The new Wings Embrace designs from the House of Garrard
The House of Garrard introduces colour to its much-loved Wings Embrace design, balancing iconic silhouettes with the most delicate shades of gemstone.
Responding to demand, Garrard has enhanced Wings Embrace with new designs inspired by the iridescent colours cast as light passes through crystal. Pink and yellow sapphires and aquamarine catch the eye within the openwork of angel wings, which represent peace, purity and protection.
Calibre cut, the stones create a seamless shimmer of colour on one side. Turn the jewel around and the stones’ setting is beautiful, their pale tones perfectly matching white, rose or yellow gold. The overall effect is subtle and delicate. It adds grace to the angel wing’s symbolism, while balancing the design’s bold silhouette.
“Wings is both a beautiful and meaningful collection,” says Sara Prentice, Creative Director. “When we add to it we want to make sure any new jewels build on what we’ve already achieved. That’s why we’ve taken so much care in creating new Wings Embrace designs to incorporate the gemstones. The intricacy of the setting is part of what makes these new designs so special.”
Each piece features the double wing design of one laid over the other. Feathers are clearly defined by openwork set with round white diamonds, while the palest of gemstones flicker beneath. Choices include pendants as well as rings that flutter above the finger. A growing demand for earrings is answered by a selection of studs and hoops, offering more ways than ever to experience the feeling of being held within Wings Embrace.
“The earrings in particular are statement pieces,” says Claire Scott, Head of Design. “Their bold shape draws attention to the face. For a more subtle effect, there’s the pendant held on a simple chain. Whatever you decide, these jewels have a richness of symbolism that’s made Wings such a popular choice for important birthdays or significant occasions.”
During October 2019, 10% of sales made through Garrard’s Albemarle Street flagship will be donated to the breast cancer 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.”