The very first Gold Cup was made by Garrard in 1842. The House then continued to supply Royal Ascot trophies through its 164 years as Crown Jeweller, returning to the commission in recent years. While technical brilliance unites the designs, tastes have changed. From Queen Victoria’s love of mythical statuettes to today’s more classically elegant cups, Garrard has mastered them all.
Few events in the British social calendar are as intimately associated with elegance as Royal Ascot. “Royal Ascot is a feast for the eyes,” says Creative Director, Sara Prentice, “and well-chosen jewels, like tassel earrings or a large coloured stone ring, can really enhance the impact of an outfit.”