Gallery to transform into a ‘chamber of curiosities’ for showcase.

Shaun Leane has announced plans to collaborate with photographer Nick Knight for its first solo exhibition.

The avant-garde jewellery company will showcase its pieces at Knight’s SHOWstudio space in London from May 22 to August 29.


According to an official press release, “The show will offer an unprecedented opportunity to delve into the psyche of Britain’s leading jewellery house and debut eight highly imaginative bespoke creations that each represent a key motif from their collections.

“The gallery will be transformed into a chamber of curiosities with each piece of jewellery being accompanied by an artwork, fashion piece or natural history specimen that has served as an inspiration to the house.”

The show will feature a single diamond tusk earring as an ode to Leane’s creation that was first seen on Alexander McQueen’s catwalk in 1994.

It will also present a gem-set butterfly brooch displayed alongside an original Damien Hirst painting, an elaborate pair of feather hoop earrings with a Philip Treacy hat, and a piece accompanied by the largest natural emerald in the world.

Artwork by Korean light sculptor Ahn Chulhyun will inspire a new aurora ring and an antique kimono from the archive of Daphne Guinness will be the impetus for a set of statement cherry blossom cuffs.