news — July 4, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Grima revolution continues





The new jewels of the historic London Maison Grima presented at the Masterpiece London ♦

The yellow gold Scarab brooch with carved rubies and diamond decorations is one of the favorite jewels of Queen Elizabeth, who often wears it on her left shoulder. It is a gift from Prince Philip and was designed and made by Andrew Grima in 1966.

La regina Elisabetta con la spilla Scarab di Grima, assieme al principe Filippo
La regina Elisabetta con la spilla Scarab di Grima, assieme al principe Filippo

Born in Rome in 1921, but raised in London, Andrew Grima was an Anglo-Italian designer who became known as the dean of modern jewelry design in Britain. He passed away in 2007, but his artistic legacy passed to his wife Jojo and daughter Francesca, who did not betray the spirit of the Maison. Indeed, the new works of the Maison Grima appear every year at the Masterpiece London Fair.

Anello in oro con ametista e diamanti di Jojo Grima, 2014
Anello in oro con ametista e diamanti di Jojo Grima, 2014

The Financial Times compared Andrew Grima to Jackson Pollock, which means breaking with any formalism to seek maximum freedom of expression. He was one of the first jewelers, in fact, to consider semi-precious stones on a par with the most celebrated ones. Tourmalines, quartz and opals have been chosen as the protagonists of many pieces of fine jewelry.
Andrew Grima, anello in oro con citrino e diamanti, 1969
Andrew Grima, anello in oro con citrino e diamanti, 1969

Grima was a genius, and according to some, he was the most important English jeweler of the last century, creator of an immediately recognizable aesthetic, very imitated. It was the London of the Sixties, between the rock revolution and Mary Quant. The story tells of how Grima, who worked in his father-in-law’s jewelry, convinced his wife’s father in 1948 to buy a suitcase of large Brazilian stones, such as aquamarine, citrines, tourmalines and raw amethysts, proposed by two South American merchants. That was his take-off track towards the jewelry revolution. Margherita Donato





Anello un oro, smeraldo, diamanti
Anello un oro, smeraldo, diamanti

Anello con oro, diamanti, tormalina
Anello con oro, diamanti, tormalina
Anello in oro con zaffiro giallo, 1994
Anello in oro con zaffiro giallo, 1994
Una pubblicità degli anni Sessanta di Canada Dry con Andrew Grima
Una pubblicità degli anni Sessanta di Canada Dry con Andrew Grima
Collana in oro e diamanti del 2011
Collana in oro e diamanti del 2011
Orecchini pendenti in oro e opale
Orecchini pendenti in oro e opale
Orecchini in oro intrecciato e opale
Orecchini in oro intrecciato e opale
Orecchini in oro, diamanti, granato
Orecchini in oro, diamanti, granato
Orecchini in oro e diamanti di Jojo Grima, 2018
Orecchini in oro e diamanti di Jojo Grima, 2015
Orecchini in oro e diamanti di Jojo Grima, 2015
Orologio Groenlandia disegnato per Omega nel 1970
Orologio Groenlandia disegnato per Omega nel 1970
Anello con quarzi fumé, Francesca Grima  2018
Anello con quarzi fumé, Francesca Grima
2018
Shell necklace, 1972
Shell necklace, 1972
Spilla Tube, Andrew Grima, 1972
Spilla Tube, Andrew Grima, 1972
Spilla Lichene, in oro e diamanti
Spilla Lichene, in oro e diamanti
Spilla del 1970
Spilla del 1970
Spilla con agata geode, ANdrew Grima, 2006
Spilla con agata geode, ANdrew Grima, 2006
Spilla in oro e diamanti del 1966
Spilla in oro e diamanti del 1966

Anello con tormalina verde e diamanti, Francesca Grima
Anello con tormalina verde e diamanti, Francesca Grima







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