aUSTY LEE Art Jewellery (@austy_lee)

6 days ago

The legendary image of the qilin became associated with the image of the giraffe in the Ming dynasty.The identification of the qilin with giraffes began after Zheng He's voyage to East Africa (landing, among other places, in modern-day Somalia ). The Ming Dynasty bought giraffes from the Somali merchants along with zebras, incense, and various other exotic animals.Zheng He's fleet brought back two giraffes to Nanjing, and they were referred to as "qilins".The Emperor proclaimed the giraffes magical creatures, whose capture signaled the greatness of his power. . . 《 The Quilin and Phoenix earrings 鳳毛麟角 》 —- The Garden of Myth collection —- 18K White gold with Colombian Emeralds, Lapiz, Fancy Yellow diamonds and White diamonds. . . #aUSTYLEE #ArtJewellery #psychedelic #FineArt #art #jewellery #jewelry #joaillerie #FineJewellery #HighJewellery #HauteCouture #OneOfAKind #OneOfAKindJewellery #OneOfAKindJewelry #JewelleryDesigner #JewelryDesigner #JewelleryMaker #JewelryAddict #GoldSmith #designer #gouache #luxury #emerald #ruby #sapphire #jade #diamond #18K #gems #gemstonesjewelry

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