Old-cut diamonds and fantastical gems: TEFAF Maastricht’s unmissable jewels

Old-cut diamonds and fantastical gems: TEFAF Maastricht's unmissable jewels

It may be a royal pain to get to, but TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) in Maastricht, the Netherlands, is worth the trip. This year’s fair (16 – 24 March) is the 32nd such event, and has become the most respected exhibition of art, antiques and collectibles in the world (apparently the private jet landings at the local airport during the fair are sight enough).

Collectors of a vast array of independently vetted items (TEFAF takes the vetting process of every single exhibitor and item extremely seriously) swarm to get first dibs on everything from early 19th century sculpture to 13th century illuminated manuscripts.

But increasingly, they’re also swarming to see important antique, vintage and…

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