Didier Ltd is a London-based gallery run by Didier Haspeslagh and Martine Newby Haspeslagh that specializes in jewelry by leading Modern Masters, painters and sculptors who are recognized internationally for their art. These jewels are historical pieces, produced primarily from 1940 to 1990, and blur the boundaries between art and jewelry, while also being small, intimate expressions of their creator’s art.
The jewels themselves were made either as unique pieces, often as personal gifts for family and friends, or produced in small limited editions. Although they represent miniature works of art or wearable sculptures for the artist, they can be very large and make a dramatic statement when worn. The intrinsic value of the materials used was largely immaterial and ranges from wood or brass, to silver and gold. These artists’ jewels will be exhibited alongside the best creations produced by twnetieth-century designers and architects, all of which display innovative approaches to jewelry design.