Of course fine art and fine jewellery go hand in hand. One adorns our walls, the other our person. No wonder TEFAF Maastricht is a must-attend on our calendar every year, giving us the chance to explore the best in art, antiques, jewellery and design. Among the Old Masters, 20th century design and contemporary paintings are the most covetable pieces of Haute Joallerie to behold. Here’s what we would be adding to our collection…

BE STILL MY HEART



This emerald and gem-set ring by CHOPARD was designed as a flower, set at the centre with a heart-shaped emerald weighing an eye-catching 19 carats. A colourful overlapping gemstone surround completes the artistry.

Be still my heart

This emerald and gem-set ring by Chopard was designed as a flower, set at the centre with a heart-shaped emerald weighing an eye-catching 19 carats. A colourful overlapping gemstone surround completes the artistry.

Think pink!

These Hemmerle earrings mesmerize with an array of zircons, sapphires and demantoid garnets set in bronze and white gold.

A collectors dream

Otto Jacob’s precious red enamel earrings feature yellow gold casts of St. John wort’s petals (Hypericum perforatum). The ovaries of white gold are micro pavé set with diamonds and surrounded by stamens and pollen grains covered with deep red enamel.

Who doesn’t love the blues

Round diamonds and sapphires? Cabochon-cut turquoises? Yes, please. Van Cleef & Arpels’s motifs in this édaillons necklace and matching étoiles earrings reveal an Indian influence.

Take the plunge

Reza‘s Délhéa necklace features a 30.34-carat yellow cabochon Ceylon sapphire, a 5.76-carat Troidia Brazilian emerald, 11 yellow oval Cabochon sapphires weighing 3.48 carats, 103 princess-cut diamonds totalling 16.17 carats and 28 brilliant-cut, diamonds weighing 1.51 carat, all set in white browned gold. Yes, there’s a lot to love.

Go ahead and cuff me

…with Verdura’s Pair of sapphire, ruby and gold “Indian Cornonet” cuffs.

A ring of distinction

It was the distinctive form of the ruby’s main stone that first attracted its creator Wallace Chan. By marrying imagination with observation, he used pink sapphires to create a glacier-like form that blends harmonious colours, geometric shapes and dancing light.