GARRARD FAN­FARE COL­LEC­TION

Qatar Today - - DOHA JEWELLERY & WATCHES -

THE OLD­EST JEW­ELLERY HOUSE IN THE WORLD, GARRARD WAS ES­TAB­LISHED IN 1735 IN THE HEART OF LON­DON. DUR­ING THAT TIME, GO­ING TO THE OPERA AND MASQUERADE BALLS, WHICH WERE FRE­QUENTED BY FREDRICK THE PRINCE OF WALES, THE ROYAL PA­TRON OF GARRARD AT THAT TIME, WERE POP­U­LAR CHOICES. AND SINCE HE WAS IN AT­TEN­DANCE, PEO­PLE DRESSED UP TO GO TO THESE EVENTS. THE LADIES WORE THEIR BEST JEW­ELLERY, AND THE SIL­VER PLATES FOR THOSE OC­CA­SIONS WERE SUP­PLIED BY GARRARD.

“So, we looked back at that time – the beau­ti­ful op­u­lence of the quar­ters, the drape of the cur­tains and also the fans that ladies car­ried to the opera – and car­ried all the in­for­ma­tion into our new col­lec­tion Fan­fare,” says Claire Scott, Head of De­sign, Garrard. “We have got cal­i­bre-cut di­a­monds, sap­phires, ru­bies and emer­alds, which is unique for this col­lec­tion since it's some­thing we had not done be­fore.”

Scott fur­ther says: “All of Garrard's items con­nect with Bri­tain's her­itage. Some of our tas­sel pieces are mul­ti­func­tional, so you can re­move the tas­sel and put it back on, you can turn the pent around the other way, and we've also got two dif­fer­ent chain lengths. So there are dif­fer­ent ways that ladies can wear our pieces.”

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