Andrew Grima ruby diamond necklace


Ruby diamond necklace in 18 karat (750) yellow gold. This necklace is formed by a gold braid forming a choker, with a stylised gold motif signed Andrew Grima at its centre set with eight rubies in a closed and grain setting and eleven brilliant-cut diamonds in a claw setting. The clasp is located at the level of the main motif, ingeniously concealed beneath the decoration. Vintage necklace, circa 1970/1980, plaque signed Andrew Grima, France. 

Eagle hallmark, goldsmith’s import hallmark, marked GRIMA twice.

Length: 36 cm (the mesh is stretchable)
Width: 0.8 mm 

Design dimensions: 55 mm x 18 mm
Estimated total weight of diamonds: 0.54 carat

Total estimated weight of rubies: 2.42 carats

Note: the clasp has a safety eight. 

Condition: wears of use, braided gold chain added afterwards

Weight : 39.10 gr

*The antique box is not sold with the jewel*

More about Andrew Grima (1921-2007) : Andrew Grima was an Italian-English jewellery artist who rose to prominence in the post-war years. In the mid-1960s, his innovative techniques and abstract Grima designs made him famous, and his creations were in great demand. He was a self-taught jeweller who made a lasting mark on the 1960s and 1970s with his brightly coloured jewellery and use of raw gold to sculptural effect. The jeweller made jewellery for famous people such as Jacqueline Kennedy, Barbara Hepworth and the British royal family (Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, for example).

Andrew Grima ruby diamond necklace in gold

Andrew Grima ruby diamond necklace