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Van Cleef & Arpels presents its jewellery collection at the Fine Art and Antique Fair TEFAF Maastricht

06 march 2019

Van Cleef & Arpels will present a collection of vintage and contemporary pieces at the Fine Art and Antique Fair TEFAF Maastricht from March 16th to 24th, 2019, as per the report on the official site of the company.

Image credit: Van Cleef & Arpels

This time, Van Cleef & Arpels will showcase its heritage collection and vintage High Jewelry and Jewelry pieces from 1920 until 1990. The Maison will reveal some of its High Jewelry signatures.
The visitors of the fair will be able to appreciate distinguishable craftsmanship of the jewellery Maison which rich style has become highly recognizable all over the world.

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg