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Forget LVMH, LFX is the new king on the block Just when Louis Vuitton is contracting, we have Lao Feng Xiang (LFX) expanding. Despite the sluggish domestic retail market, which moved the world’s largest luxury retailer to question how businesses can pay expensive rent without high-spending mainland tourists, China’s No. 1 gold jewelry shop is […]

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Love is in the air again …. but wait, it’s only August?   In the West, Valentine’s Day falls on February 14 of each year.  However, in Chinese culture, Qixi Festival or Chinese Valentine’s Day is held on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. This year, the date lands on August 28th. While many […]

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Celebrating a birthday this month?  Happy Birthday, from Lao Feng Xiang Jewelry.  Not a Leo or Virgo?  Finding the perfect birthday gift for August babies has always been a daunting job but the Jewelers of America and the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) have expanded your options by announcing a THIRD birthstone for August!  August […]

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With the prevalent payment options in this growing cashless, mobile-first market, Lao Feng Xiang Canada is excited to announce that we now support WeChat and AliPay!   What is WeChat Pay?  Originally a messaging app, much like WhatsApp, WeChat has evolved into a social network and work communication tool – among many other things. Its […]

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XIAO XU VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail (includes correction) A pair of widely used Chinese mobile-payment systems have launched in Vancouver and Toronto, allowing users to pay for purchases using their home currency. Toronto-based OTT Financial Inc. is working with Chinese Internet giants Tencent and Alibaba to introduce their mobile-payment infrastructure in Canada. The two apps, […]

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CHINESE WEDDING GIFTS AND THEIR MEANINGS An envelope has arrived by mail, you open it and it is an invitation to a special friend’s wedding – a traditional Chinese wedding.  For many who are not familiar with Chinese traditions, a wedding is more than just a union of two hearts. Every detail is planned and […]

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China’s Oldest Jewellery Company: Lao Feng Xiang Founded in 1848, the brand has a reputation for quality craftsmanship, particularly in fashioning gold and silver filigree. Located in Vancouver’s ‘Luxury Zone,’ Shanghai-based jeweller Lao Feng Xiang is China’s oldest jewellery company. The Masters Five generations of master craftsmen are Lao Feng Xiang’s backbone—the keepers of its rich history and tradition. […]

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Pearls are the only gemstones made by living animals!  Every pearl is unique, no two are alike and all have some imperfections….kind of like us!  But what exactly is a pearl? How is it formed and where do they come from? Oysters or mollusks make a pearl when something like a tiny rock or grain […]

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He’s proposed…..or about to.  How do you ensure he will choose the right ring for YOU? For many, many years women were given the element of surprise, in both the time he popped the question and the ring design.  Whether it was that very special heirloom ring, once worn by a great grandmother, or maybe […]

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WESTERN WEDDINGS CHINESE WEDDINGS The Western bride traditionally wears a white dress for the complete ceremony and dinner. She may change into a more comfortable evening gown for the reception and dancing.  Wearing white for wedding is believed to have started with the marriage of Queen Victoria in the 1840’s. Chinese brides will wear red […]

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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT CHINESE NEW YEAR! Did you know? …. Chinese New Year is the WORLD’S largest human migration! It is estimated there are 3.5 billion journeys made in China, that’s 200 million people moving to get to their destinations 3 days before the New Year and 8 days after! The BIGGEST fireworks usage in the world happens on […]

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THE LEGEND OF CHINESE NEW YEAR According to ancient folklore, Chinese New Year started as the result of a ferocious monster named “Nian”.  With it’s razor sharp teeth and deadly horns, this dragon-like beast was feared by all villagers. Once a year at the end of the Lunar New Year, Nian would descend on the […]

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Buying pure 24K gold is a tradition, one that is more than a gift.  By giving gold you are wishing good luck and prosperity for the New Year.  The Chinese believe buying pure gold represents an investment, purchasing something stable in value. The demand for gold increases greatly a few weeks before the Lunar New […]

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What Kind of Rooster are You? Different years represent different types of Roosters and personality traits. Let’s take a look… 1945, 2005 Wood Rooster Energetic, tender, over-confident and a bit unstable 1957, 2017 Fire Rooster Responsible at work, always on time, trustworthy 1909, 1969 Earth Rooster Lovely, trustworthy, generous and popular with their friends 1921, […]

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From the earliest times in China, jade was valued as the most precious material above gold, silver or any other stone.  There are two types of Jade – Jadeite & Nephrite.  There is only one type of Jadeite, while there are many kinds of nephrite, including the famous BC Jade. Modern Chinese people love jadeite. […]

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An editorial by Helen Siwak from Blush Vancouver: Alberni Street’s notorious Luxury Zone was abuzz with the news that Chinese jeweller Lao Feng Xiang had chosen it’s Vancouver location to showcase their rare Imperial Jade treasures. These exquisite pieces had never before been seen outside of Mainland China and ranged in price from $300,000 for a pendant to a bracelet for $24,640,000. For […]

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Nephrite & Jadeite, BC Jade & Chinese Jade, Just what are the differences???        Before we begin comparisons, let’s find out what Jade really is.  Jade is actually two separate gems, Nephrite and Jadeite….. The name Jade had always applied to nephrite that is until the high quality Jadeite was brought into China approximately 200 years […]

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TANZANITE When we look back in history to learn about myths and lore of a gemstone, usually we can quote ancient Egyptians or Romans…..well not with Tanzanite. The Discovery It all began with a lightning strike and grass fire…..In 1967 a prospector had heard of beautiful sapphires being discovered in northeastern Tanzania.  While searching, he […]

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Lao Feng Xiang chooses New Town Plaza, one of the busiest shopping malls in Hong Kong to open its 6th store, making this their 9th branch operating overseas.  Located at 25A & 25B on the 3rd floor, LFX Jewelry is joining their counterparts in making a positive contribution to the prosperity of the jewelry market […]

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Tourmaline Lore Tourmaline is a gemstone believed to increase flexibility, happiness, hope, objectivity, compassion and serenity….and if that’s not enough, it also enhances tolerance and understanding. Well October babies, you have one very special birthstone!  Tourmaline is found in an array of colors and hues, if blue is your preference there is a hue for […]

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