The wondrous creations of Hong Kong jewellery designers are making their way to red carpets and art exhibitions around the world. From dressing the stylish Michelle Obama and Beyoncé to designing for Hollywood films, these five jewellers are perhaps some of the world’s most sought-after and have found global fame. Dickson Yewn Fact or fiction? The truth about Prince Charles’ jewellery gifts on The Crown Renowned for his contemporary take on Chinese talismanic emblems, Dickson Yewn’s work is often described as wearable art. His namesake brand weaves contemporary aesthetics with tradition, drawing inspiration from Chinese imperial arts and crafts. Chinese floral imagery and papercutting are among the touches of imperial culture found in Yewn’s creations. The designer is also credited with bringing a youthful spin to jade and jadeite, a precious gem with royal roots that’s associated with auspiciousness and good fortune. Yewn likes to combine the green gem with diamonds and other precious stones. Among the most iconic of his designs are his square jadeite rings, a nod to the jade thumb rings worn by Qing dynasty noblemen as a symbol of their status and wealth. In 2011, then first lady Michelle Obama had an audience with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Winfield House, where she paired a jadeite ring from Yewn’s Chinese Lattice collection with a black off-shoulder evening gown. The green piece provided a much-needed burst of colour to Obama’s muted ensemble. Obama’s ‘vote’ necklace, and 3 other times women’s jewellery made a statement Michelle Ong Known for her elaborate one-off pieces, Michelle Ong has an eye for colour and a knack for assembling precious gems in a way that accentuates their beauty. Her brand, Carnet, which was founded in 1985, has an atelier in Landmark Prince’s Building in Hong Kong that doubles as a showroom for her intricate designs. Her creations have been internationally recognised, too, and most recently were on display at the coloured gems exhibition hosted by Van Cleef & Arpels’ L’Ecole School of Jewelry Arts in K11 Musea. Her work was also prominently featured in the 2006 film The Da Vinci Code : Ong was commissioned to create an ornate key for the blockbuster starring Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou. Dennis Chan Trending: STYLE’s low-down on high jewellery and watches Qeelin co-founder and designer Dennis Chan has found international, commercial and critical success. His brand was founded in 2004 based on Chan’s unique and playful interpretations of traditional Chinese jewellery . From elaborate bridal jewellery, like “dragon phoenix bangles”, to the adorable Bobo bear, a number of Chan’s designs have become icons of the brand. When Qeelin was first established, Chan enlisted the help of legendary actress Maggie Cheung as artistic director and the face of his ad campaigns. The iconic images of the actress wearing the now-famous Wulu pendant caught the attention of a global audience. In 2012, luxury conglomerate Kering acquired Qeelin, and the brand has since cemented its international status. Chan’s designs have found their way to the most glamorous red carpets: Gong Li has been spotted on several occasions wearing Chan’s design in Cannes, while Chinese supermodel Liu Wen walked the 2015 Met Gala red carpet wearing Wulu earrings. Anabela Chan An upcoming name in the international jewellery scene, Anabela Chan opened her first boutique in London in 2013 after spending seven years working with the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen. The young designer is a champion of ethical lab-grown gems, and her take on jewellery has caught the attention of Hollywood and music icons such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Scarlett Johansson. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Anabela Chan (@anabelachan) How did Princess Diana’s wedding ring end up on Kate Middleton’s finger? Wallace Chan While he may lack the celebrity association that others on this list enjoy, Wallace Chan is a big name in his own right. One of the most celebrated contemporary jewellery designers in the world, Chan was the first Asian to show his designs at Biennale de Paris. Chan is not only known for his use of themes and coloured gems; the designer finds inspiration in everything from Chinese folklore to his modest childhood, and is regarded as a pioneer in technological advancements. One of the first designers to use aluminium in high jewellery, the ever-inventive Chan has more recently created a ceramic-like material that can survive high drops and shock. He has also been known to create tools and techniques that enable him to work with gems in entirely new ways. He invented the Wallace Cut, for instance, where a gem is cut and hollowed from the inside to create a pattern or image. In 2019, the designer enlisted the help of devoted collectors of his jewellery to lend their pieces to his retrospective exhibition “Shape-Shifter: The Multiverse of Wallace Chan”. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .