Steeped in tradition, cumbersome pig necklaces continue to be hugely popular with Chinese brides who like to pair it with traditional dresses at their nuptials – such as this gold pig necklace displayed in a gold shop in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. Photo: Edward Wong Steeped in tradition, cumbersome pig necklaces continue to be hugely popular with Chinese brides who like to pair it with traditional dresses at their nuptials – such as this gold pig necklace displayed in a gold shop in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. Photo: Edward Wong
Steeped in tradition, cumbersome pig necklaces continue to be hugely popular with Chinese brides who like to pair it with traditional dresses at their nuptials – such as this gold pig necklace displayed in a gold shop in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. Photo: Edward Wong

Chinese weddings: Why do brides wear huge 24-karat golden pigs around their necks?

Contemporary aesthetic concepts of ‘minimalism’ and ‘simplicity’ are cast aside at traditional Chinese weddings, where brides are weighed down with up to 1kg of audacious, gleaming gold jewellery – including a chubby pig necklace

Topic |   Weddings
Steeped in tradition, cumbersome pig necklaces continue to be hugely popular with Chinese brides who like to pair it with traditional dresses at their nuptials – such as this gold pig necklace displayed in a gold shop in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. Photo: Edward Wong Steeped in tradition, cumbersome pig necklaces continue to be hugely popular with Chinese brides who like to pair it with traditional dresses at their nuptials – such as this gold pig necklace displayed in a gold shop in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. Photo: Edward Wong
Steeped in tradition, cumbersome pig necklaces continue to be hugely popular with Chinese brides who like to pair it with traditional dresses at their nuptials – such as this gold pig necklace displayed in a gold shop in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. Photo: Edward Wong
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