GARRARD FANFARE COLLECTION
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.”