A GALAXY OF JEWELS
For a century, a galaxy of exquisite jewels shimmers brightly in the K.S. Sze & Sons universe.
With a passion for jewelry and fascination with the cosmos, renowned fine jeweler Mr. K.S. Sze relocated from Shanghai to Hong Kong in the late 1940s and charted a celestial course for his namesake business.
The Maison’s Chinese name 金星, Venus, says it all. Celebrating love and beauty with the most precious jewels lie at the heart of the centennial brand perfectly aligned with the stars.
The special moments that mark K.S. Sze & Sons’ cosmic 100-year journey that started in Shanghai in 1923, including its longstanding commitment to giving back to Hong Kong, where its star shines brightly.
The Genesis. The glittering jewelry stores in Shanghai, the “Paris of the East”, sparked a curiosity in Mr. K.S. Sze to learn the intricate craftsmanship that went into creating the spectacular jewels he admired. In 1923, whilst still a teenager, he had a destiny with fate when a kind jeweler took him under his wings as an apprentice.
The Big Bang moment. Mr. K.S. Sze started his lifelong dream of creating fine jewelry by opening his first shop on the corner of the famous Nanjing Road and Shanxi Road in Shanghai. His belief in maintaining “faithfulness and integrity” for the Company set the tone for an enduring business.
A meteoric rise. Famed for its high standards and creative designs, the Company drew many patrons. The appointment as an official authorized gem supplier to the “Four Great Department Stores” in Shanghai and the powerful gold establishments further burnished its reputation.
The Pearl of the Orient beckoned. Mr. K.S. Sze relocated to Hong Kong in the late 1940s and started anew. He named a tiny, single kiosk in the Central district K.S. Sze & Sons 金星, charting a new course for his fine jewelry business.
Rising prestige. Renowned for his knowledge and expertise, honesty, fair price, and kindred care for his clients, Mr. K.S. Sze quickly built a stellar reputation in Hong Kong. He moved K.S. Sze & Sons to the prestigious Central Building to serve the needs of a burgeoning clientele.
Only the best. K.S. Sze & Sons opened a second boutique in Hong Kong at The Mandarin Hotel (later to become The Mandarin Oriental) in 1963 when the iconic 5-star hotel opened with seven of the city’s best retailers under its roof. K.S. Sze & Sons represented the jewelry category, where it continues to shine today.
Single-piece rarities. Mr. K.S. Sze created a custom design service called “One Piece Only” in the best tradition of Haute Joaillerie. Over the years, these one-of-a-kind rarities have been coveted by jewelry lovers and collected by Hong Kong luminaries, international celebrities, and royalty.
Building a legacy. In a single generation, K.S. Sze & Sons had transformed itself from a curbside kiosk into the jeweler of choice for Hong Kong’s finest. It is a testament to the industrious immigrant spirit, as the story of K.S. Sze & Sons continues into the next generation.
Changing of the guard. Dr. Nien Dak Sze, a Harvard-educated Planetary Scientist, perpetuated his father’s legacy with single-piece rarities, bespoke and everyday jewelry, and exclusive representation of international brands like The House of Fabergé and Vhernier of Milan.
Scaling new heights. K.S. Sze & Sons opened an exclusive Jewelry Showroom on the top floor of Alexandra House in Central.
A constellation of diamonds and emeralds. K.S. Sze & Sons celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2014 with a star-studded cast of family, friends and clients.
The Pink Day. K.S. Sze & Sons supported the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation with a charity auction of custom-made jewelry and a pink-themed scarf designed by a young lady for the occasion.
Racing Planet Earth. K.S. Sze & Sons stepped into the adrenaline-fueled world of FIA racing by sponsoring Zhou Guanyu, the first Chinese racing driver to compete in Formula One. The Maison also supports Macau’s Charles Leong in Formula Four racing.
Crazy Rich Asians. Named the “go-to jeweler” in the international bestselling novel “Crazy Rich Asians”, K.S. Sze & Sons took the opportunity to present the Hub Ball with the star of the Hollywood blockbuster Henry Golding and celebrities in attendance. The proceeds of the successful fundraising event went to The Hub Hong Kong to give children experiencing difficult circumstances an equal opportunity to become valuable community members.
A New Universe. K.S. Sze & Sons launched ZNS Jewellery with co-founder and internationally acclaimed brand designer and artist Alan Chan. The new brand’s avant-garde, forward-looking and genderless jewelry for millennials explores new dimensions through collaborations with like-minded visionaries.
100 Years of Excellence. Like No Other.