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Property of a Private Collector

Andrew Grima

Dioptase and Gold Pendant with ‘Stepping Stone’ Earrings

Lot Closed

October 6, 06:05 PM GMT

Estimate

8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Property of a Private Collector

Andrew Grima For Omega

1921 - 2007

Dioptase and Gold Pendant with ‘Stepping Stone’ Earrings


circa 1970, pendant signed A. Grima, stamped AA 259, 36; earrings each signed A. Grima; one earring stamped AA 545, 36 and the other stamped AA 544, 36; with Omega marks, 750 on each

18k yellow gold pendant/brooch featuring a central roughcut and polished dioptase crystal mounted to a yellow gold framework in the shape of textured and polished ‘stepping stones,’ along with a pair of similar ‘stepping stone’ gold earrings with posts and omega backs

Pendant: 1¾ by 2 in.; 5 by 4.5 cm.

Earrings: 1 by 1 in.; 2.6 by 2.6 cm.

Acquired directly from the artist in London

Acquired from the above by the present owner

William Grant, Andrew Grima, The Father of Modern Jewellery, Accart Books, New York, 2020, pp. 156, 160, 188 for similar examples

This Dioptase and Gold Pendant with ‘Stepping Stone’ Earrings set is a rare piece of jewelry designed by Andrew Grima for Omega. His fondness for dioptase with these 'stepping stone' settings comes through clearly in catalogues of his work and the asymmetry complements the rough purity of the dioptase.