Why you will love these Si Dian Jin sets from Poh Heng Jewellery

Modern, wearable designs made from fine materials and infused with significant meanings, Poh Heng’s bridal sets will look lovely with any modern bride’s wedding ensemble.

Felicia Tan
Her World Brides
Jul 1, 2015

We spoke to Charlene Chng, Poh Heng Jewellery’s Merchandiser, and gleaned tips on choosing Si Dian Jin, and more. From dragon motifs to twists and eternity knots, here’s the lowdown on what these designs mean for newly weds.

1. What makes Poh Heng’s Si Dian Jin so popular with couples?

They are versatile; they are grand enough to be worn with a bride’s kua or wedding gown, as well as modern enough to be worn individually after the wedding.

Our Lover’s Knot collection features modern motifs that carry a wealth of meaning. Representing life’s twists and turns, the knot serves as a reminder of a couple’s life together. The Chinese expression for knot also stands for unity, and marriage in the language, and is used to express the wedding vows of being there for one another.

If not, there is the Eternal Globes of Love collection. The intertwined globes in 22k yellow and white gold comes with a stylish matte finish, which doesn’t overwhelm the bride on her wedding day, as well as after.

We are also able to customise Si Dian Jin collections should brides request to have theirs in white gold if they prefer.

2. The dragon and phoenix motif is traditional with Si Dian Jin, what other motifs are traditional yet stylish enough to be worn after the wedding?

Despite modern preferences, symbols are still very much a part it, as they are believed to connote good luck and fortune. Besides the dragon and phoenix motifs, which symbolize the couple as a match made in heaven, modern brides can also consider sleek, circular shapes, which represents a lifelong union.

3. Si Dian Jin is a Teochew tradition; if the groom or bride isn’t part of the dialect, will she still need to have Si Dian Jin?

This really depends on the couple. While it originated from the Teochews, today, it is generally meant to symbolize acceptance and love, and a custom practiced by modern Singaporean Chinese families regardless of their dialect group.

4. Any tips when it comes to shopping for gold jewellery?

a. Make sure both families are agreeable with the design by consulting one another.

b. Agree on the budget before purchasing. Both families should be comfortable with the amount.

c. Get a set you like and will wear after. Don’t rush into choosing one, or don’t feel pressured into choosing one that’s traditional just to please your elders.

d. For the real deal, look out for the Lion Head symbol on each piece; the symbol means the gold has been tested and guaranteed by the Singapore Assay Office (SAO) and independent testing and certification facility.

Separately, we asked Pamela Seow, Poh Heng’s Marketing and Communications Manager, to take us through the lovely pieces in the store.

For a quick backgrounder on the origins of Si Dian Jin and more, please refer to this article