs of diamonds with white gold
Photo courtesy of La Putri

Parents will usually consider the following when purchasing gifts of jewellery :

  • The budget they have in mind.
  • The taste and preferences of the bride.
  • Perhaps get some input from the groom.
  • Maybe visit a jeweller with the bride to have a look-see.
  • A reputable jeweller.   

Burmese jadeite set in contemporary designs in rose and white gold
Photo courtesy of La Putri

Soft, flowing designs with glittering sapphires, tanzanites and diamonds in white gold
Photo courtesy of La Putri

A few tips :

  • Be sure to have the wedding photographer photograph these gifts.
  • For some, the cultural practice of ‘opening the gifts’ and then having the bride put them on is still practised today.
  • Keep a lookout for wedding jewellery workshops which you may attend. 

Firey citrine, yellow sapphires and fancy yellow diamonds
Photo courtesy of La Putri

 Preparing the tea
Photo courtesy of Cliff Choong Photography

Ready for the tea ceremony
Photo courtesy of Cliff Choong Photography

 

Tip : Visit La Putri to view their range of jewellery suited to weddings. Contact details here.