The Gem of Life

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The Gem of Life


  • Title: 珠光寶氣 / 珠光宝气
  • Cantonese/Mandarin title: Jyu Gwong Bou Hei / Zhu Guang Bao Qi
  • English title: The Gem of Life
  • Also known as: Jewel's Splendor
  • Genre: Modern epic drama
  • Episodes: 82
  • Broadcast network: TVB
  • Broadcast period: 2008-Oct-20 to 2009-Feb-13
  • Air time: Monday to Friday 21:30-22:30
  • Opening theme song: Diamond Jubilee (鑽禧) by Shirley Kwan (關淑怡)
  • Insert songs: Cruelty has Love (無情有愛) by Linda Chung
The Two Words of Love (相戀兩個字) by Bowie Lam and Gigi Lai
What I am Waiting For (我還在等甚麼) by Moses Chan


You may wish to be a famous socialite. You may wish to have fame and fortune. But is that really what you will wish for at the end?

In PAK SIU-YAU (Louise Lee See Kei)'s eyes, her three daughters are just as perfect as diamonds. She believes that the greatest blessing for a woman is to marry a wealthy man. To guarantee a better life for her daughters, she has started training the girls since they were young, hoping that they will marry into the richest families when they mature.

YAU's first daughter HONG NGA-YIN (Maggie Shiu) does not agree with her on her values. Yet when she sees that the man YIN is going out with is KO CHEUNG-SING (Bowie Lam), who is very well-off, she decides to let YIN go with her choice. YAU's second daughter HONG NGA-TUNG (Gigi Lai) is hopelessly romantic but does not seem to have much luck with men. To make it up to her, YAU seeks to match her up with HO CHIT-NAM (Moses Chan), the son of Hong Kong's most powerful business tycoon HO FUNG (Ngok Wah). Being the youngest in the family, HONG NGA-SZ (Ada Choi) is well aware of YAU's concerns. Having recovered from divorce, SZ now decides to pin all her hopes on FUNG.

YAU's persistence pays off and her daughters have all found a wealthy husband. But money does not really bring them happiness and the sisters are gradually losing themselves in vanity.

Credits to Astro On Demand

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Character chart

Hong Family

Hoh Family

Ho Family

Sung Family

  • Chan Hung Lit as Sung Sai Man 宋世萬 (Philip)
  • Helen Ma as Sung Kwok Yuen Yi 宋郭婉儀 (Margaret) (Sai Man's first wife)
  • Queenie Chu as Man Wai 文慧 (Mandy) (Sai Man's third wife)
  • Linda Chung as Sung Tze Ling 宋子淩 (Elise) (Sai Man's granddaughter)
  • Henry Yue as Sung Sai Kei 宋世基
  • Ching Hor Wai as Ching Suk Jing 程淑貞 (Amanda)
  • Cindy Lee as Sung Pui Ka 宋佩嘉 (Kate)

Ko Family

Extended Cast & Guests

Production Credits

  • Producer: Chik Kei Yee (戚其義)
  • Editors: Chow Yuk Ming, Bao Wai Chong, Leung Mun Wah

Viewership Ratings

The following ratings are only based on TVB Jade and does not apply to High Definition Jade.

Week Episode Date Average Peak
1 01-02 2008-Oct-20 32 37
1 03-05 2008-Oct-21 - 2008-Oct-23 31 36
2 06-10 2008-Oct-27 - 2008-Oct-31 28 30
3 11-15 2008-Nov-03 - 2008-Nov-07 29 30
4 16-20 2008-Nov-10 - 2008-Nov-14 29 -
5 21-24 2008-Nov-17 - 2008-Nov-21 29 30
6 25-29 2008-Nov-24 - 2008-Nov-28 28 -
7 30-33 2008-Dec-01 - 2008-Dec-05 28 -
8 34-38 2008-Dec-08 - 2008-Dec-12 28 31
9 39-43 2008-Dec-15 - 2008-Dec-19 25 -
10 44-48 2008-Dec-22 - 2008-Dec-26 25 -
11 49-53 2008-Dec-29 - 2009-Jan-02 28 30
12 54-58 2009-Jan-05 - 2009-Jan-09 27 28
13 59-63 2009-Jan-12 - 2009-Jan-16 27 -
14 64-69 2009-Jan-19 - 2009-Jan-23 27 -
15 70-72 2009-Jan-28 - 2009-Jan-30 25 27
16 73-77 2009-Feb-02 - 2009-Feb-06 30 33
17 78-82 2009-Feb-09 - 2009-Feb-13 29 35

External Links

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