Garrard considered to be the oldest jewelry company in the world has built its reputation on centuries of craftsmanship and expertise. With a new strategy and management team, Garrard is now ready to take the modern scene by storm.
Considered to be the oldest fine jewelry brand in the world, Garrard has a proud English history dating back to the 1700s when its founder George Wickes was appointed Goldsmith to the Prince of Wales. Since then, Garrard jewelry has been the official dazzling adornaments made for Queen Mary.
Their exquisite crafting techniques and penchant for diamond-embellished tiaras that are the stuff of fairy-tales determined their legendary status as true masters of their craft. Each piece is intricately hand-crafted and accompanied by the original hand-painted design in a beautiful nod to the long and careful process that goes in the making. In a variety of ways, Garrard has transcended the realms of a mere jewelry house and became a boutique for the creation of objects of art.
Highly-regarded by the British Royal family – Garrard’s regal and spellbinding creations have been the object of envy for generations. The iconic blue sapphire and diamond cluster engagement ring Princess Diana got for her betrothal to Prince Charles was later passed on to William and his beloved wife the Duchess of Cambridge. The iconic Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara was modelled after the majestic and exuberant Russian royal trends where every piece tells a story of its own, one that everlasting prestige and cherished memories.
The brand’s iconic collections – Wings, Albermarle and Entanglement – and more recently the Bow collection capture the essence of an era long gone and brilliantly translate it into present-day times. All pieces carry a distinctive delicate and feminine appeal, becoming beautiful heirlooms to be passed down to future generations.
Yet, from ancient to modern, we can notice a certain change of style in their jewelry approach. The 24 Collection is more geometric, minimalistic and simple – easily worn casually breaking the classic and old-fashioned style of a tiara or a diamond brooch designed pre-2015 era. The Bow or the Wing are two other great demonstration of Garrard’s modernity crafted with edginess (double ring, oversized-pendant…) and set with a mix of diamonds and precious stones (emeralds, rubies and sapphires).
Garrard’s rich heritage and sublime crafting techniques result in highly covetable and iconic collections like the diamond cluster engagement rings, favoured by royalty as well as bridal jewelry that draws inspiration from some of the world’s greatest love stories.
The illustrious Garrard history has left a deep mark on the brand’s unique sense of merging tradition and modern trends in a blend of one-of-a-kind pieces that are the epitome of purity, peace and serenity. Flirting with the highest quality diamonds and gemstones, the famous Maison continues to consistently delight its clientele with timeless elegance and prestige.