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Celeb Jewelry is Part of Fine Art Event

Tuesday 16 March 2010 @ 16:55 - GMT

The 23rd European Fine Art Fair, or TELAF, has opened in Maastricht in the Netherlands.

This years highlights one of the last major paintings by Paul Gauguin and a key early work by Damien Hirst.


All told, a record number of 263 of the worlds top art and antiques dealers will be exhibiting at TELAF this year.

London jewellers Hancocks are bringing a bit of celebrity bling to this years fair,exhibiting an 18-carat yellow gold cuff bracelet set with brilliant-cut diamonds. The bracelet was designed in 1979 by Alfred  Durante, the former Director of Design at Cartier, New York. Reputedly three of these bangles were made, two completely diamond-set for Elizabeth Taylor, and the third for Elton.

Telaf runs at the Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre through the 21st of March.