11am-8pm; until 6pm on Sunday.
At PAD London, the leading exhibition of 20th century art, design and decorative arts, you will find an eclectic array of jewels, both old and new.
London’s leafy Berkeley Square will be transformed with the arrival of PAD’s large black marquee, which is home to the leading lights in 20th century art, design and decorative arts for one week. And each year, there are more reasons for jewellery lovers to visit with ever more bejewelled delights alighting in Mayfair.
This bijoux London exhibition, now in its 10th year, is welcoming 62 galleries for 2016. These include, for the first time, German jeweller Hemmerle, which will be showcasing The [AL] Project, crafted from humble aluminium with spectacular results, alongside its extraordinary jewels.
Suzanne Syz, the Geneva jeweller with a love of colour and a sense of humour, will present her latest one-off creations, including the twirling pearl and tanzanite earrings. Louisa Guinness brings us jewels by Ron Arad, Nic Fiddian and contemporary artists offering an innovative and highly portable way to collect art.
Be sure not to miss work by Greek jewellery genius Ilias Lalounis, showing at Karry Berreby. Siegelson, the New York house specialising in antique jewels with an enviable collection of Cartier, brings to London a snappy pair of diamond dress clips by the French maison amongst its impeccable wares. And if this weren’t enough, Siegelson also offers for sale a striking black lacquer and silver cuff by Jean Després. Després was one of the groundbreaking French Art Moderne designers of the 1920s, who brought the sleek, functional lines of his work as an airplane draftsman to jewellery, making this a history lesson for the wrist.
Don’t miss a golden opportunity to see Elizabeth Taylor’s iconic Bulgari Serpenti bracelet, as worn by the diva in Rome in 1972 while filming Cleopatra, at Siegelson, New York.