Garrard to launch Diamond Jubilee pendant
Jewellery house Garrard has announced the launch of its Diamond Jubilee pendant.
In 1843, Queen Victoria made Garrard the Crown Jeweller. Garrard has since served six successive Sovereigns, with its service especially evident prior to each Coronation.
As part of the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee, the jewellery house is keen to mark the celebration and consequently, has created its special Diamond Jubilee pendant.
Twelve variations the piece are being launched, which will range in the materials used, such as 18ct white, yellow or rose gold, and a focal white topaz. Each version will have the personal touch of a birthstone and intricate detailing that makes the most of the design.
For example, for the month of June (pearl), an additional pearl is hidden beneath the arches of the crown. For November, the sapphire is set within 18ct white gold to best complement the deep and vibrant blue hue.
To mark this special occasion further, Garrard is launching a Diamond Jubilee exhibition in the Queen Mary room at 24 Albemarle Street, its Mayfair flagship store. Examples of Garrard’s royal heritage will feature.
Three prints from the Cecil Beaton exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum displaying the Queen wearing Garrard jewellery will be the exhibition centrepiece.
The prints form part of the forthcoming Victoria and Albert exhibition ‘Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration’, which Garrard is sponsoring.