About Chi Cheng Lee
Dreaming of magical forms in metal and stones is a part of my creative process. Jewelry design and fabrication is my passion. I studied fine art at Parsons School of Design in New York City and fell in love with working in metals and jewelry. Born in Taiwan, I grew up in dynamic New York City, lived in pulsing Hong Kong, and now settled in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. A part of my artistic journey includes working for luxury New York 5th Avenue jeweler Harry Winston for over 15 years.
I delight in making art from raw materials into something beautiful which conjures magic in providing the wearer with self-confidence and an expression of individuality. In my jewelry designs, I strive to create simple elegance, with twists of spontaneity and drama that anyone can wear any day, at anytime.
My sense of place was centered upon my family’s arrival on Vancouver’s North Shore. Hence, my design sensibilities are deeply rooted in the natural beauty of the mountains and ocean that surround my West Vancouver studio-in-the-woods.
Chi is GIA-certified in diamonds and colored stones. Her jewelry is sold in numerous stores and galleries throughout Canada and the United States and worn by satisfied customers all over the world. Chi also undertakes jewelry redesign “repurposing” commissions, in which her clients bring to her their heirloom jewelry treasures to be rejuvenated and re-interpreted in her unique style. The majority of her repurposing works are expressed through the design elements incorporated in her Square Stacker Rings collection.