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Didier Ltd is unique in specialising in jewellery made and designed by painters, sculptors, architects and designers from the late 19th to the end of the 20th century. These artists are all recognised internationally for their art, but their jewellery is less well known or recorded. These jewels are very intimate and personal expressions of their art and may be regarded as wearable sculptures. Indeed for Calder, the wearer became a ‘living work of art”. The jewels were made as gifts for family and friends, especially by sculptors who are generally more adept in working their ideas out on a smaller scale, while for others it was a conscious exercise to create designs in miniature. Painters and print-makers are more likely to need the help of a facilitator to turn their designs into three-dimensional jewels, and the resulting pieces are more usually produced in small limited editions.

This website has two main parts: Jewellery by Artists and Jewellery by Designers. The former contains jewels by painters and sculptors, while the latter is much more wide-reaching to include signed works by studio and artistic jewellers, as well as by architects and designers. For us, the design of any jewel is more important than its intrinsic value. The gallery does not deal in contemporary jewels or re-issues, and with our historic perspective we are uniquely placed to acquire only those pieces that truly reflect the artist's language as welll as the most iconic jewellery designs from the second half of the 20th century. Indeed, the gallery now frequently lends pieces to international exhibitions, details of which may be found under Events, while also taking part in some of the most prestigious art and antiques fairs/shows in the world.

COVID 19 unfortunately means that the gallery is currently closed to visitors although we can answer any enquires and ship pieces worldwide. Normally in January we would be taking part in The Winter Show in the Park Avenue Armory in New York, but this year it has become an online affair available until the 31st January. To visit our virtual gallery and exhibitors page please click here

We do not know when our next physical fair/show will be: TEFAF New York is slated for 6th-9th May, although still unconfirmed, while TEFAF Maastricht has been moved to the end of May and early June. It will now be a 9-day fair, with a 2-day VIP opening over the weekend of 29th and 30th May and then to the public from 31st May to 6th June. Further information can be found at www.tefaf.com and if you would like to be added to our email list to receive further information and gallery news please let us know contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Also originally scheduled to open in May and again delayed until May 2021 (dates tbc) is the exhibition, "Picasso and the Artist's Jewellery" to be held in the Museu Picasso, Barcelona. As a gallery, Didier Ltd, is always very happy to share our knowledge and to lend works for public display and this exhibition is no exception with 15 examples of Picasso's work drawn from our collection comprising both unique pieces and others made in editions, both in gold and in terracotta.

In the meantime we are busy working on our next catalogues: the first will examine Italian post-war artist and artistic jewellery with a focus on the Padua School, while the second will be devoted soley to the jewels of Salvador Dalí.