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AN AQUAMARINE BROOCH, BY JOHN DONALD
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AN AQUAMARINE BROOCH, BY JOHN DONALD

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AN AQUAMARINE BROOCH, BY JOHN DONALD
The central irregularly faceted aquamarine crystal within an abstract border of radiating textured round tubes, 6.5 cm. wide, with London hallmarks for 18 carat gold and 1967
Signed JAD for John Donald
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Both H.R.H. The Princess Margaret and H.M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother were introduced to John Donald in the 1960s by Lord Snowdon. H.R.H. The Princess Margaret developed a regular patronage of the craftsman-jeweller while the H.M. Queen Elizabeth The Mother bought the occasional aquamarine-set piece, and usually for her daughter. In this brooch, the striking setting is designed to compliment the unusual aquamarine faceted personally by John Donald to achieve a naturalistic effect.

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