Carol Besler | November 13, 2022
The designer’s extraordinarily intricate pieces finally have a permanent place to call home.
Haute jewelry designer Cindy Chao, known for her sculptural style and one-of-a-kind statement pieces, has until now presented her exclusive pieces only at international museums, art fairs, auctions or by appointment. This month, the artist is opening her first public space, a museum-like gallery in Taipei, Taiwan.
Chao, whose company name is Cindy Chao The Art Jewel, is the daughter of a sculptor who taught her the techniques and skills used in sculpting, which strongly shaped her style as a jewelry designer. Her work is also influenced by her grandfather, an architect who designed temples across Taiwan. Her designs are inspired by nature and rendered in incredible detail – with undulating petals, furled leaves and budding flowers – and typically set with thousands of gemstones.
Chao’s annual Black Label Masterpiece collection consists of one-of-a-kind pieces that are each named, numbered, and dated. Some of the current collection will be exhibited at the new gallery, including the Caribbean Summer brooch and the Spring Cardamom brooch. Both are typical of Chao’s style, with flowing, undulating lines and gemstones by the thousands.