New! Fanfare Symphony Jewels from Garrard

Garrard’s New Fanfare Symphony Jewels bring a Bold 

New Look to a Much-Loved Collection 

Injecting bold color into the new year, Garrard has expanded its popular Fanfare collection  with a new range of refreshingly contemporary Fanfare Symphony jewels. Each piece  contrasts the vibrancy of the House’s signature colored gemstones with the unique beauty  of ornamental hardstones. 

The original Fanfare collection was inspired by the precious fans carried by guests at the  opera masquerades that were the height of fashion in London’s theater district when Garrard  opened its first boutique there in 1735. For the new Fanfare Symphony jewels, Garrard’s  designers revisited these spirited masquerades, interpreting instead the symphony of color  unleashed as ladies swirled around the ballrooms in their extravagant gowns.  

Looking to expand the theme of color that infused the  original Fanfare collection, Garrard’s designers turned to  the diverse world of hardstones for an exciting new palette  with which to work. Creating mood boards featuring  different combinations of gemstones and hardstones, they narrowed them down until they were left with the most  harmonious pairings.  

Next, they set to work designing the jewels – more than 40  in total – finessing their sketches until they had achieved the perfect balance between the opacity and tonal variations of the hardstones and the fire and translucency  of the colored precious and semi-precious gemstones. 

Fanfare Symphony Ruby, Diamond and Hematite earrings in 18 carat White Gold  

Only then could Garrard’s craftspeople begin their task of bringing them to vivid life. 

The gemstone and hardstone pairings in the Fanfare Symphony collection are a captivating reminder of this fun-loving period in Garrard’s history. Designed to accentuate the primary hue of each jewel, pink tourmaline is combined with pink opal; emerald with malachite; sapphire with lapis lazuli; aquamarine with turquoise; yellow sapphire with cachalong; ruby  with hematite; and white diamond with mother-of-pearl.  

Fanfare Symphony Sapphire, Diamond and Lapis Lazuli Ring in 18 carat White Gold

Retaining the generous size and strong silhouettes of the original Fanfare Classic jewels, these creative combinations trace the outline of each Fanfare motif, with the carved hardstones set alongside faceted pavĂ© gemstones.  

Garrard_Fanfare Symphony Aquamarine, Diamond and Turquoise ring in 18 carat White Gold

A more stylized Fanfare silhouette has been introduced into these new jewels, which have been created to be worn anytime, anywhere. 

Distinguished by bold flashes of hardstones set to mimic the pleats of a  fan, it appears on stylish Fanfare Symphony stud earrings and delicate  pendants, together with asymmetric rings featuring two delicately angled  fans that sit side by side upon the finger for double impact (image above).  

Other creations remain faithful to the original openwork Fanfare design but with a twist, setting the motif’s sweeping curves at artful angles on rings and necklaces, capturing the  drama and mystique of the collection (images below). 

Elegantly interwoven into the jewels is  another design code of the House: the Garrard Windsor motif, formed of geometric shapes  that reference Queen Mary’s Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara. 

The Fanfare Symphony jewels are a beautiful evolution of the Fanfare collection, which  launched in 2018 and quickly became one of Garrard’s strongest-performing collections.  

The Fanfare Symphony collection celebrates the wonderful diversity of ornamental  hardstones, which have such a different look and feel to traditional gemstones,” explains  Sara Prentice, Creative Director at Garrard. “The array of new designs brings an exciting  dimension to the collection.” 

Capturing the alluring femininity and expressive color of the new collection, Garrard’s  Fanfare Symphony model campaign showcases the new jewels alongside beautiful couture  gowns and an array of handcrafted fans. Photographed by Damian Foxe, with styling by Elad Bitton, the couture gowns featured within the images were kindly lent by Suzie Turner Couture and Aadnevik. 

About the House of Garrard  
Set in the heart of London since 1735, the House of Garrard’s royal legacy lives on in  exceptional handcrafted jewels that are the essence of modern elegance. From the  legendary setting of the Cullinan I diamond, the world’s largest cut and colorless diamond,  to glittering tiaras worn at state occasions, this unparalleled heritage remains an enduring  source of inspiration for Garrard. 

After almost 300 years, the House’s industry-leading  designers, gemologists and craftspeople continue to be entrusted with extraordinary new  designs for royalty and private clients, alongside the exquisite jewels in Garrard’s collections,  each of which bears the quintessential British hallmarks of heritage and hand-craftsmanship. 

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