The headpiece from the Yun Yi Collection was created using a prototype developed from a gold inlaid with jewellery headpiece worn by the empress as part of the royal regalia. As a rare and gorgeous accessory in the Palace Museum Collection, its elegant design conveys auspicious blessings through rich symbolism. The dome-shaped headpiece measures 19 centimeters in diameter, and is composed of the outer and inner meshwork, each of which holds profound cultural meanings. The headpiece features the floral pattern, its edges are studded with rice pearls. The edges are formed by repetitive ruyi motifs and the simplified Chinese character for “ten thousand”, wishing the wearer may have all her heart’s desires. The outer meshwork is composed of eight equally delicate ruyi motifs, each of which comprises miniature floral ornaments – petals made of jade and tourmaline. The intricate pattern symbolizes the noblest blessings for the lucky wearer of the headpiece. The inner meshwork is connected with six bat motifs each constructed by a mosaic of jade and tourmaline pieces. The crown is decorated with pearls, a roseate red shoutao (peach-shaped) on both sides, translucent gemstones in red and green are juxtaposed with alluring pearls to create visual intrigue. They are further complemented by the mosaic featuring branches and leaves, showcasing the exquisite jewellery craftsmanship. Upon the invitation of the Palace Museum, this headpiece was exhibited at the 2014 Museums and Relevant Products and Technologies Expo in Xiamen.