English Title: The Gem of Life
Cantonese Title: Ju Gwong Bo Hei
Producer: Chik Ki Yee
Scriptwriter: Chow Yuk Ming, Pao Wai Chueng & Leung Man Wa
Length: 80 episodes
Release Date: October 2008 (Canto) // November 2008 (Viet)
Genre: Grand Production Drama/Epic Blockbuster
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’s (Louise Lee See Kei) 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 Mei Kei) does not agree with her values. Yet when she sees that the man Yin is going out with is Ko Cheung Sing (Bowie Lam Bo Yi), who is very well-off, she decides to let Yin go with her choice. Yau’s second daughter Hong Nga Tung (Gigi Lai Chi) 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 Ho), the son of Hong Kong’s most powerful business tycoon Ho Fung (Ngok Wah). Being the youngest in the family, Hong Nga Sze (Ada Choi Siu Fan) is well aware of Yau’s concerns. Having recovered from divorce, Sze 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…