dowry jewellery on a grape coloured cloth
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A friend's daughter is getting married. The single mother does not have much savings and was feeling down because she could not afford to buy her daughter the traditional "four items of gold" (四点金) as bride dowry. The four items would be a pair of earrings, necklace, ring and bracelet.
Several old-fashioned relatives think that the more gold a bride wears, the more wealth she could bring to the groom's family.
In recent years, I have been reading news of Chinese couples flaunting their wealth on their wedding day. This young lady hung 5 kg of gold jewellery around her neck.
I would be very happy if my daughter-in-law brings 5 kg of gold as dowry when she marries my son. :D