Eight Exceptional Accessory Makers Ringing in the Year of the Monkey [SLIDESHOW]

    FEBRUARY 05, 2016

    This year, Chinese New Year falls on February 8, kicking off a 15-day festival in which Chinese communities around the world will celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Fire Monkey. Every year in the Chinese Zodiac, one of five elements (wood, fire, earth, or metal) is attached to the animal sign. Those born in the Year of the Monkey are said to be energetic, quick-witted, self-assured, and sociable—an ideal personality type for those who like to make a statement. So, in honor of the event, here are eight (considered one of the luckiest numbers in Chinese culture) accessory makers creating Year of the Monkey–themed pieces—from watches to jewelry to pens—that pair perfectly with the vibrant personalities of those born under the sign.

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