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Earring

1985 (made)
Artist/Maker

In 1985, Kiki McDonough set out to design precious metal jewellery at affordable prices. These earrings were her best-selling design; her clients have included Diana, Princess of Wales, and Sarah, Duchess of York, who owned a pair of similar earrings with black onyx hearts.


Object details

Object type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.

  • Earring
  • Earring
  • Pouch
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Pair of gold and rock crystal earrings, designed by Kiki McDonough, England, 1985; Birmingham mark for 750 gold, 1987.
Physical description
Pair of earrings, each consisting of a gold bow set at the centre of the knot with a vertical band of three brilliant-cut diamonds, close set' beneath the bow, and attached to it by two pins, are faceted rock crystal hearts.
Dimensions
  • Height: 2.8cm
  • Width: 2.2cm
Marks and inscriptions
Both earrings struck on the back with the following marks: Left of bow: incuse mark of Kiki McDonough, 'K McD' Right of bow: Birmingham mark for 750 gold, 1987.
Credit line
Given by Kiki McDonough.
Summary
In 1985, Kiki McDonough set out to design precious metal jewellery at affordable prices. These earrings were her best-selling design; her clients have included Diana, Princess of Wales, and Sarah, Duchess of York, who owned a pair of similar earrings with black onyx hearts.
Collection
Accession number
M.1:1-1992

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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