The Welcome to Chinatown x SUBLIMA Chinese Dragon Signet Ring is our collaboration with 501(c)(3) nonprofit Welcome to Chinatown celebrating AAPI Heritage Month. Inspired by the iconic Welcome to Chinatown electric dragon sign on Canal Street in Manhattan, it honors Chinatown’s past while looking forward to its future.
It’s a talisman that celebrates what Chinatown has meant for New York City historically—creating and safeguarding the community—and now: Multigenerational efforts to preserve culture and evolve Chinatown’s businesses and services to ensure longevity.
The design blends old- and new-school motifs: Chinese dragons traditionally symbolize strength, prosperity and excellence, poignant in the wake of rising anti-Asian discrimination and violence. The structured signet shape and geometric dragon scales create a modern aesthetic, representing Chinatown’s evolution and future.
100% of net proceeds in May will be donated to Welcome to Chinatown.
Chinatown is one of the last working class Manhattan neighborhoods south of Central Park, a legacy defined and supported by its microcosm of small businesses. The proceeds will help fund Welcome to Chinatown’s work providing resources and critical support to businesses and the neighborhood, which includes their 78 Mulberry fire GoFundMe fundraiser, Longevity Fund—a project-based grant distribution program for business owners—and Meet Chinatown, a digital business directory connecting tourists and locals to legacy businesses and lesser-known shops. Together, with your support, we will keep Chinatown open for generations to come.
- Available in recycled brass or recycled sterling silver
- Custom sizing available—leave a note at checkout if you don't see your size
Ring sizing: Learn how to find your ring size using a strip of paper, ruler and our ring sizing guide that converts the circumference of your finger in millimeters to US ring sizes. If you have a ring that you wear handy, you can use it to find your ring size by holding it up to the screen with this alternate ring sizing guide.
Handcrafted in New York with love, the Welcome to Chinatown x SUBLIMA Chinese Dragon Signet Ring was originally carved in wax, then cast in metal and polished and oxidized by hand.
Each piece is handmade to order and will take an average 7-14 business days to arrive to you.
Photography: Justin Yiu (@momentsinclarity)
Models: Alex B (@tinylittlealex), Carlos A (@carlosalaras)