Andrew Grima is born in Rome on May 31st. He is the first child of John Grima and Leopoldina Farnese.
Andrew moves to England with his family. Seen here behind his father with brothers Frank, Charles and Godfrey and sister Mary.
Andrew volunteers for the British Army, serving on the North West Frontier and in Burma with the Warwickshires. He ends the war as a Major in the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers (REME).
Andrew joins H J Company working for Franz Haller, adopted father of Helène, whom Andrew marries in 1947. In 1952, he takes over H J Company on the death of his father-in-law.
Andrew and his craftsmen at H J Company cast models for various artists for the 'International Exhibition of Modern Jewellery 1890-1961' held at the Goldsmiths' Hall. Alongside these, Andrew exhibited six of his own designs.
Andrew wins three De Beers Diamonds International Awards and is elected as a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
Andrew wins the Duke of Edinburgh Prize for Elegant Design. He is the only jeweller to ebver win this accolade. The Duke gives the Queen a carved ruby and diamond brooch from the winning collection.
Andrew opens his first shop at 80 Jermyn Street in London's St. James's, designed by his architect brothers, George and Godfrey. The shopfront is a large screen designed by sculptor Bryan Kneale RA and formed from slabs of slate bolted to a framework of steel. Showcases for the jewellery are incorporated into the screen. A massive cast aluminium door by Geoffrey Clarke RA protects the entrance to the showroom and is opened automatically from the inside. The perspex spiral staircase leading to the basement is the first of its kind, engineered by Peter Rice (Ove Arup & Partners) who, in 1963 was site engineer of the Sydney Opera House roof.
HRH Princess Margaret commissions Andrew to make a brooch from a piece of lichen that she found at Balmoral.
Andrew is commissioned by Omega to design a collection of watches which becomes 'About Time'.
Andrew receives the Royal Warrant from HM Queen Elizabeth II. Launch of the Opal and Pearl collection.
Andrew opens his gallery in New York in Georg Jensen on Madison Avenue. He launches his Rock Revival collection.
Andrew launches his Rock Revival collection
Andrew opens his shop in Rose Bay, Sydney.
Andrew is commissioned by HRH Queen Elizabeth II to design a brooch to give to Madame Pompidou on a state visit to France.
Andrew launches the Sticks and Stones collection
Andrew opens his shop in Zurich. Designed by his architect brothers George and Godfrey, the façade is a rusty hull of a clipper ship.
Andrew launches A Tale of Tahiti collection
Andrew meets Jojo who spends time in the workshop, being taught by master goldsmith Staffan Haggstram
After the success of his About Time collection for Omega, Andrew was commissioned to design a collection of digital watches for Pulsar.
Andrew marries Jojo on the 20th of December
Francesca Farnese Grima is born on 22nd of March