The Re­turn of Past Glory

Harper's Bazaar Art (Indonesia) - - The News - By liny agus­tini

In ad­di­tion to the mon­e­tary value, fam­ily heir­looms or sou­venir of love ex­pres­sion re­veal very per­sonal and emo­tional nos­tal­gia that can­not be

mea­sured mon­e­tar­ily.

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

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