Because the history of Chinese contemporary jewellery is recent compared to Europe’s Alina Z chose to study in the UK: “After being exposed to and learning about British culture, I started to explore my cultural identity. Chinese culture is very diverse, but with economic globalisation, the protection and inheritance of traditional culture have been greatly challenged. Jewellery can be worn as a personal or cultural identity card, especially for a person who lives abroad all year round. As movable objects, jewellery is endowed with personal cultural identity background, and narrative meaning. I will continue to learn about traditional Chinese culture and express my voice through contemporary jewellery”.