Presenting a powerful and daring vision in which anything is possible, the new high jewellery creations showcase a dynamic and bold mix of colours, stones and silhouettes, with each Couture jewel designed to be worn with style and attitude.
Inspiring avant-garde ways of wearing high jewellery, Couture launches with a series of spectacular suites – Amazonia, Desert Rose, Northern Lights and Mustique. Venturing into unchartered design territory, they explore different colours, techniques and innovations, play with unique stones and materials in unexpected combinations, and experiment with size and shape.
In the Desert Rose suite, a collection of rare morganites were sourced and re-cut specifically for the design. The morganites are framed by mother-of-pearl inlay, its shimmering hue accentuating the intense, peach-pink tone of the stones. Selected for their uniqueness, other statement stones include bicolour tourmalines that softly graduate from green to pink and a buff-top tourmaline that revels in its beauty in a setting designed to showcase the gem in 360-degree fashion. Cabochon aquamarines, meanwhile, create a completely different effect to the traditional faceted aquamarines they are paired with.
Craftsmanship is at the heart of Garrard’s new high jewellery offering, as showcased in the Northern Lights suite. The designers at Garrard worked with stone-cutting experts to craft the finest opals, pairing them with bicolour mother of pearl that transitions from white to gold and multi-coloured sapphires to mirror the play of colour within the opals.
“We considered how each Couture creation would be worn and, of course, how it would feel against the skin. Intended to be statement pieces, these jewels are incredibly pleasurable to wear, just like a couture dress.” Sara Prentice, Creative Director.
Designed to empower the wearer’s every move, Garrard’s Couture high jewellery marks an exciting new direction for the House and presents an opportunity to wear a statement that lasts a lifetime. Just like a bespoke gown, each Couture jewel is a oneoff, created by hand by master craftspeople who share the same exquisite attention to detail and finish as a couturier.
The high jewellery launch will be accompanied by a new campaign entitled RULE, inspired by Garrard’s royal heritage. Shot in a sumptuous palace setting, ‘Rule’ subverts the traditions of Royal portraiture with a bold, modern editorial attitude.