Describe yourself in three words?
Unique, innovative and free.
When you were at school, what did you want to be and why?
I wanted to be in top management, and a leader, for a multinational enterprise at school. My plan was to understand business philosophy and management in a successful company with a different culture.
How did you get to be where you are today?
To find out what I am good at and what my strengths are in order to set and adjust my goals accordingly. Besides, I am eager to learn, to break through and build on my experience for future opportunities.
Which aspect of your job do you enjoy and why?
I enjoy what I am doing now, as that is the thing I am best at. I am the first jeweller to deal in gem ceramics, which I am proud of. The job is always full of surprises because everyone is working in a very creative environment every day.
What is your proudest achievement?
I think I have combined the high-tech for ceramic jewellery and the traditional Chinese ceramics technique – with 5,000 years of history – perfectly and the jewellery industry, the fashion industry, the cultural innovation and the intelligent industry have been commercialised. The ceramic jewellery brings a totally new living experience – environmental, innovative and cultural.
What is the best advice you’ve been given in work or in life general?
Give yourself 10 years to focus on one thing and ask yourself if you can lead the industry across the world. If it is possible, then force yourself to move forward.
What is your next goal?
I would like to contribute myself to the high-tech jewellery industry and continue to create, and have a special performance, in living application and cross-functional innovation.
This feature originally appeared in the Feb 2017 issue of Jewellery Focus.