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Maastricht, The Netherlands, once again hosted The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) 2016, held at the Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre. From 11 to 20 March, the fair provided a platform for collectors, connoisseurs, curators, and art lovers from all the world to gather and appreciate fine art.   Presenting…

With a sweeping look across the long history of jewellery, The Jewellery Book highlights icons and eras that elevated jewels from trinket to art. Every connoisseur has a preference when classifying jewellery, be it by historical period, trend, stone, or geographical region. Crystal Arts Publications, the brain behind The Jewellery Book, takes a somewhat…

Earrings are an easy accessory to complement a hairstyle and lighten up an outfit. Usually found in identical pairs, they play a vital role in enhancing facial symmetry, our traditional idea of attractiveness and beauty. The more symmetrical a woman’s face, the more attractive she is, so conventional wisdom goes.…

Soft and delicate, the colour pink represents grace, femininity and tenderness. But beyond colour-gender norms, pink has also taken on symbolism of strength, optimism and compassion. The pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness, for instance, encourages hope and conviction among breast cancer patients and their family. In jewellery, pink diamonds…

A bittersweet moment for everybody at the show, the last days of BaselWorld are always sentimental. Relieved and a tad sad that the show is about to wrap up, but always grateful for yet another worthwhile event. With all the new jewellery collections and watch complications introduced this year, it…

From the largest to the rarest, nature has provided jewellery designers with an array of fine gems and raw materials that are vital to their creations. most jewellers pay homage to Mother Nature by creating a nature-inspired collection that includes common motifs of flowers and animals. SolitaireLuxe looks into some new…

It’s almost the end of the show, but the excitement is still high within the four corners of the exhibition halls. Tiring as always, the show not only provides the venue for brands to show off their new novelties, it is an opportunity for old friends and colleagues to reunite,…

Peridots, sapphires, and tourmalines bring out the best in diamonds, as seen in some of our favourite pieces. Whether used as centre stones or as accents, these gemstones complement the brilliance of diamonds. This year, jewellery is also all about function and wearability. From Carlo Barberis’ flexible bracelets to Victor…

Move over monkeys, apparently this is the year of the bird ― at least in the world of haute horlogerie. From Jaquet Droz’s Charming Bird to Bulgari’s Lycea Giardino Paradiso and Chanel’s Mademoiselle Prive, the bird is taking centre stage in this year’s watch novelties. Burgundy and blue seem to…