Cindy Chao’s museum-calibre Black Label Masterpieces combine the rarest of gemstones with exceptional design. Created in limited edition and often taking more than 1,000 hours to bring to life, they are highly sought-after by jewellery connoisseurs worldwide.
To her fans’ delight, Chao is one of 40 newcomers exhibiting at this year’s European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in the Dutch city of Maastricht. One of the most esteemed organisations in the world of fine art, antiques and design, TEFAF runs three prestigious fairs a year—the Maastricht event, which takes place this month, and two in New York.
A shift towards modern and contemporary galleries has seen a rise in the number of jewellers that show their collections at TEFAF, but Cindy Chao: The Art Jewel is the only high jewellery brand to join its Haute Joaillerie section at this year’s Maastricht edition.
“I am honoured to present my latest collection at TEFAF Maastricht, one of the world’s leading organisations for museum-quality fine art, antiques and design,” says Chao. “My 2019 Black Label Masterpieces are a reflection of my family heritage, which I want to pay tribute to.”
The collection unveiled at TEFAF by Chao, the granddaughter of an architect and daughter of a sculptor, celebrates her family’s legacy. Her 2019 Black Label Masterpieces are delicately showcased on a sculpture Chao calls Tree of Life, each piece drenched in diamonds and bursting with colour.