Inspired by the pressing issue of melting icebergs in Antarctica and its effect on the wildlife living in the area, the Tears collection took inspiration from nature, architecture, and Chinese calligraphy to create a series of minimalist yet metaphorical designs.
The Tears of Hope Bangle won the Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Award in 2020 in the sustainability category. This meaningful design inspired Edward to develop a collection that is dedicated to the global warming issue. Many designs from the collection capture small and melting details from our nature. For example, the Dew Ring is inspired by a drop of morning dew that got stuck between branches; the Tears Ring depicts the moment when ice turning into the water. The shape and structure of the designs took references from the antarctic animals' skeleton, Parametricism architectures and Chinese calligraphy. Edward poetically created a series of designs in futuristic forms and embedded them with heartfelt and tearing messages through the clever selection of materials and gemstones.
- Inspiration. Drawing from the natural world, architectural forms, and Chinese calligraphy, these pieces reflect a thoughtful response to global warming and environmental changes.
- Awards. The Tears of Hope Bangle was honoured with the Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Award in 2020, underlining its significance and innovative approach to sustainability.
- Design Philosophy. The collection features designs that capture the essence of melting natural elements, such as the Dew Ring's representation of morning dew caught between branches, and the Tears Ring's depiction of ice transforming into water.
- Cultural Fusion. Shapes and structures in the collection are influenced by the skeletons of Antarctic animals, Parametricism in architecture, and the fluidity of Chinese calligraphy, offering a unique blend of influences.
- Sustainability. Committed to ethical practices, these designs are crafted from Fairtrade or recycled precious metals, available in 14K and 18K gold, and plain metal variants.
- Inclusivity. Edward Xu designs jewellery that transcends gender boundaries, intended for enjoyment by all individuals.
The Dew Ring is a minimalist classic, and it captures the delicate moment when the morning dew got stuck between branches. This design is made with Fairtrade or recycled precious metal, and it is also available in 14K and 18K gold, and in plain metal versions. Our jewellery is designed to be gender non-binary and enjoyed by everyone.
All the pieces from EDXÚ are made with Fairtrade or recycled precious metal, and each piece of gemstone is set by hand in our London workshop. In order to stop stock wastage and better protect our environment, all the stone settings and platings are done after the orders are placed. All the designs also come in 14k or 18k gold made-to-order versions. Our jewellery is designed to be gender non-binary and enjoyed by everyone.
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EDXU’s Return Policy
We are happy to arrange an exchange or full refund within 14 days. In order for the return to be successful, the product should be in perfect condition and in its original packaging. You have a further 14 days from when authorised to physically send back the return.
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EDXÚ is a London-based, independent fine jewellery brand that focuses on handcrafting architectural and mindful jewellery. Award-winning designer Edward Xú started his namesake brand Following the dream of creating resonating jewellery designs and inspiring others to a sustainable jewellery life cycle. The brand is loved and celebrated by The Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council, UK Jewellery Awards and The Goldsmiths' Centre and many more.
JEWELLERY DESIGNER/ FOUNDER
Edward is a multi-awards-winning jewellery designer who has been awarded by the Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council for his designs in 2019, 2020 and 2021. UK Jewellery Awards nominate Edward as the finalist for the Emerging Jewellery Designer of the Year 2022. He is also a selected designer for the Spotlighting exhibition by the Goldsmith Centre. Edward's unique perspective of beauty and broad knowledge of jewellery and gemstones set him apart from the other jewellery designers.