John Donald

Precious Statements, Biography



Jewellery designer and goldsmith

This book, Precious Statements is a long overdue homage to an exceptional designer jeweller. The jewels by John Donald are not only significant in the history of modern jewellery but they are deeply significant to those who own them. For these owners it is, without a doubt, the pleasure of the ability to say “I have a John Donald jewel”.
Rosemary Ransome Wallis
Art Director and Curator, The Collections of the Worshipful 
Company of Goldsmiths, London John Donald’s work is a wonderful example of innovation, freedom of thought and expression. It is a time capsule representing an era spanning over five decades since the 1960s that British jewellery will never witness again.
Joanna Hardy
Independent Fine Jewellery Specialist

McNidder & Grace have printed a exceptional account of Johns life and his path into jewellery designer and master craftsman. From his early days of golfing-star dreams, a chance introduction to the Silver and Jewellery Department at the RCA and then onto a fascinating career in jewellery and silversmithing.