BEIJING — Jewel artisan Cindy Chao has marked a major milestone for her brand by opening her first stand-alone gallery and boutique in an exclusive shopping arcade here.
The moment caps off an exciting month for the young designer, coming within weeks of her 2009 Royal Butterfly — a 2,328-gem creation featuring sapphires, rubies and diamonds weighing 77 carats — being inducted into the Smithsonian’s Hall of Gems, making her the first Taiwanese designer featured there.
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