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He designed jewellery for Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother and other Royals, his work can be found in the V&A, and he is feted as a pioneer craftsman who helped revolutionise jewellery design in the 1960s and 70s.
Now this suite of jewellery by John Donald will appear in the Fine Antiques auction at John Nicholson’s in Fernhurst on May 17.
The 18ct gold and diamond necklace, bracelet, earrings and dress ring are fine examples of the sort of striking new abstract designs that Donald created as he explored unusual forms and textures, freeing jewellery design from the fairly narrow strictures it had previously been limited to.
A friend and flatmate of the silversmiths Robert Welch and Gerald Benney, while studying metalwork at the Royal College of Art in the 1950s, Donald went on to establish and run a highly successful jewellery business in Geneva and London, inspired by his travels in the Middle East.
“This a rare opportunity to acquire such a parure, and we are delighted to be associated with such a fine designer, especially as he still lives locally, close to his roots,” said auctioneer John Nicholson.
The estimate is £5000-8000.
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