With just a week left to Chinese New Year, we’re already counting down to the long weekend of red packets, pineapple tarts, and catching up with family and friends. Not to mention that we currently have the perfect excuse to indulge in retail therapy and revamp our wardrobes with new threads.

Some of us are also looking forward to breaking out our red apparel, shoes and bags — after all, we all know that CNY and National Day are the only times of year where we won’t get teased about resembling an angpow or looking extra patriotic. For those who plan to go all out on the celebrations, a number of designer labels have even released collections inspired by the Year of the Dog. It sounds almost tacky, but trust us when we say these outfits are actually rather fashion-forward.

But if the thought of visiting your relatives in a puppy-inspired or all-crimson ensemble doesn’t exactly appeal to you, we suggest injecting festivity into your jewellery instead. We’re talking sophisticated ruby jewels, yellow gold rings and a necklace embellished with pearls — pieces that are so tasteful and versatile, they’re suitable for Chinese New Year and beyond. Scroll down for 5 lust-worthy and appropriately auspicious jewels to buy now.

(Main photo: Boucheron; Featured photo: Nirav Modi)