Who: Biennale des Antiquaires

What: Jewels 

Where: Grand Palais

When: 11-21 September 2014

“to create an event where the beauty of the objects displayed would rival that of the women who would visit the exhibition’’

This coming week plays host to the 27th Biennale des Antiquaires. Set in Paris under the extraordinary glass roofs of the Grand Palais where the finest jewellery will be exhibited.

Grand Palais, Paris 

The 2012 26th Biennale Des Antiquaires saw the first Asian Jewellery house to be invited, Wallace Chan, and the first appearance of Bulgari at the event. This year expect to see all the houses come together: Boucheron, Cartier, Chanel, Harry Winston, Piaget, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Chaumet, Dior, and Wallace Chan. With each house given the opportunity to create their own personal jewelling mecca within a mini maison. Prepare for a breeze of New York at Harry Winston and chic interior at Chanel.

Harry Winston at Biennale des Antiquaires 

Houses such as Harry Winston have been present at the Biennale since 1974. Frédéric de Narp, President and CEO says “At Harry Winston, we share in the same values of authenticity, exclusivity and a quest for the exceptional. We look forward to sharing a selection of our rarest and most spectacular designs with all the devotees of fine jewellery and art who will attend.”

Wave necklace with 534 brilliant-cut diamonds and a single 60.14 carat pear-cut diamond, in a platinum setting. 

Above all, the exhibition is like no other, the dealers are eager to discuss their pieces and ‘do not touch’ signs are nowhere to be seen.