An amethyst and diamond dress ring, by Andrew Grima,
Lot 93
An amethyst and diamond dress ring,
by Andrew Grima, 1964
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 9,809) inc. premium

Lot Details
An amethyst and diamond dress ring, by Andrew Grima,
An amethyst and diamond dress ring, by Andrew Grima, 1964
The oval fancy-cut amethyst within a pierced "flaming" mount, composed of 18 carat yellow gold tongues of fire, some with brilliant and single-cut diamond decoration, unsigned, workshop mark HJCo, London hallmark, ring size I

Footnotes

  • The innovative British jewellery designer, Andrew Grima (1921-2007), was first and foremost an artist. He was interested in the organic possibilities of jewellery design, preferring unconventional stones whose visual impact outweighed their monetary value. Precious stones were used only as integral parts of the design, not as the focus of the piece itself. This is why Grima's work, in its diversity and beauty, is so enduring and why he stands out from other post-war jewellery designers. His charisma and flair as an artist and salesman meant he was held in extraordinary affection and admiration by a wide clientele, including Princess Margaret, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Queen Elizabeth II. As Andrew Grima once said, "a 50-carat topaz can become art, a 50-carat diamond should be in the bank vault."
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