From Mine to Store: Getting Schooled by Wallace Chan’s Cool Fish Bangle

Wallace Chan liked the idea of a bracelet featuring fish swimming in a bowl. But once he meticulously carved a school of fish into a thick crystal bangle, he felt “a bit sad for the fish to live in a bowl.” So the Hong Kong–based designer created a coral forest, illuminated by a smattering of sapphires and diamonds, which he attached to the bangle, letting the fish peek out from in between. “Then the question became: Are they in a bowl now, because of the curve we see?” he says. “Or are they in the sea, because of the coral?” Ultimately, he decided, “The two pairs of fish have water and love. And wherever they are, they are contented in their own universe.”  Sea Worthy The bangle itself is made of two pieces of carved crystal (514.35 cts. t.w.), and the coral crafted of titanium. Chan chose titanium because “the color of the titanium structure is essential

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