The jewels return to the Tefaf of Maastricht. Here are some of the most interesting pieces ♦ ︎
Tefaf is back (Maastricht, 10-18 March). Founded in 1988, the Dutch city fair is considered the world’s premier appointment for art, antiques, design and special jewelery. Although it has recently multiplied with two events in spring and autumn in New York, the original Tefaf in Maastricht is still the most awaited event. Managed as a non-profit foundation, Tefaf boasts a tradition of masterpieces in every category of art, design and antiques, but also of Haute Joaillerie. And even this year the strong pieces of jewelry are not lacking. You can find very different jewels, from a gold pendant, emeralds and enamel made in Spain in the eighteenth century, to a ring by the Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro, or the bracelet with matching ring of Cartier in 18k yellow gold, amethyst and turquoise , dated between 1966 and 1969. But there is no shortage of contemporary jewels, such as earrings with smoky quartz, brown diamonds, bronze and white gold from Hemmerle. It’s also by the refined German Maison is the Harmony bracelet with aquamarine, aluminum and white gold with a diameter of about 8 centimeters, another piece of great design.
Among other things, more in general, Tefaf boasts a great deal of control over the quality, authenticity and condition of the objects proposed: an aspect not to be underestimated when buying vintage pieces. Federico Graglia