Shaun H'ng is the founder and designer of Popvibe, a handcrafted jewelry brand that uses natural crystals. He's also a Visual Merchandiser in NYC with experience working in Malaysia, Thailand, and China. Oh, and he speaks and writes five languages! An international creative with a love for working with energy, Shaun is into feng shui, meditation, and tarot cards.
What inspired you to start your own jewelry brand?
I'd been intrigued with the natural aesthetic and healing properties of crystals. In the quest to find the perfect piece of crystal jewelry, I ended up designing my own. Popvibe stands for a Pop of Vibe. Not only do our jewelry pieces look good, they also enhance your energy.
How does Popvibe empower the community?
Every crystal has its own super power to enhance a specific energy. So I decided to tie each piece of jewelry with a charity that supports a related cause. For example, Hematite is a grounding crystal that helps to calm and balance the mind. So most of our Hematite pieces are tied to charities that focus on improving mental health.
How do you use crystals in your personal life?
Every morning, I meditate with my crystals and I always have a piece of white quartz in my pocket. It helps to balance my energy and clear my mind.
How did you get into feng shui?
Growing up in a Chinese family, feng shui has always been a part of my culture. Personally, I love the idea of having a well balanced home that also looks good. My knowledge in feng shui has helped tremendously in designing store display.
Any feng shui tips for 2022?
2022 is a year of change, especially since it's missing both the fire and metal elements. I suggest incorporating metal jewelry and some red in your home or wardrobe.
What would you name this chapter of your life?
Last year and this year are my 'Years of Change and Transition'. Back in June, I was in Peru working with plant medicine and it's had an amazingly positive impact on how I think about myself and life. I went on a retreat with the intention of releasing anything that's holding me back or no longer serving me. In the end, I realized that I'm the one that was holding myself back. This level of self-reflection and inner work can be scary. But if you're not scared, you're not ready.