Jun 2016
  • London (United Kingdom)

  • One off event
  • location: Victoria & Albert Museum
  • address: Cromwell Road, London - SW7 2RL
  • tube: South Kensington
  • phone: +44 20 7942 2000
  • web: www.vam.ac.uk/
  • opening hours:


On the evening of Monday 27 June, Wallace Chan will be at the V&A to launch his must-have autobiography, Dream, Light, Water.

Alongside award-winning jewellery historian Vivienne Becker, Chan will deliver a talk that is sure to delight anyone with a passion for jewellery, for Chan is a jeweller on a grand scale, who creates one-of-a-kind artworks in gems that are magical and wholly unique. Afterwards, Wallace will be hosting a Champagne reception for select guests.

Chan's spirituality - guided by his Zen philosophy - is at the heart of everything he creates, and each jewel has a story to tell, from The Pursuer, a brooch in the shape of a stallion that incorporates Chinese painting techniques, to the Sea Fairies, a pair of Paraiba tourmaline earrings inspired by seashells.

The conversation will delve into the philosophies and inspirations behind these astonishing creations, as well as uncovering the innovative carving and stone-setting techniques that Chan uses to turn his vision into bejewelled reality.

This one-off event is hosted by the V&A in collaboration with Rizzoli, the publisher of Wallace Chan's biography, and will be followed by an exhibition of 40 of his unique jewellery creations at Masterpiece London from 30 June to 6 July.


Not to be missed Not to be missed

A rare opportunity to see a jewellery master - and his creations - in person as Wallace Chan arrives in the UK for the first time.


  • London
  • address: Cromwell Road, London
  • tube: South Kensington

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