Andrew was born in Rome in the 1990s to an Italian family who soon moved to London. Grima learned to be an engineer, but he did not even think about the profession of a jeweler, besides, the Second World War began. Andrew went to the front and served for almost five years.
Returning home, Grima starts working for his stepfather in his jewelry workshop as an accountant, but one day a seller of semi-precious stones from Brazil wandered into the shop. The stones were unhewn and rough, but the young man liked them so much that he immediately bought a whole suitcase. There is nothing to do – began to tinker. And he did it so cleverly and interestingly, and Andrew was so captivated by the process that he decided to take jewelry seriously. Grima, with his engineering education, gravitated toward abstract forms and wanted to move away from the classical standards of jewelry art, to create something new and unusual.
Success came after the exhibition of international jewelry art in 61. According to various sources, the royal family of Great Britain acquired about 100 Grim jewelry, and one brooch with a large ruby in the center is most loved by the Queen, she wore it many times with different outfits. One day, Princess Margaret sent Grima a branch of lichen, which she found on a walk in Scotland, Grima repeated this branch in gold and adorned with diamonds, making a set of brooches and earrings. In the future, the royal family continued to order jewelry from Grim for diplomatic gifts, and he also designed a collection of watches for Omega.
Now his work is continued by his daughter Francesca.