Book explores the magnificent jewelry work of Wallace Chan

Wallace Chan is more than just a jeweler designer. The artist and philosopher born in Fuzhou, China, has developed his own techniques and influenced several generations of artisans.

His stunning artwork pieces were compiled in a very special book. "Wallace Chan: Dream Light Water" is a limited edition publication featuring 86 pieces of jewelry produced by the Hong Kong-based master craftsman.

The inventor of the "Wallace Cut" (1987) started as a gemstone carving apprentice and set up his workshop at age 17. Chan made tools to manipulate jade and titanium and spread his jewelry creations all over the world.

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"Jubilee Ruby" sold for $14.16 million

It is now the most expensive colored gemstone ever sold at jewelry auction in the United States.

The "Jubilee Ruby," a 15.99-carat oval-shaped Burmese ruby, was sold for $14.16 million at Christie's New York Magnificent Jewels. The new owner is a private European investor.

The precious gem is set into an 18-karat yellow gold and platinum ring. The ruby itself is surrounded by a circular-cut diamond mount. The stunning red gem was designed by Verdura.

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Safety pin jewelry is officially a trend

Understated, functional and iconic, safety pins are gaining momentum the jewelry world, as the latest fashion shows elevate them to one of the jewelry trends for fall.

Invented by Walter Hunt and patented in the US in 1849, the safety pin became part of the emerging punk rock aesthetic in the late 1970s. It has since been adopted by fashion and jewelry as a representation of the edge and influence of this movement.

The simple shape of the safety pin is not new to jewelry. Many jewelry and fashion designers have created beautiful pieces inspired by it.

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Jennifer Fisher celebrates 10th anniversary with new enamel collection

The new pieces feature a delicate and edgy enamel design, adorned with Gothic initials and natural elements such as lighting bolts, stars, and a serpent.

Jennifer Fisher's fine jewelry celebratory collection includes the "10 Year Anniversary Enamel Initial Pendant", with the designer's two initials, "J" and "F", and the 18-karat gold "10 Year Anniversary Enamel Cigar Band" ring.

The colorful enamel pieces step away from Jennifer Fisher's signature designs and show a different side of her aesthetic.

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The Jewelry ID of Maria Leão Torres

Meet Maria Leão Torres, a contemporary jewelry designer from Portugal with a bold and colorful signature, who's inspiration spans from Portuguese tradition to Hieronymus Bosch's, Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, and Zaha Hadid.

Maria is the founder of Leão Jewellery, a brand that translates identity, cultural and material heritage, with an experimental approach that merges jewelry with design, innovation, Portuguese iconography, applied arts, and fashion.

Her unique, handmade statement pieces are a fresh take on jewelry, reflecting her innovative, curious spirit. They translate her experience and influences in a very contemporary and deconstructed way, yet with a strong hint of tradition that makes them timeless.

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