The Chinese ancients often hint their love in a subtle and obscure way. In order to express their endless thoughts to their lovers, the thread knots delicately weaved had become the best pledge for commitment. The young couple in love would give each other the thread knots, and when the mother married off her daughter, she would tie a colored handkerchief for her daughter and told her the wedding etiquette. This wedding formality so called “tie the knot” was later used as a synonym of marriage, which has gracefully been passed down from generation to generation in our vocabulary until now.
Nowadays, the gifts before given out should be wrapped with a bow-tie. It is not only for good looking outside, but also for good meaning inside. “Butterfly” and “Fortune” sound alike in Chinese. The bow-tie looks like a butterfly, thus this ring implies the auspicious meaning with stacks of fortune.