Chapter 7: Genius Designer
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Noah was a mystery. He had never appeared in public, nobody knew who he was, nor of his origins; he was a complete enigma.
Shen Qianshu completed the task given to her by the designer, continued to gather information on a number of jewelry brands and then went to the individual exhibition area.
Noah section. Inside the display case, a sapphire necklace shone brilliantly under the bright lights, clearly the showcase piece in the exhibition.
Deep blue sapphire. Comprised of ninety nine crushed gemstones formed delicately into an intricate star. It glittered like the starlight in an endless sky and was simply breathtaking. Shen Qianshu was truly amazed by the marvelous creation, it was stunning. From its design, to the quality of the workmanship and the materials; it was flawless. Rumors claimed that every piece of Noah’s works were handcrafted by him personally, from the concept and drafts all the way to the final product.
“Qianshu?” an attractive voice sought her from behind. Shen Qianshu came back to her senses while Li Zhiyuan walked towards her slowly, greeting her with a confident smile.
Li Zhiyuan was Brilliant Entertainment’s heir, a man with poise and impeccable manners. He had an outstanding reputation, media outlets constantly spoke highly of him; a rich second-generation that excelled in everything he set out to achieve.
“CEO Li, what a coincidence to see you here.”
Li Zhiyuan smiled faintly, eyes shining as bright as the starlight. “It’s not a coincidence, I knew you would be here, so I decided to try my luck.”
Shen Qianshu felt embarrassed and did not know how to respond.
“You like Noah’s works too?” Li Zhiyuan followed her gaze and looked at the display case. It was truly a marvelous piece of work, beautiful and mysterious but also with an air of elegance. It was titled ‘Hope’.
Shen Qianshu nodded. “I really like them, every piece of work he creates is so beautiful and a collectible.”
“If you like this one, I will buy it for you.” Li Zhiyuan gaze changed, gentle, yet strong.
Shen Qianshu was shocked, and gave a half-suppressed laugh.
“What are you laughing about?” Li Zhiyuan frowned. Did she think that he could not afford a piece of jewelry with his wealth?
“CEO Li, other than his masterpiece that is being auctioned off, all of his other works are not for sale.” This was also the main reason why all jewelry companies were so attracted to him and his works were in such high demand. Other than his first auction piece, all his other works were exclusive and not for sale.
“If you like it, I will make sure you get what you desire.”
“CEO Li, I don’t deserve your good intentions, but really, I appreciate your sincerity.”
Shen Qianshu was elegant and refined, a genuine beauty since she was young. She had a perfect oval-shaped face with a pair of clear and sparkling eyes that drew attention wherever she went. Her features were flawless, her demeanour expressive and attractive, she was a rare, enchanting beauty that could take one’s breath away. And because of her beauty, she was never lacking in suitors.
Shen Qianshu’s son, Tong Hua, was one of Brilliant Entertainment’s most outstanding child stars. He had gained immense popularity in the country and a few months ago, Shen Qianshu had accompanied Tong Hua to attend an awards ceremony, where they had met Li Zhiyuan. Li Zhiyuan was taken aback that there could be someone so beautiful, and since then, had often created chances to flirt with Shen Qianshu.
Li Zhiyuan looked admiringly at the jewelry on display. “This sapphire is simply gorgeous, and reflects the lights like starlight.”
Shen Qianshu was a bit taken aback, then smiled faintly, “CEO Li, the gemstone on Noah’s work is a rare type of spinel, not a sapphire.”
“It’s a spinel?” Li Zhiyuan was shocked. “I thought it was a really expensive sapphire, the refraction of the light rays upon the stone was so beautiful. However since it is a spinel, that reduces its value.”
“You are wrong about that.” As one of the industry’s top jewelry appraisers, Shen Qianshu had a pair of sharp eyes. “Gemstones are valued depending on their scarcity which determines how expensive they can be. This kind of spinel stone from Sri Lanka is rarely seen, and a star-shaped spinel like this is incredibly rare. You can see it in how the light refracts so beautifully and radiates light from all edges, it’s truly spectacular. Last year, Gubelin appraised a spinel stone with impurities, its radiance was nowhere near as bright and was already worth seventy million. If we are looking at this spinel in front of us, CEO Li, this is not something that can be bought with money.”
Li Zhiyuan face reddened and he felt slightly embarrassed, especially when he recalled how he had confidently proclaimed he would buy it if Shen Qianshu desired it. If just one single spinel was already over a hundred million dollars, how much would the entire creation be worth?
“Qianshu, you really are amazing. You know everything about jewels.”
Shen Qianshu replied simply, “This is my job. CEO Li, I still have work to do, so I will take my leave first.”
Li Zhiyuan did not put her in a spot. His smile was comforting but self-assured, “Qianshu, I will win your heart.”
Shen Qianshu turned back, smiled and said alluringly, “Good luck then.”
Li Zhiyuan continued to gaze at her as she left his sight, watching her exquisite figure with a renewed determination.