Exceptional works made by pioneers of independent and artist-made jewelry
is synonymous with iconic, contemporary and handcrafted jewels; English vintage jewelry is even more remarkable. Think about Andrew Grima
, John Donald
and Wendy Ramshaw
, they were jewelers working in London throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, a period of seismic changes in the arts, architecture, technology, design, fashion, music, women’s rights and youth culture. Their ‘precious’ works fostered a renaissance in jewelry, making London relevant once more as a hub of innovation. Modern design and art jewelry gallery Mahnaz Collection
strongly beliefs that their influential and timeless modern jewelry might be catching for new jewelry audiences as well as those interested in art and design, that’s why they just dedicated an exhibition to those pioneers of independent and artist-made jewelry: ‘London Originals: The Jeweler’s Art in Radical Times.’
To open today (11th April) and running till April 20, 2018 at Wright
, 980 Madison Avenue in New York City, it features 150 pieces of jewelry from the 1960s and ‘70s, exceptional works made by Andrew Grima, John Donald, George Weil, Charles de Temple, Gerda Flockinger, Tom Scott, Kutchinsky, Barbara Cartlidge, David Thomas, Wendy Ramshaw, and David Watkins.