Bao Bao Wan 18K Gold and Diamond Fan Bangle

Bao Bao Wan 18-karat yellow gold (124.72 grams) fan bangle featuring 450 yellow, cognac, and pink diamonds (6.50 carats); 1874 white diamonds (6.20 carats); 2 marquise-shaped diamonds (1.14 carats); and 26 pear-shaped yellow, cognac, and pink diamonds (4.24 carats).

In her La Brise De La Danse Series, Wan played on the Western perspective of Chinese culture. The seventeenth-century Chinoiserie movement was a period when European styles were hugely influenced by Chinese artistic values. Wan chose to represent her take on this in the motif of the fan, which is used in both Chinese and Western dance, music and opera, as a symbol inherent to both cultures. The frame of the fan is construed delicately like lace, with tassels portrayed like tear drops, trembling delicately in the breeze.