Anna Hu channels music and art in a symphony of giving
When melodious music meets dazzling jewellery, alchemy happens. They become forms of art. And when they come together with benevolence, they lift the spirit and remain in the heart forever.
Jewellery uplifts the human spirit
“Jewellery touches the soul; it’s a work of art that can uplift and heal the spirit,” Anna Hu, the acclaimed classical musician-turned-jewellery-artist, once shared in an interview. So what is art? To Leo Tolstoy, art is a means to communicate emotion. Franz Joseph Haydn thinks art makes people feel happy. For Rabindranath Tagore, it represents eternity and immortality. And in Anna’s heart, art is a touching melody, a cultural exchange. It entrances like movements after movements of a poetic, bejewelled symphony.
From playing the cello to toying with gems, music and jewellery art have been an integral part of Anna’s life since childhood. She took to the cello to strengthen herself, while her fondest childhood memories came from having fun with gems in her father’s office. Whether as a cellist or a jewellery artist, she never forgets the spiritual richness and joy that they have brought her. It was perhaps due to this beautiful life course that Anna was able to instil a unique touch of warmth in the jewels she creates. Infused with her lovely thoughts, these gems become not just heirlooms that can be passed down from generation to generation but also a brilliant medium that brings hope to people.
A harmonious cultural exchange
Supporting the global ocean
Jewellery is usually considered ‘pricey’, but the benevolence that Anna has infused in her jewellery is ‘priceless’. In recent years, she has been committed to supporting different charities through jewellery art, using the art and beauty of jewellery to convey her care for the world and to heal the hearts of people. Take, the example, the Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean held in Monaco in October 2019. Hosted by Prince Albert II of Monaco and founder of the Monaco Foundation whom Anna met at the Monaco Red Cross Gala, the charitable event shined the spotlight on the protection of the global marine ecology. Upon learning about the meaningful initiatives of the Monaco Foundation, Anna specially created a one-of-a-kind ‘Leaping Koi Necklace’ with an aquamarine as the main stone and donated it for the charity auction.
Diamonds that care
In Anna’s eyes, jewellery are not just glamorous accessories or works of art to be displayed in museums. They are symbols of love and giving that will stay in people’s hearts for eternity.