Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu (9 June 2020)

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Date of Auction: 9th June 2020

Sold for £2,000

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

An 18ct two colour gold and diamond necklace, by Alan Martin Gard, the centrepiece composed of a graduated fringe of articulated drops, each comprising overlapping bark textured panels, some edged with lines of claw set brilliant-cut diamonds, to a similarly textured panel-link back chain, in 18ct yellow and white gold, hallmarked for London, 1974 and bearing maker’s mark ‘AMG’, necklace length 39cm. £2,000-£3,000

Condition Report

The pieces shows light surface wear only. The diamonds are bright and lively, approximately 0.03 carats each. Central drop length 52mm. Gross weight 72.8gm.

Footnote

Alan Martin Gard is a London based jeweller who formed part of the renaissance of Modern British Jewellery Design that occurred in the second half of the 20th century, alongside names such as Andrew Grima, John Donald and David Thomas. He has exhibited at both Goldsmiths’ Hall and the London Design Centre and has won various prizes including the De Beers Engagement ring design contest. He is still based at St Cross Street in Hatton Garden.

Bibliography: www.alangard.com