NEVIN HOLMES (TURKISH) AN 18CT GOLD RING INSET WITH A PEARL,
Born in Budapest, Nevin was the daughter of the Turkish ambassador, the niece of the Turkish poet Named Kemal and the niece of Abidin Dino of Paris, a painter closely associated with Picasso. Holmes studied painting and etching at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London from 1958 - 1962 and gained a reputation as of the first modern jewellers to use rough, unpolished stones. She played a vital role in the British revival of jewellery as a creative art and earned a unique reputation as one of the most innovative jewellers of the 20th century in Britain. Nevin began producing her innovative designs in 1960, and her works were thereafter exhibited globally including London, America, France, Belgium and Turkey. Nevin’s works have been exhibited in some of the most prestigious galleries including the Greer Gallery in New York in 1962, the Egg and Eye Gallery in Los Angeles in 1970/1971, Goldsmith’s Hall in London and the esteemed Topkapi Museum in Istanbul. Her solo exhibition in Rome in 1960 at the LaFeluca gallery won critical acclaim. In 1961, she received the silver cup, the first prize at the National City of Marino, Italy and was the first living jeweller to have a solo exhibition at the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul.
Provenance: Consigned by the niece of the acclaimed Turkish jewellery maker Nevin Holmes.