Chinese architecture remained remarkably constant throughout the history of the country. The same materials and structures were employed throughout the centuries. Chinese buildings used bright colors: vermillion for pillars, yellow for glazed roof and tiles, green for decorative parts such as the brackets under the eaves.
Chinese architecture is a great inspiration for the QUIYEE philosophy and the design of the jewelry, one of the main characteristics in Chinese architecture being bilateral symmetry.
The harmony and balance in design portrayed by the architecture In China elevates the whole significance behind our jewelry.
Indeed, Chinese architecture is characterized by various features such as bilateral symmetry, use of enclosed open spaces, the incorporation of ideas related to feng shui (e.g., directional hierarchies), and an allusion to various symbolic elements.
Symmetrical balance is another essential principle of aesthetics. The symmetrical composition or shape, and the center axis appearing to have the same weight refers the connotation of balance.
In a sense, the Chinese architecture also reflects the culture, style of Chinese architecture is rich and varied (temples, imperial palaces, houses etc.) – reflecting the harmonious unity of human with nature.
The main reasons QUIYEE chooses the design of Chinese architecture as inspiration was not only to have a pleasing aesthetic, symmetrical looking jewelry; she also wanted to incorporate the idea of harmony and good luck in her pieces, making them even more precious and special.