Dickson Yewn is proving that jewellery design doesn't always have to be about grandiose and opulent subjects. The Chinese-culture-inspired creative director of Life of Circle opened a new shop at the Lee Gardens on Tuesday afternoon and, at the same time, introduced two new, unusual collections of accessories. One is a set of pendants and earrings based on seasonal snacks like peanuts and melon seeds. The concept, though, has nothing to do with Chinese symbolism or meaning, Yewn just thinks these shapes are, well, hot. 'I think both peanut and melon seeds are sexy,' Yewn says. 'In Chinese, we praise a woman who has a beautifully shaped face as having a melon-seed face. And to those with a perfect 36-24-36 figure, we say it's a peanut-shaped body.' The other collection is also an exploration of the connection between food and human attraction. The dim-sum-inspired set of stylish jewellery called Yum Cha resembles teapots, spoons and chopsticks, with expensive pearls and diamonds added. Next, Yewn wants to turn Chinese tea cups into wedding rings. 'In Putonghua, there is a double meaning for yi bei zi. It can mean a cup and it can also mean eternity - which is quite auspicious for a wedding.