TEFAF 2018: High jewellery highlights of this year's art fair

TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) is an exhibition which was established in 1988 by art dealers, and has since grown to become one of the most anticipated fairs of the year in the world of fine art and high jewellery alike. Before you go to visit the fair, why not look through some highlights of Haute Joaillerie that will be showcased at 2018’s TEFAF Maastricht, held at the MECC Maastricht from 8th - 18th March.


Hemmerle are often cited as being favoured by jewellery writers because of the wealth of unique features and materials used in their pieces. Pictured below are 5 of their new creations exhibited at TEFAF Maastricht 2018. They all feature the characteristic texture, intriguing materials and spellbinding attention to detail which the Munich-based jeweller is renowned for.

 'G' by Glenn Spiro

One of the most exciting additions to this year’s exhibition is 'G' by Glenn Spiro, for whom it is the first time displaying his pieces at TEFAF Maastricht. Among the jewellery which Glenn will be presenting from his 'G London' collection are the ‘Sirene’ cuffs; made from Titanium and 18k White Gold, set with 350 pear cut diamonds weighing a total of 77.21carats, and complemented by 11,412 round diamonds.

Otto Jakob

For TEFAF Maastricht 2018, German art jeweller Otto Jakob has prepared 4 new pieces; an amulet, a ring, and two sets of earrings. One of the most spectacular creations is undoubtedly the ‘Impactus’ earrings, which are crafted from debris which was ejected from the impact of a meteorite landing 15 million years ago. Otto continues to be inspired by the spiritual power of Etruscan, Celtic and Hellenic jewellery, and this is clearly reflected in the design motifs of these latest pieces.

Wallace Chan

Wallace Chan returns to TEFAF Maastricht to display 30 unique jewellery pieces, with the most spectacular creations of 2018 edition being ‘Light Spiral’ earrings, the ‘Soaring Spirit’ brooch and ‘A Love Tale’ brooch. All these jewels feature not just the exquisite signature design of the Asian master jeweller, but also extraordinary gemstones; the ‘Light Spiral’ earrings exhibiting 4.02ct yellow diamond, the ‘Soaring Spirit’ - 17.67carats Tsavorite Garnet, and ‘A Love Tale’ brooch - 23.09 carats jadeite.

Verdura and Belperron

Debuting new and vintage collections at TEFAF this year, Verdura and Belperron focuse on highlighting each house’s archival designs. Verdura will debut the ‘Ravenna Cuff’ as the highlight of the 'Breaking Away: The Quest for Colour' collection. It was originally created by Verdura for Coco Chanel in the 1930s, and features green tourmalines tanzanites, aquamarines with amethysts. This is the first time that the cuff will have been displayed in over 80 years, and is truly a perfect representation of the combination between art and jewellery objects of importance which TEFAF presents. Belperron will debut its 'Toujours' collection, celebrating the agelessness of Suzanne Belperron’s designs; including the ‘Triple Wave’ cuffs, signature ‘Corne’ earclips and Serti Couteau ‘Paisley’ earclips.


Reza is a jewellery house known for the setting of rare gemstones in an exceptional manner and design infused with creativity. The pieces which Reza creates have to be credited as being among the best in the world to be showcased in such a celebrated design event. For TEFAF Maastricht 2018 Olivier Reza has created 2 new jewels, one of which is the Zamarat Necklace featuring a Colombian emerald weighing 19.78 carats as well as emerald beads, cultured pearls and diamonds.

Van Cleef & Arpels

At this year’s TEFAF, Van Cleef & Arpels will display pieces from the 'Heritage' collection, featuring creations from the1920s to the 1960s. One of the houses icon motifs has become their high jewellery representations of the peony flower, and the ‘Pivoine Spinelle’ clip is the perfect example of this. Featuring pink, red and peach toned spinels, as well as asymmetric diamond leaves, it is a jewel that will certainly fascinate the visitors of this year’s Fair.

TEFAF Maastricht brings together over 7000 years of art history with a peerless combination of prestigious and intriguing brands. Over the 20 years of the exhibit, TEFAF has become recognised as the go-to destination to experience the height of masterful jewellery, art and unique design - 2018 will certainly be another year of magnificent fine jewellery discoveries.

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