Alan Gard Designer
Alan Martin Gard was born in Finsbury Park London in 1935. After discovering his gift for design, he trained as an apprentice jeweller under Crombie's on the corner of Maddox Street and Bond Street after which, he worked with big names such as Andrew Grima, and Hooper Bolton before setting up his own jewellery business in 1964. He built up the workshop to twenty-five people, his designs used texture and gemstones, taking inspiration from nature and organic contemporary design.
Alan Gard has had many successful exhibitions at both Goldsmiths Hall and Design Center London, as well as various exhibitions in America. He has won various prizes in “De Beers engagement ring design contest” and designed all the jewellery and medals for the films Nicholas and Alexandra and Modestie Blaise.
Alan was at his height of popularity in the 1970s making thousands of pieces, both commissions and collections, selling them to both national and international clients. Many pieces were sold through Hooper Bolton. Today, Alan is well established in the London hierarchy of top quality jewellers, and collectors; He has earned a flawless reputation through his unique and timeless creations. Alan’s discretion and ability to model ideas enabled him to create for the biggest Stars and Politicians. We are lucky to have him as one of our guest designers for Jewels of Queensland for which he has designed and handmade unique one-off pieces.
All Alan’s pieces are hallmarked at the assay office in London UK under AMG.