Pieces from the 1960’s – the “decade that changed British jewellery” – go on show this month.
More than 30 items made between 1960 and 1969 will feature in Stardust: The Art of British Jewellery in the 1960’s.
The jewellery, on loan from a private collection, includes pieces by artist jewellers such as Andrew Grima, John Donald, Tom Scott, Alan Gard and Gilian Packard.
Around 150 lots ranging from rings, pendants, brooches and earrings will go under the hammer on November 21st.
Items originate from all over the world and some even date back to the 17th century.
Collectors in the current market are said to be clamouring for pieces made by British jewellers in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Each item in the exhibition is signed and has a British hallmark between 1960 and 1969.
The exhibition picks up from the world’s first international display of contemporary jewellery in 1961.
Then, the International Exhibition of Modern Jewellery, curated by Graham Hughes, was designed to re-invigorate the British jewellery trade after Second World War austerity.
It was jointly organised by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Stardust: The Art of British Jewellery in the 1960’s runs at Lyon & Turnbull from Wednesday 27th November to Wednesday 18th December.
The Select Jewellery and Watches auction takes place at Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday, 21st November.