Growing up "National Geographic poor" meant that Mabel's mother had only one piece of jewelry, which were a pair of golden earrings given to her at her wedding. Eleven years later she had to sell the earrings to help the family emigrate to Hong Kong. They had been a singular vision of beauty for Mabel, and they have haunted her throughout her life.
Honoring this vision of beauty is what drives Mabel to create today. She turns pearl and metal, semi-precious stones and diamonds into minuets of beauty and elegance. She is driven to help women of all walks of life to find a design that adorns them and makes them feel beautiful. In every piece of Mabel Chong jewelry, she redeems her mother's sacrifices, with interest, paid in the form of a proud and smiling customer, filled with more vitality than when she walked in.