Inspired by the iridescent colours cast as light passes through crystal, the newest designs from the House are a fresh take on the much–loved collection. Calibré cut pink and yellow sapphires and aquamarines create a seamless shimmer of colour that catches the eye within the openwork of angel wings.
The stones’ setting is just as beautiful, their pale tones perfectly matching white, rose or yellow gold. The overall effect is subtle and delicate. It adds grace to the angel wings while balancing their bold silhouette, resulting in a look that is cool and contemporary, yet infused with the symbolism of peace purity and protection.
“Wings is both a beautiful and meaningful collection,” says Sara Prentice, Creative Director. “When we add a design we want to make sure it builds on what we’ve already achieved, so we’ve taken care in enhancing the popular Wings Embrace pieces to include the coloured gemstones. The intricacy of the stonework is part of what makes these new designs so special. We’ve worked very closely with the team in the House workshop to create something that looks and feels very modern, but that also showcases the expert craftsmanship Garrard is renowned for.”
“The ear climbers in particular are statement pieces,” says Claire Scott, Head of Design. “Their bold shape draws attention to the face. It’s a more unusual style but one that is really popular with our clients – the kind of woman who exudes a sense of effortless glamour. For a more everyday extravagance there’s the pendant held on a simple chain.” Whatever you decide, these jewels have a richness of symbolism that has made Wings such a popular choice for important birthdays or significant occasions.
“The ear climbers in particular are statement pieces. Their bold shape draws attention to the face." Claire Scott Head of Design of House of Garrard
Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness month in October 2019, 10% of sales* made through Garrard’s Albemarle Street flagship will be donated to the charity Future Dreams. This organisation, set up in 2008, has a special focus on understanding – and preventing – the spread of the disease and has received Garrard’s support in recent years. In choosing Wings Embrace, the House is hoping to draw attention to the charity’s goals. “Wings Embrace just seems to encapsulate everything that Future Dreams does,” says Sara Prentice, Garrard’s Creative Director. “The idea that women can feel held and supported by the charity’s ongoing practical, empowering work.
*Garrard will donate 10% of the net sale price, ex VAT, to the charity.