Precious Statements: John Donald, Designer – Jeweller



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A series of stunning images showcasing extraordinary designer and jeweller Donald's most stylish icons.

John Donald, a British jeweler, designer and goldsmith, is regarded as one of the most innovative of the twentieth century. In over half a century he has been recognized as a pioneering and radical designer and craftsman with his work capturing the late twentieth century ideals of glamor and modernity. Part of a select group that revolutionized jewelry design in the 1960s and '70s, John went on to establish a successful business in London and Geneva as well as an international reputation. He is respected by art critics and his work attracted the patronage of HRH The late Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon and Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. His work is seen in the collections of the V&A Museum, the Schmuckmuseum in Pforzheim, The Royal Museum in Edinburgh and The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. His pieces are owned by various Royal Families as well as heads of industry and those fascinated by design.

John Donald has been feted as an idealist, a pioneering designer, and a craftsman. Part of a select group who revolutionized jewelry design in the early 1960s, he went on to establish a successful business and an international reputation. He was one of the first designer goldsmiths to set up his own retail shops, three in London and one in Geneva.

Full colour photographs throughout

ISBN: 9780857161284
Format: Hardcover
Publication date: 01/12/2023
RRP: $165.00
Pages: 304
Dimension: 244mm X 221mm
Imprint: McNidder and Grace