Wallace Chan

    Macao-based Wallace Chan, whose unconventional designs were unveiled in the United States for the first time in fall 2010, has forged new ways of setting large gemstones atop other stones, creating dramatic layers of shapes and colors without the traditional prong or claw setting. The results are striking, voluminous pieces that portray a fluidity and artistic sensibility, yet remain feminine and wearable. Among his signature concepts is setting large diamonds on colorful opals, white jade, or white agate with the absence of metal. He seeks unusual materials to incorporate into his artistic designs, such as 600-year-old porcelain with inlaid painting or a tiger tooth carved with totems fit to diamond-inlaid titanium.

    The Milanese jeweler celebrated the opening with one-off jewelry pieces inspired by paintings…
    The London jeweler uses baguette-cut gemstones to echo the film’s neon-lit buildings…
    The store is located inside the Peninsula Hotel in the 16th arrondissement…
    Photo by Matthias Hoffmann
    The 13-piece collection will be on display in cities around the globe in the coming months…
    Photo by Jasper Johal
    Jessica McCormack’s Victorian townhouse looks like a tasteful private residence in London’s posh...
    The jewelry in the new Louis Vuitton Emprise Collection feature streamlined rectangular shapes that...
    Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    The understated, masculine style of Shamballa Jewels’ macramé bracelets (www.shamballajewels.com)...
    Photo by Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    Made from 150-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur bone, this Monique Péan necklace (www....
    Photo by Bernhard Rampf
    Nature’s Jewels collection by Hemmerle appears to have been foraged in the woods rather than cast...
    The jewelers combine shark teeth with traditional materials…