An annual festival steeped in tradition, the Lunar New Year celebrates the beginning of a new year from the first new moon in the lunar cycle. Traditionally celebrated in China and other Asian countries, the Lunar New Year is marked by one of the twelve zodiac animals, and 2024 is the Year of the Dragon.
The Dragon Zodiac
Powerful and headstrong, the dragon is the only fictitious creature in the zodiac and is deep-rooted in Chinese folklore. Known to be great leaders and highly intelligent, people born in 1940, 1952,1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, and 2024 can claim the dragon as their zodiac animal. A symbol of strength, the dragon can inspire us to face the new year with our heads held high. So, in true Kiki McDonough spirit, we’re turning to our colourful jewellery, in particular the gemstone that encapsulates the fiery essence of the dragon, Fire Opal.
Fire Opal: A Fiery Tribute to the Year of the Dragon
The stone of passion and inner peace, fire opal is a blazing red that represents the energy and intensity of fire itself. Not only does this gem reflect the fire that bursts from a dragon’s mouth, but red is also an important colour in the celebration of the Lunar New Year and symbolises prosperity, luck, and celebration in Chinese culture. Our statement Bubbles Fire Opal and Diamond Earrings are inspired by the act of celebration, and the red-hued fire opal gems and gold earrings will see you into the Lunar New Year with good fortune.
Or, if you are after a subtle hint of this fiery gem, our Apollo Sun Fire Opal and Diamond Pendant makes a beautiful necklace and can be layered with other pieces or worn on its own.
Citrine: A Golden Touch of Prosperity
A gemstone thought to attract wealth and success, golden Citrine is another gem that reflects the spirit of the Lunar New Year. With friends and family coming together to wish for a prosperous and happy year, golden-hued Citrine will act as a talisman, and gold is a lucky colour for those born in the Year of the Dragon. Pair our Candy Citrine and Diamond Pendant with our Kiki Classics Citrine Ripple Ring for an elegant jewellery set which will invite an abundance of positive energy and look spectacular whilst doing so.
Find your fire this Lunar New Year with the spirit of the dragon. Explore our gemstone and diamond jewellery, and see in the Lunar New Year with rich, vibrant colour.