The Heirloom is a mesmerising and sophisticated contemporary piece that blends the impeccable Baba Nyonya style with delightful design. Thousands of lustrous and quality coloured stones with intriguing matrix including Rubies, Emerald, Alexandrite, Multi-coloured Sapphire, Diamonds, Spinel and Tourmaline were meticulously handpicked just to create an exquisite piece reminiscence of the Baba Nyonya era.
Only the finest quality and rarest stones were used for The Heirloom as it was set with precision and put together with intricate craftsmanship. This exquisite piece of jewellery represents one of the finest composition of stones that includes 226 pieces of diamonds (an equivalent of 1carat), 222 pieces of compelling coloured stones and 40g of gold. These stones were mixed to enhance its visual texture and light reflections.
Shaped like a key, The Heirloom represents elegance, prosperity and eternity while bringing meaning to inheritance and family roots. It exudes the true spirit of the Baba Nyonya culture through its intricate design and colours. It can serve as an inheritance for a family that can be passed on from generation to generation.
The Heirloom is a brainchild from the Founding President of One East Museum as a way to showcase the significance of the Baba Nyonya or the Straits Chinese Peranakan culture. This is a culture that harks back to the rich and notable Baba Nyonya families from the golden era where Chinese immigrants adopted local customs with a decidedly Western influences in their traditions and ways of living. It is also a specially designed piece to celebrate the success story of The North Banquet 2016 – The Hosts & The VIPs, the first red carpet gala dinner in Butterworth.
《传家之宝Heirloom》吊坠深具独特魅力，堪称是现代精致艺术品，尤其是结合有传统娘惹优美文化设计，再精挑细选出数百颗完美的红宝石、蓝宝石、祖母绿宝石、 亚历山大变石、蓝宝石、钻石等珍贵天然彩宝中嵌入在这件艺术品上，从颜色搭配、设计原型、细节构造， 都充分展现娘惹文化深厚的底蕴，完美的设计，让传家之宝毫无暇疵感。
传家之宝的形状如门匙，每一处细节都是精益求精，同时也蕴意一代传一代的含义， 更代表站高雅、繁盛及永恒。吊坠就有如在述说着一个家族的事迹，也流露出娘惹后裔在文化传承的真谛。传家之宝象征和气生辉，代代相传的理念， 潺潺不绝的流传下去。
传家之宝的概念出自马来西亚一东博物馆创办人，从传统娘惹文化风格出发，并提供创作概念原型。在南洋昌盛的时代，一般的娘惹巴巴都来自名门望族。 并有传承习俗的观念，独有的历史文化，让娘惹巴巴 被记载在历史中。传家之宝也为2016北马鸿宴划下一个圆满成功的记录。