Bonhams announces sale of the largest private collection of Andrew Grima jewelry ever to come to auction
July 31, 2017: On September 20th, at Bonhams London, the largest private collection by the late Andrew Grima will be presented featuring 55 of his pieces as part of their Fine Jewelry sale. The collection includes some of the jeweler’s earliest pieces made in London during the Sixties, a seminal selection from his heyday in the 1970s, a number in the Nineties and an assortment made just before his death in 2007.
Anglo-Italian jeweler Andrew Grima was the go-to society jeweler for royals, celebrities, socialites and artists throughout the Sixties and Seventies and his earliest clients included HM The Queen, The Princess Margaret, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Bond Girl Ursula Andress.
Mr. Grima’s designs, which drew inspiration from art, sculpture and the natural world, where their value lay in their aesthetic composition rather than just in the carat weight of expensive diamonds and precious gems.
Highlights include a gold, citrine and diamond watch/bangle, ‘Cerini’, from the “About Time” collection with a pre-sale estimate of £15,000-20,000. A gold, pink tourmaline watch bangle, with irregularly shaped pink tourmaline 'glass' within an irregularly shaped 'gritted' gold bangle ‘Greenland’, also from the “About Time” collection, has pre-sale estimate £20,000-30,000. A gold, boulder opal and diamond pendant/necklace has a pre-sale estimate £20,000-30,000.
Full details of the lots to be auctioned at Bonhams London September Fine Jewellery sale will go online at the end of August.