Grand Palais, Paris
September 14-23
1 Avenue Géneral Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
+33 1 44 13 17 17

What has always made the Biennale des Antiquaires such an important event is not just the quality of what is on offer but also the mix of what is on show – from archaeological treasures and antiquities to sculpture and books, it is comparable only to The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), which takes place annually in Maastricht. High jewelry in particular has increasingly been represented and this year sees 10 of the most important jewelry houses presenting their work: Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, Chaumet, Dior Joaillerie, Piaget, Siegelson, Van Cleef & Arpels, Wallace Chan and Harry Winston.

Targeting the connoisseur collectors that the Biennale is known for attracting, these jewellers are set to showcase their most important pieces both new and antique. Avant-garde creativity will be combined with traditional craftsmanship of the highest quality for a spectacular show of gems.

Perhaps the most intriguing exhibitor is Hong Kong-based Wallace Chan, who is not only the only jeweler to show from outside of Europe and the USA but is still relatively unknown and is headed up by Chan himself, an artist who is considered one of the world’s most important living jewelers.