Sara Chyan jewellery is designed by Chan Ho Yan Sara. The brand name uses the first letters of her name: “C" of Chan + "H" of Ho + Yan = Chyan. Sara creates intricate 18ct gold plated flower earrings and rings, brass studs and cuffs.
Sara graduated with a BA in Visual Arts in Hong Kong and in 2017 graduated with a MA in jewellery and metal at the Royal College of Art in London. She is now based in London but exhibits internationally.
Sara draws inspiration from the human body and the world around us. Her ear cuff reflects the search for a balancing point in our bodies, how equilibrium is interrupted if there is a shift in power on one side; the cracks in her copper earrings symbolise the uncertainty in life; her flower designs capture a plant in blossom.
Sara loves flowers and examines those that have fallen off trees. Her designs feature an interactive flower that rotates around its core, involving the wearer in the physical properties of the object.
Sara doesn’t sketch her designs, preferring to dive right in. “I love exploring materials with my hands, I learn from trial and error and keep going until I’m satisfied,” Sara says. Using the skills of a traditional silversmith, she crafts with raw materials, hammering, soldering and polishing – a true precious metal worker.