Now an annual event, the 28th Biennale des Antiquaires welcomes four of the finest young high jewellery houses in the world for 2016.
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Long regarded as the most important event in the jewellery calendar, this year's Biennale des Antiquaires sees a shake-up in proceedings as it's out with the old and in with the new. With Biennale regulars including Cartier, Chanel and Piaget forgoing this year's fair, the stage is set for three high jewellers who have never shown at the Biennale before to share their latest creations with jewellery connoisseurs and art aficionados.
You can feel the passion in Boghossian's jewels, so be sure to hunt down this Swiss brand. Established in 2008, Boghossian prides itself on developing groundbreaking jewellery making techniques that push the boundaries of design, and the results are nothing less than spectacular.
Newcomer Cindy Chao has never shown her jewels in public before, which makes this a momentous occasion for the Taiwanese jeweller. Expect some spectacular one-of-a-kind works of art from this fiercely creative designer.
The ambitious Nirav Modi, who is soon to open a showroom on London's Bond Street, is focussing on the diamond in all its forms for his Biennale collection, with plenty of rare and valuable gemstones, plus jewels that are an extravagant homage to India, the country of his birth.
Swiss jewellery house de GRISOGONO is no stranger to the Biennale, and this year founder Fawaz Gruosi is playing on his signature passion for bold volume and intense colour contrasts. Among the highlights on show from the new Folies high jewellery collection will be pieces set with important diamonds that are worth stopping by for, even if you are just at the Biennale for a spot of window shopping.
If you are not already familiar with the jewels of Boghossian, make a beeline for this Swiss brand as soon as you arrive. Each one-of-a-kind jewel is a mesmerising mix of colour, creativity and out-of-this-world gemstones.