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2024: The Year of the Dragon

10th February marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year whereby prosperity unfolds, and we look forward to a promising future. Chinese New Year marks the commencement of the Lunar New Year, gracing us with its presence in each new spring cycle, this year falling on 10th February. Embrace the spirit of the season and be captivated by the enchantment of the year of the dragon.

The Lunar New Year is a time of celebration, love and giving, focused on spending time with family and cherishing life's most precious moments. A chance to pass on good luck and fortune, this special season serves as an opportunity to wish your loved ones well, giving gifts that will be treasured for generations to come.


The Chinese lunisolar calendar determines the specific animal and element associated with a particular year. The Year of the Dragon in 2024 is associated with the element of Wood. The combination of the animal sign (Dragon) and the element (Wood) designates the year as the Year of the Wood Dragon.

The Chinese zodiac suggests that individuals possess certain characteristics related to their zodiac animal. The dragon represents 2024, along with those born in 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012. It is said that individuals born in these years are ambitious, confident, and charismatic, exuding an abundance of energy and enthusiasm while also remaining incredibly intelligent and powerful.


Gold is thought to represent wealth, prosperity, luck, and good fortune in Chinese culture. Steeped in aristocracy, gold signifies emperors' supremacy throughout China's history. Gold coins, bars and jewellery are commonly bought for loved ones to celebrate the Lunar New Year, its lucky properties represent the luck and fortune you wish upon those you gift it to.

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Laings yellow gold jewellery is the perfect way to celebrate this special occasion, crafted meticulously to last a lifetime and represent good fortune for years to come. Explore a selection of yellow gold rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets at Laings for the perfect gift this Chinese New Year.

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