"The life of Andrew Grima, the Italian-Anglo jeweler beloved of the royals, is celebrated in a stunning new book." - People
"a detailed and lavishly illustrated portrait" - Rapaport magazine
The father of modern jewellery, the
golden engineer, the King of Bling... These are just some of the
epithets assigned to Andrew Grima, the British genius who marched in the
vanguard of a 1960s London-based movement that created a new vocabulary
for jewellery design.
Jeweller to the royals and the jet set, to
the rule makers and the tastemakers, Grima was a feted celebrity who
appeared on talk shows, in Pathe newsreels and in advertisements for
Canada Dry. He won The Queen's Award for Export, The Duke of Edinburgh's
Prize for Elegant Design and a record 11 De Beers Diamonds
International Awards (the 'Oscars' of the jewellery world).
This book illuminates the
career of a man who participated in a golden age of British creativity.
It contains a dazzling array of never-before-seen sketches, designs and
photographs from the Grima archives and includes a sparkling preface
from the doyen of jewellery experts, TV celebrity Geoffrey Munn. A
must-buy publication for art and jewellery lovers alike.
discovering the work of Andrew Grima, I have not only become a collector of his
exquisite creations, I have also become one of the many to be inspired by his
unique and inimitable designs. Each piece of jewellery, each watch, each object
is a sculpture." - Marc
work, his style, is completely identifiable, it's unique." - James
Taffin de Givenchy