Grima

Country

City

London

Era

(1921 – 2007) e.1966

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Description

Andrew Grima (1921-2007)

  • 1946: Self-taught, working at his father-in-law’s business H.J. Company, takes over the company in 1952,
  • 1966: Duke of Edinburgh’s Prize for Elegant Design, Queen’s Award to Industry.
  • De Beers Diamond International Award (won 11 times)
  • 1969: Created a watch line for Omega.
  • On display at the Victoria & Albert Museum & the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
  • Since 2007 Jojo (wife) and Francesca (daughter) carry on the tradition with a limited collection.

Specialties

  • Organic forms, textured wire
  • Noted for texturing metal
  • Molded metal into bold shapes
  • Set large uncut gems and crystals based on color and shape rather than intrinsic value

1970

  • Appointed jeweler to the Queen

Expansion

  • e.1966 London
  • e.1970 New York
  • e.1971 Zurich
  • e.1972 Tokyo
  • e.1987 Lugano
  • e.1992 Gstaad

Philip Grima

  • G within a circle Philip’s mark since early 1980s
  • Grima stamp similar but not identical