Cultured Freshwater Pearl and Diamond ‘Fire & Ice’ Tiara, Geoff Rowlandson, Circa 2000. Estimation 160,000 — 200,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s.
Lined with six cultured freshwater pearls, to a mount pavé-set with circular-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 4.50 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold.
Accompanied by a fitted presentation box and a Rowlandsons Jewellers certificate.
EXPOSITION: « Tiaras. Past and Present » at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2002.
NOTES: About the Designer:
Geoffrey Rowlandson was born in the year 1931 into a family of designers of both fashion and jewellery. He started the Rowlandson company to concentrate on hand-made classic jewellery, but twenty years ago began to compile the Rowlandsons Collection to include innovative and unique works of art within jewellery. His talents were recognised by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmith, winning 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 also recognised his unique take on jewellery by displaying his ‘Fire and Ice’ Tiara in 2002. In their Pearl Exhibition in 2013, three of his pieces including ‘Grand Jeté’ were again selected. He continues to create these conversational pieces with amazing originality, attention to detail, and love of his craft.
Sotheby’s. Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite. Hong Kong | 07 oct. 2014, 01:00 PM