Blue topaz, diamond, cultured pearl and ruby necklace/brooch, by Wallace Chan.

A woman’s face and a foliate branch skillfully carved inside the rectangular-shaped blue topaz, flanked by pavé-set brilliant-cut diamond panthers with marquise-cut ruby eyes, joined to the two-strand round white cultured pearl necklace, mounted in 18k white gold.

The name ‘cutting Wallace »/ »Wallace-cut » refers to a cutting founded in 1987 by Wallace Chan the cameo and intaglio techniques are combined, resulting in a three-dimensional engraving.