This ring, designed by Andrew Grima, comes in the shape of yellow gold “matchsticks”, or prolonged bricks, set with baguette-cut diamonds, surrounding an exquisite, bi-coloured tourmaline. The fundamental nature of bricks is contrasted disobediently with sumptuous chaos, creating an incredible synergy of movement.
The ring comes from one of Andrew Grima’s bold and innovative 1970s collections which changed the face of post-war British – and all contemporary – jewelry into pieces that are bound to become the focus of attention and require of the wearer both a high level of self-confidence and attitude.
The aesthetics of that decade were a hodgepodge of styles in fashion, music and art. From Marvin Gaye, who helped shape the sound of Motown (a style of rhythm and blues), earning the nickname “Prince of Soul”, – to the inimitable David Bowie. From wide, pointy collars and stylistically questionable double denim – to Vivienne Westwood who, at that time, was the icon of Punk, and Yves Saint Laurent who, during the ’70s, was developing his own unique voice.
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