A RETURN TO ROOTS
A congratulatory gift, an heirloom, an investment worthy set – no matter how it’s perceived in the eyes of the modern to-be-wed couples, Si Dian Jin remains an essential tradition in today’s Chinese wedding culture. Si Dian Jin originally carries a figurative meaning of a promise to provide a roof for the bride, taken from its name which literally translates into “four points of gold” (the four corners of a traditional rooftop).
A NEO TRADITIONAL TAKE
Receiving a Si Dian Jin set is akin to receiving acceptance and assurance that life, after marriage, will be well taken care of. In today’s context, the gifting of Si Dian Jin usually takes place during the betrothal (过大礼) or tea (敬茶) ceremony, a soft declaration that the marriage is blessed by parents, and the bride is gloriously married off.
999 PURE GOLD SI DIAN JIN
Diamonds, Gemstones and 916 Gold are available options for Si Dian Jin and are increasingly in the spotlight for their “everyday jewellery” appearance. Yet, 999 Pure Gold is still preferred, not just for its monetary value, but as emblem of the parents’ purest blessings and choice to gift only the best to their beloved child.
MODERN SI DIAN JIN
A typical Si Dian Jin set comprises a necklace, bracelet/bangle, ring and a pair of earrings. Each piece has a story to tell. Necklace (项链) – represents everlasting union and happiness (紧紧相连，幸福美满) Bracelet/Bangle (手镯) – represents working hand-in-hand in marriage (執子之手，与子偕老） Earrings (耳环) – represents the harmony of two families（两家缔结为一, 皆大欢喜） Ring (戒指) – represents steadfastness and good management of the household（坚信不宜，宜室宜家)
SHOP MODERN & TRADITIONAL SI DIAN JIN JEWELLERY IN SINGAPORE
Si Dian Jin is a set of gold wedding jewellery comprising a necklace, ring, bangle and earrings. Each carries meaningful symbolism toward marriage in Teochew, Cantonese and Hokkien culture, making it an ideal betrothal gift to a bride by the groom’s mother. Teochew families often present brides with all four jewellery items, while Cantonese and Hokkien families go for single or two-piece sets.
To keep ahead with the times and enable such a traditional custom to remain strong in today’s contemporary world, Soo Kee Jewellery – or SK Jewellery crafts modern Si Dian Jin designs made of 999 Pure Gold.
Whether you’re looking for a ring crafted with the auspicious lily to bless a couple with a long marriage or a dragon and phoenix necklace to signify success, prosperity and fertility, both brides and families can put together a unique and memorable piece of Si Dian Jin jewellery set that marries contemporary trends and the blessings of heritage.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SI DIAN JIN
The groom’s family typically presents the Si Dian Jin set to the bride on an auspicious date 2 to 4 weeks prior to the wedding. The gifting ceremony takes place at the bride’s house during a tea ceremony. For brides who want to learn more about Si Dian Jin, our blog offers a complete guide. Since contemporary times, brides-to-be shop together with their future mothers-in-law to pick their ideal set, understanding the tradition helps to facilitate the choice of jewellery while balancing with aesthetic preferences. Our experts at every SK Jewellery store in Singapore will also be there to support you should you have any questions.
If you’re looking for 999 Pure Gold Si Dian Jin jewellery that are both traditional and contemporary, you can put together a set at SK Jewellery. Prices vary depending on the weight of the gold and intricacy of design you choose. Since gold offers both a social and practical value, investing in a good set can bode well for the couple and their families in the long run. At SK Jewellery, our gold collection, spanning wedding bands and gold bracelets, is designed to stand the test of time while offering meaningful symbolism of a parent-child relationship underpinned by blessings and love.
You are advised to visit any of our SK Jewellery stores in Singapore to buy Si Dian Jin jewellery. Since these ornaments are of high value, viewing and purchasing the jewellery in person ensures both preference match and consumer safety.