A Gold & Diamond Lozenge Shape Brooch by Grima
An abstract yellow gold and diamond brooch by Grima. A lozenge shaped openwork brooch with overlapping twisted rows of gold in a wire-like design set with 4 rows of circle-cut diamonds laced in between. Circa 1960s.
Andrew Grima’s designs are totally unique and instantly recognisable. This is perhaps due to his unorthodox education. He came late to jewellery design, initially studying mechanical engineering at Nottingham University.
After serving in the 7th Indian Division in Burma through the Second World War, he returned to England intent on furthering his artistic education. His plan was thwarted, however, as all the arts schools were still closed. Instead, he began a secretarial course. Here he met, Helene who he would later marry.
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