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  • Tatler China, Sep 2021

    Tatler China

    Sep 2021

    Wallace Chan Lives His Dreams and Reality In Between Being Awake and Asleep

     

    "Superb carving skill is only one of the many artistic attainments achieved by Wallace Chan. What make him important are his constant innovations, experimentation, as well as exploration of materials."

     

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  • Sculpture Magazine, Sep 2021

    Sculpture Magazine

    Sep 2021

    Wallace Chan

     

    “Envisioning the sculptures, he pushed them into existence. His works are the products of persistence, a patience of mammoth proportions, and a captivating energy that emanates from them still.”

     

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  • InTime Magazine, Jul-Aug 2021

    InTime Magazine

    Jul-Aug 2021

    Titans

     

    “The artist applies a working method to titanium similar to the one used for his jewellery, working on each stage of the process: modelling, casting, carving, welding and assembling. The result is a series of monumental works.”

     

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  • Art Style Magazine, Aug 2021

    Art Style Magazine

    Aug 2021

    Wallace Chan Prophane Deities

     

    Profound, spiritual research is expressed here, connected with the Buddhist Zen experience Chan had in 2001. Ambiguities and dualisms burst out from all the exhibited sculptures.”

     

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  • Solitaire International, Aug 2021

    Solitaire International

    Aug 2021

    Wallace Chan: Modern-day Renaissance Artist

     

    “WALLACE CHAN, the Leonardo da Vinci of the jewellery world, is a gem carver, sculptor, painter, researcher, jewellery artist, and a philosopher, who conjures magical creations that have a dream-like quality to them. He’s an alchemist, who can transform any material into wondrous works of bejewelled art. The gifted artist envisions images and patterns in his mind’s eye to create the impossible.”

     

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  • 玩轉上海, July 2021

    玩轉上海

    July 2021

    When Titanium Meets Gemstones: Don't Miss Out on Wallace Chan's Jewelry Art Exibition

     

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  • China Business News, July 2021

    China Business News

    July 2021

    Using Porcelain And Titanium To Create Jewelry, Wallace Chan Is the Most Popular Chinese Jewelry Artist

     

    As the most famous Chinese jewelry artist in the world, Wallace Chan is well known for his avant-garde jewelry art creations, as well as his innovations such as The Wallace Cut and The Wallace Chan Porcelain. He is always striving to connect jewelry with technology.

     

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  • Xinhua News Agency, July 2021

    Xinhua News Agency

    July 2021

    ジュエリーの逸品が登場 上海でウォレス・チャンの個展開催

     

    Wallace Chan's Solo Exhibition Opens in Shanghai, Showcasing Jewelry Art Creations

     

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  • Southern Metropolis Daily, July 2021

    Southern Metropolis Daily

    July 2021

    Wallace Chan: “Jewelry is more than adornment – it is a storyteller”


    “For Chan, jewelry is more than adornment – it is a storyteller, a carrier of heritage, a reflection of the times, and a way of realizing his dreams.”

     

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  • Artron.Net, July 2021

    Artron.Net

    July 2021

    Wallace Chan: “I am a dreamer; every jewelry creation is my dream come true"

     

    “His jewelry creations are more than just sketches. The artist, by close observation, uncovers the stories of everything in the universe.”

     

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  • SHINE by Shanghai Daily, July 2021

    SHINE by Shanghai Daily

    July 2021

    Jewelry That Encapsulates an Artist’s Dreams


    “Each selected work is unique - from the micro world of insects to the vastness of the seas, from the realistic depiction of a blossom to the abstract representation of consciousness. The artist's interpretation of life is multi-dimensional, comprising vivid imagery through his intricate work with sapphires, diamonds, titanium, jade and more.”

     

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  • China Daily, July 2021

    China Daily

    July 2021

    Jewelry Art Exhibition in Shanghai Unfolds Parallel Dreams


    “Wallace Chan’s exhibition in Shanghai shows his creative ideas, aesthetic pursuits and technical innovations.”

     

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  • Vogue, June 2021

    Vogue

    June 2021

    The Museum of Natural History Opens an Exhibit of Sparkling Animals

     

    “Then, two seconds later, your heart is breaking over a massive dragonfly of diamonds and colored stones by the modern master Wallace Chan.”

     

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  • South China Morning Post, June 2021

    South China Morning Post

    June 2021

    How Michaelangelo Opened a Famous Jewellery Designer’s Eyes to a New World With His Dramatic Carvings Full of Tension, Power and Movement

     

    “I don’t want to be confined either. I just want to create. I paint, I sculpt, I create jewellery pieces, I invent new techniques or innovate with old materials.”

     

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  • Tatler Taiwan, June 2021

    Tatler Taiwan

    June 2021

    Along With Its Reopening, Amen Venice Presents Jewelry Artist Wallace Chan’s Monumental Sculpture

     

    “Wallace Chan became an apprentice carver at the age of 16. He has been in the art industry for almost 5 decades but still, his ideas never run dry.”

     

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  • We Wealth, June 2021

    We Wealth

    June 2021

    Wallace Chan, l'intaglio dell'anima e la forza dei Titani


    “Il maestro celebre per i suoi gioielli intagliati ha scelto Venezia per la sua prima esposizione mondiale di sculture. Un ritorno alle origini, fra anelito all'eternità e coscienza del deperimento.”

     

    Wallace Chan, the carving of the soul and the strength of the Titans


    “The master famous for his carved jewels has chosen Venice for his first world exhibition of sculptures. A return to the origins, between the longing for eternity and the awareness of decay.”

     

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  • Prestige, May 2021

    Prestige

    May 2021

    Wallace Chan Exhibits His Titanium Sculptures in Venice

     

    “It would be too simple to call Wallace Chan a jeweller, celebrated and revered though he is in that field. Chan is also an artist, a sculptor, an engineer, a philosopher and an innovator. With his inquisitive mind and a dedicated passion for his craft, his creations do more than just look beautiful – they’re also provocative.”

     

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  • LA NUOVA VENEZIA, May 2021

    LA NUOVA VENEZIA

    May 2021

    Il monaco ora scultore «Dialogo con i materiali»

     

    Then monk now sculptor "Dialogue with materials"

  • LA NUOVA VENEZIA, May 2021

    LA NUOVA VENEZIA

    May 2021

    Titanio, ferro e acciaio
    Le sculture di Chan dialogano con il tempo

     

    “Dal 20 maggio al 31 ottobre (con preview il 19 maggio) sarà presentata al Fondaco Marcello la prima grande mostra di scultura di Wallace Chan, multidisciplinare artista cinese.”

     

    Titanium, iron and steel
    Chan's sculptures communicate with time

     

    “From May 20 to October 31 (with vernissage on May 19), the first major sculpture exhibition by Wallace Chan, a multidisciplinary Chinese artist, will be presented at the Fondaco Marcello.”

  • IL GAZZETTINO, May 2021

    IL GAZZETTINO

    May 2021

    Chan, titanio per leggere il tempo

     

    “Al Fondaco Marcello l’esposizione delle opere di uno dei più celebri artisti di gioielleria a livello mondiale”

     

    Chan, titanium to read the time

     

    “At the Fondaco Marcello, the exhibition of the works of one of the most famous jewelry artists in the world”

  • CORRIERE DEL VENETO, May 2021

    CORRIERE DEL VENETO

    May 2021

    Da Georg Baselitz a Bruce Nauman, da Campigli che guarda agli etruschi al dialogo a due tra Perriand e Gehry

     

    “Al Fondaco Marcello Titans propone la prima grande mostra di scultura di Wallace Chan, multidisciplinare artista cinese, con una serie di «titaniche» statue in titanio e ferro.”

     

    From Georg Baselitz to Bruce Nauman, from Campigli who looks into the Etruscans to the two-way dialogue between Perriand and Gehry

     

    "At the Fondaco Marcello, Titans proposes the first major sculpture exhibition by Wallace Chan, a multidisciplinary Chinese artist, with a series of colossal statues in titanium and iron."

  • Harper’s Bazaar Art, May 2021

    Harper’s Bazaar Art

    May 2021

    How Does Chinese Artist Wallace Chan Charm Venice With His Sculptures?

     

    "That is the reason why Wallace Chan is more of a contemporary artist than a designer. His insatiable curiosity urges him to work in multiple disciplines and gives him numerous identities. Never caring about the labels attached to him, he said, 'I have never thought much about my identity. I am a jewelry artist when I am creating jewelry, and I am a sculptor when I am making sculptures. I am just someone who is passionate about creating.'"

     

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  • Forbes, May 2021

    Forbes

    May 2021

    Wallace Chan’s First Sculpture Exhibition Opens In Venice

     

    “Wallace Chan is known for his original dreamlike artistic jewels that have been acclaimed throughout the world. What perhaps many people don’t know about him is that he produces art in multiple mediums. This includes many sculptures made of titanium, his favorite material.”

     

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  • South China Morning Post, May 2021

    South China Morning Post

    May 2021

    Venice 2021: Hong Kong’s Ambition on Show at the Architecture Biennale, While Titanium Sculptor Wallace Chan Keeps Faith With the Italian City

     

    “The sculptures are both beautiful and haunting, reflecting Chan’s life journey.”

     

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  • The New York Times, March 2021

    The New York Times

    March 2021

    The Brooch Was Ripe For Revival

     

    "A Forever Dancing - Bright Star Brooch by Wallace Chan, 2013"

     

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  • LIFE Magazine, March 2021

    LIFE Magazine

    March 2021

    The Evolution

     

    "Memories in life are vital clues to the recreation of the past, reconstruction of the present and rebuilding of the future. Since the Titanium Period, Wallace Chan has incorporated the imagery of a newborn into his works, embodying possibly his own self. The process of evolution, is a process which revolves around reinventing oneself and the world."

     

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  • 21st Century Business Herald, March 2021

    21st Century Business Herald

    March 2021

    Master Jewelry Artist Wallace Chan's Works Transcend the Splendor in the World

     

    "Wallace Chan's journey to become a worldwide acclamied artist has been a roller coaster ride. "I appreciate all the opportunities that I have encountered in life," he says."

     

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  • ELLE MEN, March 2021

    ELLE MEN

    March 2021

    "My World is in a Different Dimension" - Wallace Chan

     

    "Beloved by many jewelry and art collectors, 'Wallace Chan' is more than just a label; it is the embodiment of the artist's life stories and philosophies."

     

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  • Artnet, March 2021

    Artnet

    March 2021

    Interview with Legendary Jewelry Artist Wallace Chan – “I use sculpture as a medium to converse with materials and time”

     

    "As the first contemporary jewelry artist whose work is included in the permanent collection of the British Museum, Wallace Chan's achievements in jewelry art are well recognized. Yet, in addition to his role as a jewelry artist, Wallace Chan is also continuously experimenting with sculptures."

     

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  • Art Collection + Design, March 2021

    Art Collection + Design

    March 2021

    The Notion of Time In This Earthly World - Wallace Chan Uses Titanium to Create the Universe of Titans

     

    "Wallace Chan, the first Chinese contemporary jewelery artist whose work is included in the permanent collection of the British Museum, has long been the leading jewelery artist in the Chinese world. Yet, his achievements in the visual arts have yet been revealed."

     

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  • Financial Times, February 2021

    Financial Times

    February 2021

    From Jewelry Apprentice to Contemporary Artist

     

    "Since the 1970s, Wallace Chan has earned international acclaim for his jewelry pieces. Now, he lives a simple life, and amazes the contemporary art world with his titanium sculptures."

     

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  • China Daily, February 2021

    China Daily

    February 2021

    Celebrated Jewelry Designer to Show Sculptures in Venice

     

    "Wallace Chan is celebrated for his talent in jewelry design and cutting ... But what's less known of Chan is that he has been making sculptures for more than four decades."

     

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  • The Journal of The Gemmological Association of Hong Kong, November 2020

    The Journal of The Gemmological Association of Hong Kong

    November 2020

    Interview with Jewellery Master Mr Wallace Chan

     

    "Wallace Chan is a creator of unique jewellery pieces. He is recognised worldwide for his skill and innovation."

     

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  • THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 2020

    THE NEW YORK TIMES

    November 2020

    Why Is Jewelry 'Coveted'?

     

    "'The great designers are all wild,' she said. 'They don't fight their desire to create something. That's the wildness.' Melanie Grant cited as an example the Chinese designer Wallace Chan, a virtuoso stonecutter, who came up with the improbable technique of carving gems submerged in water."

     

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  • FORBES, April 2020

    FORBES

    April 2020

    Wallace Chan’s First Porcelain Jewel On View At British Museum

     

    "While Wallace Chan was in London in September 2019, the first jewel made with his proprietary unbreakable porcelain was placed on exhibit at the British Museum. It’s the first work by a contemporary jewelry artist that the venerable museum chose to include in its permanent collection."

     

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  • DE LIMBURGER article Wallace Chan

    DE LIMBURGER

    March 2020

    Kunstenaar Wallace Chan: geestelijk vader van peperdure sieraden, maar ook een bescheiden monnik

     

    Artist, scientist, alchemist and Buddhist monk. Wallace Chan gave a lecture about his work and life at the Maastricht Art Academy.

     

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  • The Telegraph, August 2019

    The Telegraph

    August 2019

    The Jewellery mastermind behind 'Unbreakable Porcelain' - and why the waiting list for his art is years long

     

    "Over the last 45 years he has become one of the most visionary and influential forces in the world of high jewellery."

     

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  • Forbes article - Hong Kong Master Jeweler Wallace Chan

    FORBES

    March 2019

    Hong Kong Master Jeweler Wallace Chan Exhibits His Wearable Sculptures At The TEFAF Maastricht

     

    "With each piece crafted to narrate a unique story or illustrate a philosophical thought, the spiritual materializes into dramatic jewelry."

     

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  • MING PAO - 2019

    MING PAO

    January 2019

    The Exhibition of Jewelry Artist Wallace Chan: Revealing the Inner World of Gemstones

     

    "Wallace Chan is the world’s leading Chinese jewelry artist. He exhibited at world-class art fairs such as The European Fine Arts Fair (TEFAF), and was named the “Carving Prodigy from Asia” by German media."

     

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  • CGTN - 2019

    CGTN

    January 2019

    Jewellery Design: Art and artistry of Wallace Chan

     

    "Wallace Chan is not only a veteran artist, but also an innovator."

     

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  • CHINA DAILY - 2019

    CHINA DAILY

    January 2019

    Wallace Chan: The Teacher and The Student

     

    "Wallace Chan is an acclaimed Hong Kong-based jeweller who has attained international success through his innovation in techniques and materials."

     

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  • ORIENTAL DAILY - 2019

    ORIENTAL DAILY

    January 2019

    The Art of Jewellery Shapeshifting

     

    "He rocks the jewelry world through devoting decades into the marriage of art and technology."

     

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  • THE ECONOMIST article

    THE ECONOMIST

    December 2018

    An appreciation of porcelain in four objects

     

    "There is plenty to be charmed by in Mr Chan’s invention."

     

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  • Forbes article - 2018

    FORBES

    December 2018

    Wallace Chan Unveils 14 Jewels Made With Unbreakable Porcelain

     

    "Those familiar with Chan’s creations will see that while the material may be innovative, his designs are typical Wallace Chan, which means they are not typical at all."

     

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  • ROBB REPORT - 2018

    ROBB REPORT

    November 2018

    This Jewelry Designer Has Created Porcelain That You Cannot Break

     

    "Over the last four decades, the Hong Kong-based artist (now 62) has drawn international attention for being a jewelry pioneer in not just design, but materials and craftsmanship."

     

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  • THE ECONOMIST 1843 MAGAZINE - 2018

    1843 MAGAZINE

    November 2018

    Metal heads

     

    "Chan mastered the metal by ditching the methods he used for other precious metals and inventing new ones."

     

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  • CNN - 2018

    CNN

    November 2018

    Master jeweler invents unbreakable porcelain

     

    "Every day Wallace Chan “communicates” with the universe, turning rough, ancient gemstones into extraordinary pieces of jewelry."

     

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  • FORBES - 2018

    FORBES

    Sep 2018

    High Jewelry Artist Wallace Chan Invents Unbreakable Porcelain

     

    "He is distinguished among high jewelers because he not only creates the designs but does much of the artisan work himself."

     

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  • THE NEW YORK TIMES - 2018

    THE NEW YORK TIMES

    July 2018

    This Porcelain is Tougher Than It Looks

     

    "His discovery, after all, has the potential to change the industry."

     

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  • THE ECONOMIST 1843 MAGAZINE - 2017

    1843 MAGAZINE

    June/July 2017

    Wallace Chan on a jade cicada

     

    It might take me 20 years to acquire their ability. Would it be worth it? Would I give up 20 years of my life to make something like this? I thought that, yes, it would be worth it – because when I looked at the cicada I saw a whole world.

     

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  • ROBB REPORT - 2017

    ROBB REPORT

    February 2017

    Jewelry Artist Wallace Chan's Sizable New Brooch Can Be Worn or Displayed as Art

     

    "Jewelry artist Wallace Chan conveys his Chinese heritage and Zen philosophy in one- offs such as this cicada brooch."

     

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  • T MAGAZINE, THE NEW YORK TIMES - 2017

    T MAGAZINE

    2017

    "He doesn’t merely set gems; he transforms them."

     

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  • FINANCIAL TIMES - 2016

    FINANCIAL TIMES

    September 2016

    Wallace Chan thinks dragons are no drag

     

    "Today collectors are captivated by his philosophical, sculptural creations which merge eastern and western sensibilities, ancient crafts and new technologies, especially novel use of titanium."

     

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  • ROBB REPORT USA - 2016

    ROBB REPORT USA

    July 2016

    10 of the Most Influential Jewelry Designers from the Last 40 Years

     

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  • CHINA DAILY USA - 2016

    CHINA DAILY USA

    March 2016

    Wallace Chan: bringing stones to life

     

    "…the first Chinese jewelry artist ever invited to exhibit at TEFAF in Maastricht, Europe’s most prestigious art fair."

     

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  • THE ECONOMIST 1843 MAGAZINE - 2016

    1843 MAGAZINE

    November 2016

    The Power of Asian Taste

     

    "His popularity has spread far beyond Hong Kong."

     

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  • THE NEW YORK TIMES - 2015

    THE NEW YORK TIMES

    December 2015

    The stone is me

     

    "He has the curiosity, courage and, above all, the talents to push boundaries, artistically and geographically. He is one of the first Chinese jewelry artists to make his name in the international arena."

     

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  • FORBES - 2015

    FORBES

    November 2015

    The Dreamlike World of Wallace Chan on Exhibit in Hong Kong

     

    "His techniques are original and are the result of painstaking effort that in most cases takes years to accomplish."

     

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  • CNN - 2014

    CNN

    November 2014

    How Did The Human Face Appear in a Gemstone?

     

    "These pieces of jewelry carry such an aura of exclusivity that it is rare to find a Chan piece on the open market."

     

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  • BBC - 2014

    BBC

    September 2014

    Carving Humans into Precious Stone

     

    "Wallace Chan is one of Asia’s most influential jewellery designers."

     

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  • THE ECONOMIST - 2014

    THE ECONOMIST

    September 2014

    Asian Star: A Hong Kong designer, Wallace Chan is about to become much better known

     

    "The jewels he makes are delicate and deeply reflect his Zen Buddhist philosophy. They are also technically innovative."

     

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  • REUTERS - 2014

    REUTERS

    September 2014

    Chinese Collectors jet in to buy Wallace Chan jewels at Biennale

     

    "This is where jewelry meets art at the highest level."

     

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