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Property from an Important Collection of 20th century British Artist Jewellery

Gilian Packard

Agate and diamond brooch, 1970

No reserve

Lot Closed

May 30, 01:33 PM GMT


2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Details


Of starburst design centering a white crystalised agate, accented by rose-cut diamonds, maker's mark GEP, UK hallmark.

Gilian Packard (1938-1997) was a renowned British jewelry designer and goldsmith, whose artistic legacy epitomized the vibrant spirit of the 1960s. She often incorporated geodes into her jewellery. Her creative journey began with studies at the Kingston School of Art, followed by the Central School and culminating at the prestigious Royal College of Art. Packard's signature ring designs, described by the esteemed jewelry historian Peter Hinks as "deft, attractive, and wearable," exemplified her mastery of craftsmanship and aesthetics. Notably, she made history as the first woman to become Freeman of the Goldsmiths' Company, marking her profound impact on the traditionally male-dominated field of goldsmithing.