Invented in 1987, it is a carving technique which creates an illusion in transparent materials by combining facetting and intaglio into 3-dimension engraving.
The jade refining and brightening technique sends light racing and pulsating along jade surfaces, enabling the green refractions to magnify each other and sharpen the colors. This technique received a patent of invention in 2002.
After 8 years of research, Wallace Chan discovered the way to tame titanium in 2007. The lightweight metal is hard and strong. Its natural colors compliment colored gemstones, and its bio-friendly nature embraces the human body. These distinctive characteristics of titanium expand the possibilities for jewelry-making.
The “diamond claw setting method” allows diamonds to function as claws, holding other diamonds and gemstones in place. The “inner mortise and tenon setting method” adopts Ming-style architecture joining method, in which the setting materials are given a special cut to form a mortise and tenon joint, so the materials become a perfect fit without a claw.
Wallace Chan has captured emerald clouds within a single piece of rutilated quartz. The yellow diamond is set on a 6.5MM opening, through which he emptied the stone from within and set inside 1,111 emeralds. The rutilated quartz creates a dreamlike feel, a secret abyss of gleaming, meandering clouds. From concept to creation it took him 10 years to complete this innovation.
Research, experimentation and development of The Wallace Chan Porcelain took seven years, but one could say the process was several decades in the making. The Wallace Chan Porcelain is five times stronger than steel. Heavily rooted in culture and history, the material has rich color, intense lustre, strength, toughness and a contemporary spirit.