In September in auction by Bonhams in London 55 jewels designed by Andrew Grima ♦ ︎
Everything is ready for the new season of autumn auctions. On September 20th in London, the largest private collection of jewels dedicated to the Andrew Grima brand has been launched. To sell jewels comes the Bonhams auction house.
The charismatic Anglo-Italian jeweler Andrew Grima has been considered one of the most audacious and imaginative designers of the last century. He has been the reference jeweler for real, celebrity, socialite and artist during the legendary sixties and seventies. Her Majesty The Queen, Princess Margaret, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and the bond girl Ursula Andress were among her clients. Among his jewelery collectors today are designers such as Marc Jacobs and Miuccia Prada.
Grima was inspired by art, sculpture and the natural world, injecting a desperate need for originality and glamor in a stagnant, jewelery atmosphere of Great Britain at the time. He has created bold and unusual jewels whose laity value in their aesthetic composition and not just in the weight of carats of the stones used.
The collection, which will be sold by Bonhams, includes 55 jewels designed by Andrew Grima with some of the first pieces made in London in the 1960s and a selection from its most splendid period in the Seventies plus some special jewels in the Nineties and the latest products before death, in 2007.
There are also the clocks of the About Time collection for Omega, one of the most innovative, as well as works of the Rock Revival collection, with unusual cuts of precious stones.
After Andrew’s death, Maison’s work continues with the widow, Jojo, and her daughter Francesca. A number of lots for sale were exhibited at Grima’s retrospective exhibition held in London in 1991. Federico Graglia
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