The House of Garrard is the longest-serving jeweller in the world. Its origins can be traced back to 1735, when Frederick, Prince of Wales became its first royal patron. His order marked the start of a long relationship with the British royal family, formalised in 1843 when Queen Victoria appointed the House as the first official Crown Jeweller.
Since then, iconic jewels have been created for each successive generation, including the Duchess of Cambridge’s sapphire cluster engagement ring. Silverware and trophies have also been commissioned over the centuries, among them the Royal Ascot Gold Cup. This rich past informs a creative present where heritage and design combine to bring out the beauty of the precious stone or metal. From tiaras to trophies and rings to regalia, every Garrard creation bears the quintessentially British hallmark of history, craft, and quality.
Centuries of grading the finest gems to satisfy the most discerning clientele enable Garrard to source gems of singular brilliance and quality. The House believes that the origin of a diamond is as important as its beauty and, as such, Garrard diamonds are sourced ethically following the Kimberley Process, an international certification scheme which prevents conflict diamonds from entering the market.
The House of Garrard is also licensed to purchase Fair Trade gold, ensuring not only that small-scale and artisanal miners receive a fair price for their produce, but that they also receive community support, through education, medical care and environmental projects. The standards include strict requirements on working conditions, health and safety, handling chemicals, women’s rights, child labour and protection of the environment.
In setting their stones, Garrard’s master craftsmen employ a range of modern and traditional techniques, handcrafting pieces of unparalleled style and elegance. Generations of craftsmen and women have passed through Garrard’s doors, and today the House has a rich tradition it can draw on, blending heritage with contemporary cues to create spectacular pieces.
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