Stunning Egyptian Revival Solid Silver Bib Necklace Hallmark Edinburgh Dust Jewellery 1995. Stunning Iconic Art Nouveau Style Dust Jewellery Sterling Silver Bib Necklace with good Scottish Hallmark for Edinburgh with the makers mark DJ for Dust Jewellery - and the date letter for 1995 on the reverse of the main pendant - this is a eye catching designer necklace in the Egyptian Revival Style which became the vogue in the Belle Epoque/ Art Nouveau designs and for which the famous Dust Jewellery became known (for more about Dust Jewellery designers to the rich and famous, see below), with a stylish Diamond Cut Figaro chain with sturdy links and marked on the clasp Sterling and weighing 27.3 grams in total, this is a very good quality piece - in lovely condition and it comes in a beautiful gift presentation box - please check photographs which form part of the description and do help -if you are looking for something eye catching and collectible this is a wonderful rare piece of jewellery - it would also make a unique gift for someone very special - don't miss it! Dust Jewellery: Norman Grant set up Dust Jewellery in the 1970s. He was born in Forres, Scotland 1943, and at the age of 18 started training at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen. Initially he studied graphic design before later moving into jewellery silversmithing.The workshop was set up at Lundin Links on the Fife Coast in Scotland where his father had retired and the jewellery workshop was built alongside on this land at Mill Wynd, next to the Crusoe Hall. He specialised in silver designs often with enamel work, including brooches, earrings, pendants and cufflinks. For a period, an annual summer school ran at the workshop, where students from around the world would come to learn from Norman. Norman Grants father retired to Lundin links and the house he bought had the land that this workshop was built on, originally garages. He found his work in demand in London Shops such as Liberty of London and Harrods and was also picked up by Bonwit Teller and Marshall Field in America. Don Beaton joined as the first jewellery apprentice funded by the Scottish government. His designs became synonymous with the psychelic Art Nouveau revival jewellery and were ideal accessories for the fashion of designers such as Mary Quant and Biba.
His jewellery became must haves for favoured celebrities including Sandy Shaw and Mick Jagger and later on Elton John and Billy Connelly. Don Beaton became a director of Dust Jewellery in charge of production with Norman Grant the designer and John Flegg as MD and sales. Jim Ward joined in the late 79's and developed Titanium jewellery. Keith Hunter joined in the 1980s. The workshops grew to include the buildings on opposite side of the road and a'machine shop' on the main road.
The jewellery was truly innovative with a mix of traditional manufacturing techniques and processes that were developed in the workshops. Norman Grant did eventually leave Scotland to work in London for De Beers.
Dust Jewellery, continued making jewellery into the 1990s. You can trust in us when it comes to jewellery, all our rings etc have come from a reputable jeweler here in Cornwall and all stones have been tested by two people, we pride ourselves on a clear and honest description about our items. We do have many rings to choose from and they are all guaranteed to be what they say they are - just put'ring' in the search box in OUR shop and the full selection will come up. Main Pendant including 2 discs and central figure 3.5 (9cm) long on each side. Main figure head1.75 long (4.5cm).Weight of necklace 27.3 grams. Weight with box before packing 224 grams. But bear in mind if the item is going to weigh over 2kg after packing we will have to use a Courier and there is often a steep increase in prices then? We will be happy to quote for couriers too. Please check with your country?
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