Gold jewelry of Chinese weddings

Gold jewelry and gold wedding items on display at the 2024 China Arts & Crafts Expo in Fuzhou, Fujian Province on May 9, 2024. /CFP

Gold jewelry and gold wedding items on display at the 2024 China Arts & Crafts Expo in Fuzhou, Fujian Province on May 9, 2024. /CFP

Gold jewelry and gold wedding items on display at the 2024 China Arts & Crafts Expo in Fuzhou, Fujian Province on May 9, 2024. /CFP

Gold jewelry and gold wedding items on display at the 2024 China Arts & Crafts Expo in Fuzhou, Fujian Province on May 9, 2024. /CFP

Gold jewelry and gold wedding items on display at the 2024 China Arts & Crafts Expo in Fuzhou, Fujian Province on May 9, 2024. /CFP

Gold jewelry and gold wedding items on display at the 2024 China Arts & Crafts Expo in Fuzhou, Fujian Province on May 9, 2024. /CFP

Gold jewelry and gold wedding items on display at the 2024 China Arts & Crafts Expo in Fuzhou, Fujian Province on May 9, 2024. /CFP

Gold jewelry and gold wedding items on display at the 2024 China Arts & Crafts Expo in Fuzhou, Fujian Province on May 9, 2024. /CFP

Gold jewelry is part of the betrothal gifts from the groom’s family to the bride in China. The bride’s family also gives gold jewelry to the bride as dowry to take to her new home.

At the 2024 China Arts & Crafts Expo in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, many gold wedding jewelry items that feature complicated and fine craftsmanship have been displayed. The phoenix and dragon designs are commonly seen in wedding jewelry in China and carry auspicious meanings.