March 2018
In March 2018 we exhibited at TEFAF Maastricht. Around 68,000 visitors from over 60 different countries were welcomed during the course of this highly successful Fair

March 2018
Set against a stunning backdrop of the highest quality and diversity the art world has to offer, collectors and enthusiasts from all over the word flock to Maastricht to visit TEFAF. We look forward to welcome you in our stand no 241 from 10-18 March 2018!

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Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India Centuries of royal treasures from India come to the United States for the first time, in an epic presentation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India features masterpieces and relics that illustrate the history and artistic legacy of the Rathore dynasty from the kingdom of Marwar-Jodhpur, in the northwestern state of Rajasthan. This must see exhibition runs through August 19, 2018


Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India One of the most intriguing series in Rembrandt's oeuvre comprises his drawings made in the style of artists serving the Mughal court in India. Juxtaposing Rembrandt's depictions of Mughal rulers and courtiers with Indian paintings and drawings of similar compositions, this exhibition at The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA, reveals how contact with Mughal art inspired Rembrandt to draw in an entirely different, refined style prompted by his curiosity for a foreign culture. This unique exhibition runs until June 24, 2018


The Rose Empire Nearly a century after the fall of Iran’s Qajar dynasty (which lasted from 1785 to 1925), and amidst the festivities of the two-week-long Iranian New Year (Norooz), a landmark exhibition at the Louvre Lens Museum in France is showcasing masterpieces of Qajar art. The exhibition’s interior and displays are the work of the renowned French fashion designer – and Qajar art lover – Christian Lacroix.

February 2018
Accompanying the invitation kit for TEFAF Maastricht, we treated our guests with ‘armcandy’; an exclusive publication, dedicated solely to traditional Indian arm Jewellery, all featured items will be on display in our stand at TEFAF. We loved working on this special project and are very pleased with the outcome!


Januari 2018
In January 2018 the Mr Suresh Dhadda and Mr Arun Dhadda hosted the official Indian presentation of the two volume publication Traditional Indian Jewellery : The Golden Smile of India & Beautiful People in the presence of Her Royal Highness Smt. Rajkumari Diyakumari of Jaipur at the Gyan Museum in Jaipur. We are forever grateful for the generous hospitality of the Dhaddha Family, but even more so for the connection and close friendship between our families! Further we are beyond proud of the achievements of our mother for her dedication and drive to create and complete this masterpiece! A true life’s work!


November 2017
In November 2017, Van Gelder Indian Jewellery hosted the presentation of Traditional Indian Jewellery, The Golden Smile of India & Beautiful People. His excellence Mr Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of the Netherlands received the first copy of this vast publication at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The books, authored by Mrs Bernadette van Gelder, were offered to H.E. by Dr. P. Rem, curator of Museum Paleis Het Loo. The cocktail party at the Rijksmuseum, was followed by a celebratory diner at Hotel The Dylan Amsterdam. The proceeds of the 250 first copies will benefit Bernadette van Gelder Foundation. This foundation supports female empowerment and education in India. For more information on the foundation or donations, please refer to


Photo credits: Barbara Kieboom

The day after the presentation at the Rijksmuseum, we hosted an exclusive reading and book talk by the author, Bernadette van Gelder, accompanied by Indian tea and treats at The Dylan Amsterdam


Photo credits: Barbara Kieboom

Coming November 2017 Van Gelder Indian Jewellery is hosting a Cocktail Party at The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam in honour of the publicationof Traditional Indian Jewellery - The Golden Smile of India. This vast and detailed book, consisting of two volumes and over 600 images, covers the rich heritage of indian jewellery and its significance. It is authored by Mrs Bernadette van Gelder, founder of Van Gelder Indian Jewellery.


Van Gelder Jewellery Talk@Hotel the Dylan Amsterdam
The second edition of the Van Gelder’s Summer lunch and Jewellery Talk at Hotel the Dylan Amsterdam, featuring eye opening parallels between old workmanship and techniques in traditional Indian jewellery and architectural elements of jali screens.


This 30th edition of TEFAF Van Gelder Indian Jewellery will present a new exhibition stand, featuring intricate architectural elements that are a modern day interpretation of traditional Jali screens. Jali is the term for perforated stone or latticed screen and was built by carving into stone, generally in geometric patterns, while later the Mughals used very finely carved floral designs. Jali helped in lowering the temperature by tempering sunlight and compressing air through the holes, and to reduce visibility for purdah (veil), casting long decorative shadows on walls and the floors. With the use of a deep brown tone, as a subtle reference to the Rajasthani sandstone, and cool blue hue, the Van Gelder’s aim to create a serene and subdued setting for the presentation of their collection of traditional Indian jewellery.

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In December 2016 Van Gelder Indian Jewellery hosted the premiere screening of their production The Origin of Quality in collaboration with Netherlands Gemmological Laboratory. The film was accompagnied by an extensive catalogue of which the first copy was presented to His Excellency J.S. Mukul, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.


In June 2016 Van Gelder hosted a Summer Lunch and Jewellery Talk at Hotel the Dylan in Amsterdam for a select group of aficionados and collectors!

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Leading up to the Holiday Season, Van Gelder Indian Jewellery hosted a cocktail at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Amsterdam, followed by a Private Viewing. In colaboration with Edwin Oudshoorn Couture, we created a Tableau Vivant where Art and Couture merged in an unparalleled way!


Inspired by their oriental journey, Ritual’s perfumers have masterfully crafted an exclusive collection of eight luxury and exquisite perfumes. To introduce this new and exclusive fragrance line, Rituals launched a worldwide advertising campaign and have asked Van Gelder Jewellery to provide the jewellery featuring in this campaign.

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This autumn the Victoria and Albert Museum in London will present a series of exhibitions, displays, events and digital initiatives that will explore the rich and varied culture of South Asia, both past and present.
The India Festival will mark the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Museum’s Nehru Gallery, which displays some of the most important objects from the V&A’s South Asian art collection produced between the 16th and 19th centuries.
One of the highlights of The India Festival will be the exhibion Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection

21 November 2015 – 28 March 2016
Turban ornament, © The Al Thani Collection Spectacular objects, drawn from a single private collection, will explore the broad themes of tradition and modernity in Indian jewellery. Highlights will include Mughal jades, a rare jewelled gold finial from the throne of Tipu Sultan, and pieces that reveal the dramatic changes that took place in Indian jewellery design during the early 20th century. The exhibition will examine the influence that India had on avant-garde European jewellery made by Cartier and other leading houses and will conclude with contemporary pieces made by JAR and Bhagat, which are inspired by a creative fusion of Mughal motifs and Art Deco ‘Indian’ designs.


Farewell to PAN Amsterdam After careful consideration we have decided that we will no longer be exhibiting at PAN Amsterdam.
As one of the very first exhibitors of this important Dutch art and antiques fair it has not been an easy decision. However, we feel it is time for a shift in focus for our Fall programm. We are currently developing new initiatives, an inspiring process on which we will be informing you in the very near future.


Addition to team Van Gelder We are very proud to inform you that we have welcomed Saskia Wibaut-van de Ven as the newest member to our team.
Most of you are familiar with Saskia as a solid presence during our fairs TEFAF, PAN Amsterdam and Hong Kong over the past 7 years. Besides playing a vital part during the fairs she will now also be working from our offices in s-Hertogenbosch.


The Stichting Diabetes Onderzoek Nederland
(Diabetes Research Foundation Netherlands), DON for short, was founded in 2006, with one clear goal: to cure diabetes. Because, even though diabetes is treatable, the disease cannot yet be cured. The complications are far-reaching – from blindness to amputations – and in the Netherlands alone, every hour someone dies as a result of diabetes. India has earned the dubious distinction of becoming the world's Diabetes capital. Diabetes is fast gaining the status of a potential epidemic in India with more than 62 million diabetic individuals currently diagnosed with the disease. We, at Van Gelder Indian Jewellery, strongly feel indebted to India, a country that has given us so much. It is therefore that, next to her personal motivations, Noëlle Viguurs van Gelder has taken seat in the board of DON Foundation. The DON Foundation is committed to a future without diabetes by funding fundamental research into a cure for diabetes.