If you’re reading this, chances are you’re planning for your big day! Aside from picking the perfect white dress and scouting for Insta-perfect venues, considering customary wedding traditions can also be stressful for the modern bride today. The si dian jin (四点金)gifting ceremony is a symbolic custom that is still practised, although more affordable gold jewellery designs and modern si dian jin sets are available today.
To help you (and your husband-to-be) out, we’ve put together a complete guide to si dian jin in Singapore. From how much a si dian jin set costs and modern si dian jin designs to where to buy si dian jin in Singapore, read on for more ideas!
What is si dian jin?
Si dian jin (四点金) literally translates into ‘four pieces of gold’ and is gifted by the groom’s mother to the bride during the Guo Da Li (过大礼), or Chinese betrothal ceremony. This ceremony is conducted around 15 to 20 days before the actual wedding day and usually takes place at the bride’s home.
Why four pieces of gold jewellery? Gold is considered auspicious, and the Jin (金) character also resembles the 4-point curved sloping rooftops of olden houses in China. The four pieces of gold jewellery — a necklace, a pair of earrings, a bangle or bracelet and a ring — signifies that the new bride will always have a roof over her head and that she will be well taken care of. Mothers-in-law (MILs) can either choose to buy a new si dian jin set for their daughters-in-law or pass down family heirloom pieces.
What do traditional si dian jin jewellery designs symbolise?
Motifs like the pig, phoenix or flowers are often found on traditional si dian jin jewellery pieces. Pig represents fertility and abundance. Dragon and phoenix designs signify a balanced harmony between the couple, while flower motifs represent the bride’s elegance as well as an abundance of joy for the to-be-weds.
While some brides might prefer traditional pieces, there are also modern si dian jin designs these days for brides who want to continue observing this custom but also have a trendy piece of gold jewellery to wear daily. Drop hints (nicely, of course) to your fiance about the fine jewellery designs you’d like for your si dian jin gift in Singapore so he can guide his mum to buying something you’d like too!
How much does si dian jin cost?
Si dian jin prices in Singapore can range from upwards of $700 to as much as a few thousand dollars, depending on the design and type of gold used. If you’re looking for where to buy affordable si dian jin sets, check out our shortlist of places such as Lee Hwa, Goldheart and SK Jewellery for stylish si dian jin sets priced comfortably below $1,500. Psst, if you’re open to the idea of rose gold-plated jewellery for your si dian jin set in Singapore, check out our bonus feature at the end of the article!
Where to buy affordable si dian jin in Singapore
1. Lee Hwa Jewellery
Si dian jin price: $1,392
If you’re a bride that’s looking for exquisite yet contemporary jewellery designs, then Lee Hwa Jewellery is the store to consider. They offer some lovely and affordable pieces of gold jewellery in Singapore.
The Ariana 14K Rose Gold Pendant with Pearl and Diamond (available on Lee Hwa Jewellery) is created from 14K gold with a stunning freshwater pearl. This drop down necklace with pearl is a showstopper. It’s definitely a modern si dian jin piece that you can wear with your wedding dress — we reckon this looks good on a sweetheart neckline. It’ll also earn brownie points from your mother-in-law too! While the pendant can hold its own, the earrings, bracelet and ring are equally lovely. The simple but striking 18K White Gold Earrings with Diamond (available on Lee Hwa Jewellery) is one to pull out for.
For a twist on traditional gold rings, slip on the Passion 14K White Gold Bangle with Malachite and Diamond (available on Lee Hwa Jewellery). Malachite is a stone that absorbs negative energy and leaves you at peace. We also adore its unique cuff-like design, making it a fuss-free accessory to wear for any girl boss out there. Complete the set with the Megan 14K Rose Gold Ring with Diamond (available on Lee Hwa Jewellery). It may not look particularly interesting at first glance but it’s studded with several diamonds, subtle enough for the modern bride.
2. SK Jewellery
Si dian jin price: $1,046
Wondering where to buy si dian jin? Find some of the best-looking gold pieces in Singapore from SK Jewellery Official Store. 999 pure gold is the best grade of gold that’s readily available, and the price of SK Jewellery’s 999 pure gold range is one of the more affordable rates around.
The Prosperity Rattle Drum 999 Pure Gold Pendant (available on SK Jewellery Official Store) is engraved with the character ‘Fu’. It represents good fortune and luck and is the necklace to wear to welcome the new chapter of your life. Pair it with these gorgeous Swan Heart Diamond Earrings and Marigold Love Struck 999 Pure Gold Ring (both available on SK Jewellery Official Store) for a classy feel without compromising on the striking beauty of these pieces. But the star of the show here has got to be this beautiful 999 Pure Gold Jin Qian Rose Quartz Bracelet (available on SK Jewellery Official Store). It features a 999 gold charm inspired by traditional Chinese gold coins (金钱) and is strung together with 20 translucent rose quartz beads. Rose quartz also promotes unconditional love and peace, so you know this is one piece that’s lucky to have on.
Si dian jin price: $1,429
Goldheart 四点金 prices are more affordable than you might think and the brand also offers that spark of individuality for your si dian jin sets in Singapore!
Don’t want anything too gaudy? This classic 999 Gold Necklace (available on Goldheart Singapore Official Store) intertwined with two ellipse-like shapes will win you over for sure. It’ll sit pretty on your neck paired with this MODE Gold 916 Gold Earrings (available on Goldheart Singapore Official Store) with a cute crown design.
As for your ring, reach for something unique like this 14K White Gold Diamond & Pink Sapphire Ring (available on Goldheart Singapore Official Store) — studded with gorgeous diamonds and pink sapphires. This two-toned ring will surely hold its own amidst traditional jewellery designs. But of course, minimalist brides will love this Mode Gold 916 Bracelet (available on Goldheart Singapore Official Store). With dainty heart designs and a thin chain, this bracelet will blend with your everyday wear.
Si dian jin price: $1,489
Looking for a modern si dian jin set that strikes a balance between symbolic pieces yet contemporary designs? Meet your jewellery needs from Citigems from Maxi-Cash Singapore Official Store. These are also affordable gold jewellery pieces in Singapore and feature designs you won’t mind wearing even after your wedding.
We couldn’t take our eyes off this mesmerising Round Jadeite Pendant (available on Maxi-Cash Singapore Official Store). The colour green signifies balance, wealth, fertility (ahem!) luck and harmony. It doesn’t hurt that this will also rock with a crisp blouse or shirt. But the symbolism doesn’t just stop there. Clasp on this Oriental Bloom Clover Bracelet and Angel Trumpet Flower Ring (both available on Maxi-Cash Singapore Official Store) — flowers signify jubilation and wealth. These 916 Butterfly Earrings (available on Maxi-Cash Singapore Official Store) only add to the wedding theme as butterflies signify a blissful union for the married couple.
Si dian jin price: $776
Where to buy an all-gold si dian jin jewellery set in Singapore? Slide this gorgeous jewellery set from MoneyMax to your mother-in-law. She’ll be impressed with all the gold pieces while you’ll love the modern designs!
This Love Gold Princess Full of Love Pendant (available on MoneyMax Jewellery Official Store) is the perfect statement jewellery even with a crisp white shirt and relaxed trousers! Boho brides will love the Love Gold Blessings Fortune Coin Ring — a chain ring available in several sizes to fit all. A believer of symbolism? Wear the K Gold 18K Modern Clover Earrings for a dose of luck or slip on the Love Gold Charms Sweet Pink String of Fortune Charm (both available on MoneyMax Jewellery Official Store) for a splash of pink and good fortune!
6. Poh Heng
Si dian jin price: $1,100
Mix and match your si dian jin jewellery in Singapore white gold or traditional gold pieces. This White Gold Cherry Pendant (available on Poh Heng Jewellery) will sit beautifully with both formal outfits and casual dresses. Pop on White Gold Ribbon Earrings (available on Poh Heng Jewellery) and you can set off for the day. For other days, slip on this Freestyle Infinity Bracelet and cool Freestyle Stripe Ring (both available on Poh Heng Jewellery) for a more chic look — we bet no one would be able to guess these pieces were part of your Si Dian jewellery set in Singapore!
BONUS: Her Jewellery
Si dian jin price: $109.80
While most si dian jin sets fall in the price range of $1k to $2k due to the pieces being made from solid gold, this particular rose gold-plated jewellery set from Her Jewellery Official Store is a mere fraction of that price at just over $100. Plated jewellery is commonly known as an inexpensive option, as the base materials (metal and thin gold layering) are considerably cheaper compared to solid gold. If you’re not one to pick on such details, nudge your husband-to-be and save his wallet with this no-less-beautiful si dian jin set.
The chain and pendant of this sweetheart pendant rose gold necklace (available on Her Jewellery Official Store) is plated with 18K rose gold, hypoallergenic, and adorned with a stunning Swarovski crystal in the middle. Match it with the pair of Lowe Solitaire Earrings (available on Her Jewellery Official Store) — quality brass earrings with 18K rose gold plating. Who can say no to more bling? The brand’s Imperial Ring and Circle Tennis Bangle (both available on Her Jewellery Official Store) are bound to make you the star of the show — as every bride rightly should be. The stunning bangle is also embellished with 23 pieces of sparkling crystals while the ring comes in a variety of sizes for a perfect fit.
Pick a si dian jin set in Singapore that speaks to you
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