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Never underestimate the power or beauty of a dragon. While dragons are often depicted as wrathful creatures in the Western world, in Chinese culture, they possess a more nuanced reputation. Known for breathing clouds rather than fire, Chinese dragons embody strength and good luck rather than fear. In short, they exude exceptional majesty and, through our editorial lens, are the epitome of chic.
Leading designers, from Christofle to Harry Winston, have embraced the Year of the Dragon to create some truly extraordinary pieces. The Year of the Dragon occurs once every 12 years, corresponding to the dozen animals in the Chinese zodiac cycle. Although we appreciate the symbolism of the other zodiac animals, the dragon stands out as uniquely fierce, beautiful and lucky. Explore our selection of the best Year of the Dragon interpretations below.
Dragon Zheng Lu
Christofle collaborated with Chinese sculptor Zheng Lu to create a work of art that is truly a conversation piece. Combining tradition with innovation, this fluid interpretation of a dragon celebrates the unique characteristics of the majestic creature.
Year of the Dragon Lip Chic
We're all about making a colorful statement, whether in your home or with your makeup. The bright and sophisticated "red juniper" color in a luxurious, hydrating lip formula is bold and beautiful. The packaging, featuring the majestic dragon, simply elevates the already-stellar product.
Ceramic Dragon Necklace
Looking for an everyday jewelry piece to add to your collection? Add a dragon detail to your dressing routine. With diamonds and a dragon surrounded by stars, you'll love how chic this piece makes any outfit feel.
Scagliola Painting Dragon with Flowers and Insects
Handcrafted, colorful and unique—we cannot stop thinking about this scagliola dragon painting. Hang this piece on the wall of your entryway or a cozy nook and bring your walls to life.
Jonathan Adler's unique take on the dragon transforms the creature into an monochromatic masterpiece that would thrive in a more contemporary space.
Dragon Print Silk Foulard
Crafted in Italy, everything about this Ferragamo silk scarf speaks to luxury and indulgence. Details like the moon, lotus and camellias make for a more feminine setting around the masculine energy of the dragon.
Lunar New Year 2024 Fire Dragon Clutch Bag
In her signature sparkling style, Judith Leiber's dazzling clutch tells the story of the dragon in a whimsical way. This colorful evening bag is the ideal accessory for an elegant gown and makes a statement on any occasion. Leiber also created a sparkly fan-shaped clutch emblazoned with a dragon and a large tassel for an instant conversation piece, if that's more your style.
Year of the Dragon Gift Set
The thoughtfully chosen set, featuring a candle and porcelain sculpture, intentionally uses red and gold to embrace the traditional colors associated with the Lunar New Year.
Bohemian Dragon Brooch
Pulling away from the Chinese interpretations of the dragon, this Renaissance-inspired brooch would add plenty of personality to a blazer or other ensemble.
Year of the Dragon Bento Candy Box
What's a celebration without some delectable treats? Sugarfina's elevated candy selections are a fun way to ring in this new year.
Passionate Dragon Carpet
Bold and beautiful, this hand knotted rug is a unique addition to your home decor. Embracing the flexible nature of the dragon, this creative design will be the focal point of any room.
Harry Winston Chinese New Year Automatic 36mm
Only time will reveal what the new year holds, but Harry Winston hopes it ushers in the good fortune that the dragon symbolizes. Sparkling and elegant, mother-of-pearl clouds and diamonds make this collectable timepiece highly sought after.
Ming Dragon Black Tea Service
A rare piece of Meissen porcelain, this beautiful tea service collection deserves a space in your china closet. The incredible details and the bold design has allowed for the Ming collection to be a longtime favorite in the porcelain company's offerings.
Tianlong Dragon Sculpture
Lalique celebrates the Year of the Dragon with a collection of crystal figurines that speak to this special creature. Embracing luck and other qualities attributed to the dragon like courage and ambition, these beautiful sculptures will become an instant heirloom.
Chinese Dragon Wallpaper
Brunschwig & Fils luxury wallpaper decorated with a daring dragon is a playful design that would be perfect for a powder room, entryway or other small space in your home. Offered in a variety of colorways, add this fun wallpaper as a surprising accent. Plus, it may bring you luck well after this year.
Dragon of Buccellati
This small but mighty dragon is beautifully made with palladium-plated sterling silver. This piece is a wonderful gift to give to a little one born during this lunar year as a keepsake that will be treasured by the family for years to come.
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