Lot 1725

A pair of spiral-form black onyx drop earrings by Geoffrey Rowlandson, the black onyx sections mounted with a white gold spiral, set with diamonds to the upper and lower section, with diamond-set white gold cap suspending from a diamond-set teardrop upper section, unsigned, 12.5cm long Geoffrey Rowlandson was born in 1931 into a family of fashion and jewellery designers. The Rowlandson Company began as a means to create bespoke classic jewellery and twenty years ago the Rowlandson Unique Collection was established to create original and innovative pieces of jewellery. Geoffrey~s talents were recognised by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmith, earning him ~Jewellery Designer of the Year~ twice, 1998-9 and 2002-3, as well as numerous commended awards including ~Me and My Shadow~ in 2002 and ~The Royal Christening~ in 2014. The Victoria & Albert Museum exhibited his ~Fire and Ice~ Tiara in 2002. Three of his pieces including ~Grand Jeté~ were again selected for their 2013 Pearl exhibition. More recently in 2014 The Royal Christening brooch was awarded a commendation by The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.