A pioneering figurehead of the 1960’s modernist movement, Charles de Temples is revered as one of the most influential designers in bringing in bold and abstract jewellery to the forefront of fashion. Charles de Temples was born in Mexico in 1929 and was brought up as part of a famous Ringling Brothers Circus, touring across America. He was the illegitimate son of American film actor and director Tom Mix. De Temple’s jewels were well known for being large, extravagant and sculptural statement pieces. This style led to high demand for his work in London during the ‘swinging’ sixties. This resulted in several notable high-profile commissions during the sixties. These included two one-off commissions for James Bond films: he made the Goldfinger that Honour Blackman wore at the 1962 Premiere of…
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