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Bonhams Will Auction Largest Ever Sale of Andrew Grima Jewellery in September

Under the hammer: Bonhams will celebrate Andrew Grima's brilliance with a prolific new sale in September, featuring the largest ever private collection by the legendary society jeweller 

Fine jeweller Andrew Grima emerged during the 1960s, pioneering a new style of high-glamour, experimental fine jewellery that caught the attention of Lord Snowdon and Jackie Kennedy Onassis. His jewellery gallery on Jermyn Street opened in 1966 and was considered shocking for its time; a seductive, immersive lair of lustrous, daring designs that favoured rough, abstract rocks and sculptural jewels. 

In 1966 Grima was granted a Royal Warrant to Queen Elizabeth II, which he held for 20 years, and he counted Princess Margaret, Barbara Hepworth, Elizabeth Taylor and Bond Girl Ursula Andress among clients.Today, Grima’s ground-breaking work stands as a hallmark of high society during the Swinging Sixties and Seventies, and collectors include Miuccia Prada and Marc Jacobs. 

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This September, Bonhams will present the largest ever private collection of jewellery by Grima, featuring 55 pieces of jewellery. The sale includes a selection of early work from his heyday, in addition to a number of pieces from the nineties and an assortment made prior to his death in 2007. 

Highlights include the About Time watch collection for Omega, considered one of the most original and imaginative watch collections ever made, as well as his exuberant Rock Revival collection, crafted from hulking, uncut and rare gemstone crystals.  

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The current owner of the collection, who wishes to remain anonymous, commented: “When you look at a piece of Grima jewellery you are moved by exquisite artistry in much the same way that you would be moved standing in front of a beautiful painting. In fact, for me, Andrew Grima is the great impressionist of jewellers.”