- Kevin G Friedman received an amazing surprise when he accidentally came across a photo of Queen Elizabeth wearing a piece of jewellery that he designed
- The piece was commissioned by the Botswana government and Friedman had no idea who it was actually intended for
- Kevin is the director of design at Frankli Wild™ and grandson of legendary jeweller, Jack Friedman
Kevin G Friedman was perusing a Marie Claire issue when he stumbled upon a welcome surprise.
The well-known jewellery designer recognised one of his unique pieces and that it was being worn by none other than Queen Elizabeth.
The stunning gold and diamond-laced brooch was commissioned by the Botswana government.
Kevin fulfilled his client’s wishes, but had no idea who the piece was actually intended for.
He shared the exciting news via his own Facebook page, as well as that of his employer, Frankli Wild.
Kevin serves as the director of design at Frankli Wild™ and is the grandson of jewellery design tycoon, Jack Friedman.
Kevin has enjoyed a remarkable career and many of his South African-inspired pieces have garnered him international recognition.
A prime example of this is the Ndebele-inspired bead and diamond choker, worn by Charlize Theron, which earned him a De Beers Diamond International Award.
Kevin’s list of achievements is amazing and includes a line of woodwork items for Tiffany & Co in New York, a jewellery line for the Designers’ Guild in London and featuring in the 'ultimate catalogue', Neiman Marcus Christmas book.
Facebook users reacted very positively to the news as Briefly.co.za noted.
Kris Brandriff said, “So perfectly delicate yet powerful. No wonder she loves it.”
Pamela Wiggins Siegel added, “We’re all so in awe and proud of your achievements, Kevin. This one is an amazing discovery for you and a joy for all your friends!”
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