Goldfish is native to Zhejiang in east central China. Owing to its dazzling appearance, Emperor Gaozong of the Song Dynasty once gave orders to dig ponds especially for appreciating the goldfish for his enjoyment, which made pond-making and goldfish-viewing all the rage at the time in Hangzhou. Later, the Japanese began to raise goldfish in glass tanks; watching it swim around in the clear water helps cool off, and hence viewing goldfish gradually becomes a delightful cultural scene in summer Japan.
In this brooch, designer Yi-Hsuan Lee ingeniously depicts the waddling goldfish and its chubby body shape through hollow sculpting. With small diamonds embellished, the water sparkle stirred by the swimming goldfish is particularly manifested. The brooch carries a blessing, wishing its wearer to be at ease like the goldfish even living in a fast-paced life.