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Jewelry Highlights From The Upcoming TEFAF Maastricht Fair


The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) is back. Running June 25–30, the art fair (widely regarded as one of the world’s best for the last 35 years) will kick off in Maastricht, Netherlands, where it’s expected to host 243 dealers and thousands of visitors from around the globe. But beyond masterpieces of fine art, antiques, and design, TEFAF offers some exceptional (and often overlooked) jewels that should not be missed. 

With more than 500 jewelry items on view and for sale, the selection includes every type of piece (bracelets, necklaces, rings, watches, brooches, and beyond) from the usual suspects such as Van Cleef & Arpels (particularly, a dazzling sapphire and diamond transformable necklace from the brand’s Heritage collection, circa 1969), Hemmerle (another sapphire necklace, but with an entirely different interpretation), as well as newer names. Jeweler Anna Hu, for example, will be showing her contemporary designs (beloved by celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow and Natalie Portman) at the fair for the very first time. The fair, therefore, is not only a place of appreciation for the legacy brands, but also a place to discover the new and up-and-coming. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the must-see pieces from the show—and trust us, there are many others where these came from.

Starburst brooch
A sunburst brooch in gold and platinum with diamonds and 6.25 ct. old European–cut diamond (circa 1905), price on request; A La Vieille Russie
Fossin bracelet
A Fossin bracelet in enameled yellow gold set with antique intaglio, circa 1835, in its original box, price on request; Veronique Bamps
Hemmerle necklace
A necklace in white gold and silver with sapphires, rock crystal, and labradorite, price on request; Hemmerle
Danbala ring
Danbala ring, price on request; Otto Jakob
Van Cleef necklace
Heritage collection transformable necklace (also shown at top) in platinum and white gold with 59 sapphires and diamonds, circa 1969, price on request; Van Cleef & Arpels

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By: Annie Davidson Watson

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