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Bras made of precious metals and gems
by Cynthia Loh

There is not one stitch on these bras. Instead, they were handcrafted in solid gold and platinum and embellished with precious gems such as South African diamonds, Thai rubies and Sri Lankan sapphires.

These exquisite, handcrafted bras were designed and created by lingerie brand Aimer and have been inspired by traditional Chinese art and are worth approximately S$2.2million.

The collection was crafted by China’s jewellery master Mr Zhou Ning Xin. Recognised internationally for the excellence of his craft, Mr Zhou spent more than 4000 hours in crafting and constructing the four masterpieces.

Inspired by lace, the “Gold Brassiere” is made up of more than 300g gold and 20 Sri Lankan sapphires. It applies gold forging technology to reflect the elegant and romantic feelings of lace by the metal waving method.

The “Platinum Diamond Brassiere” is made up of 300g of platinum and accentuated by rare South African diamonds and 50 Thailand rubies. The design is based on a royal embroidery pattern and fused with western decorative elements.

Inspired by the butterfly, a classical Chinese symbol of love, the “Gold Jewel Brassiere” is made by 630g gold and 7.5 carat South African diamonds.

Also on display will be a famous piece of brassiere made famous by international film star Gong Li in the period film, Curse of the Golden Flower. This intricate piece is one of the most extravagant and memorable costumes designed and manufactured by Aimer.

The pieces are on display at Aimer's VivoCity boutique from 20 May to 1 June 2010.

>> See pictures of the exhibition here!

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