The Return of Past Glory
In addition to the monetary value, family heirlooms or souvenir of love expression reveal very personal and emotional nostalgia that cannot be
Heirloom pieces tell us about the history of a family, reveals the identity, social status, taste and culture which are closely linked to the culture and civilization of its time. Timeless charm of antique jewelry bring a brighter glow of past glory into the lifestyle of today’s contemporary women.
In Tefaf in Maastricht, Harper's Bazaar met antique jewelry experts namely Veronique Bamps of Monaco, Guy Burton, Director Bespoke Hancocks of London (since 1849). From our talk, we understand that collecting antique jewelry requires understanding and facts gathering to establish the authenticity which secures its investment value. And they ended up giving us some tips in starting a collection.
Van Cleef & Arpels, New York, 1970. Collection of Van Cleef & Arpels