The story of Chow Tai Fook – from goldsmith to jewellery conglomerate
SCMP, 16 Jan 2021
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The name Chow Tai Fook has become synonymous with jewellery in Hong Kong, but its roots are actually on the Chinese mainland. The company was founded in 1929 in the southern gateway city of Guangzhou by Shunde-born Chow Chi-yuen.
In its early days, Chow Tai Fook operated solely as a goldsmith, before establishing its first jewellery outpost in Macau in 1938. One year later, another operation was set up in Hong Kong, planting the seeds for what would become one of the city’s largest jewellery brands.
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