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Confessions of a Jewelry Artist: New Book Divulges His Painstaking Methods

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There are lots of pictures, and it costs $280.

In an attempt to reveal his techniques so that others may learn from them, world-renowned jewelry designer Wallace Chan has published his first book, “Dream Light Water,” Forbes writes. The article says that Chan took two and a half years to perfect the gem-carving technique for which he’s best known: The Wallace Cut, “where he creates a reverse image in the back of a gem using cameo and intaglio carving techniques that result in a multiple-dimensional trompe l’oiel effect when seen from the front of the gem.” The book contains 260 color photographs and illustrations of 86 different pieces in “extreme close-ups,” and it retails for $280.

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