From mountains to the seas, a world of fantasy is born. For centuries, animals have played an important role in Chinese folklore and history, often as cultural symbols and a recurring theme in religion, art and literature. In ancient times, the depiction of these animals evolved from one’s imagination which led to powerful dragons, a soaring phoenix, or even a combination of mythical creatures idealised for their beauty and power. As an example, Xuan Wu, a wondrous mix of snake and turtle, was revered as a powerful god with eternal life who inhabited the deep sea and controlled the elements. Inspired by this artistic tradition, ARTRIUM blends its own animals to create stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces that use high design and exquisite gemstones to tell their story. Together with meticulous craftsmanship that highlight their forms, movements, and colours, these fantastical creatures come to life.
Deep within the forest, a glimmer of mysterious fiery light beckons us to follow and discover its source of magic—Fantasia, a magnificent unicorn and the muse for ARTRIUM’s Fantastical Creatures collection. Perched atop a petrified wood base, this one-of-a-kind piece blends the exceptional craft and artistry of high jewellery with a creative vision that reaches far beyond our imagination. With a glistening coat of 24-carat gold, the stylised unicorn features various brushed surface textures, including one of “tangled silk,” and a strong chiseled profile appearing both regal and mystical all at once. At the crown, a stunning, naturally formed 106.94-carat fire opal glistens with iridescent colours and dozens of white diamonds. With its dramatic stature, the unicorn becomes not only a work of art, but a symbol of power, beauty, and myth that inspires the rest of the collection, giving birth to a whole new world of imaginary creatures.