Artists with a measurable eye for jewellery Four of the world's top living artists who have tried making jewellery have donated examples that will be sold for charity at sotheby's tomorrow.Artists give works to charity on daily Pandora Spacers Beads basis, but this can be the first occasion on which these artists have taken part in a jewellery sale. So, it is building on small charted tradition of jewellery making by earlier 20th century artists who worked primarily as painters or sculptors.Picasso and braque both made jewellery late within careers, as did that surrealists salvador dal man ray and meret oppenheim.Inside sixties and seventies, the italian goldsmith giancarlo montebello worked with a number of recent artists, much like lucio fontana and niki de st phalle. The most bold 20th century artist to work in this vein was the american sculptor alexander calder, whose best handmade jewellery from the forties has sold at auction for all $350, 000(In your art basel miami beach fair this month, the pace wildenstein gallery from new york mounted is really a display of calder jewellery, where the cost ranged from $25, 000 to finally $450, 000.An exhibition of his jewellery is currently at the city museum in new york and will travel to the irish museum of modern art in dublin next year. Examples by calder and products can be 20th century artists are included in an exhibition mounted by the specialist dealer louisa guinness at the ben brown gallery in cork street, which shuts on friday.Prices here vary from 1, 050 for a pair of silver skull and cross bone studs by tim noble and sue webster to nearer $125, 000 for a calder diamond necklace.Dal eye of time brooch is is the only dealer in britain specialising in jewellery designed by artists distinct from professional jewellery designers.A hobbyist at first, she opened for small business enterprise in 2003 after commissioning artists anish kapoor, antony gormley and sam taylor wood to make works that she relates to as"Laptop sculptures'' for sale.A long time ago two years, she has commissioned new works such as a necklace in the form of a lightbulb by michael craig martin, a blood shaped, diamond emblazoned pendant by marc quinn, and a pair of spoon shaped engraved cufflinks for men with original collages by peter blake. At the planning fair in london in october, she was you'll find the most successful exhibitors, selling works by a lot of her artists. "Vast majority of buyers were in london for the frieze art fair, '' states, defining the art not craft appeal of the work she sells. "Wearable art is the actual jewellery, '' alleges guinness, and it is starting to catch on.And additionally other specialised galleries that have sprung up in germany, paris and san francisco, museums are also taking interest in it.In the last two years, the city museum in new york and the museum of fine arts in boston have acquired large collections of art jewellery. "They defend another art form.A person find them in the jewellery store, '' reports jane aldin, of the city. But later today, damien hirst et al will be in the new environs of a jewellery sale.Considering the maelstrom swirling around the contemporary art market at the time, this could just are a safe haven. In paris, where people are traviling to where there's a devaluation of the rouble, they are putting their funds into gold, which has reached record prices.The sotheby's great deals is, which means that, a test both for progressive art and for the jewellery market as a whole.