A Gem Love Affair

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Bold in colour with astonishing designs, the Jewelled Vault is home to Garrard’s most striking, unique and unusual gemstones.

A new, breathtaking collection, with no two stones and no two designs the same, the Jewelled Vault creation from Garrard is a one-of-a-kind work of art. The jewels honour the innate character and unique qualities of the world’s most exceptional gems, such as the Royal Blue and Padparadscha sapphires, Colombian emeralds, Pigeon’s Blood rubies, and other rarities. Each of them is selected for their beauty and uniqueness.

The Jewelled Vault takes inspiration from Maria Alexandrovna, the Duchess of Edinburg, whose love for the best and most beautiful gemstones was legendary. She travelled from Russia to England to marry Queen Victoria’s second son, Prince Alfred, in 1874. With her, she brought an incredible collection of jewels, which grew as she commissioned new designs from Garrard. The jewels were kept in a magnificent vault at the royal residence, Clarence House, and were arranged by colour, creating a vivid palette of gemstones. This vault continues to inspire Garrard’s Creative Director, Sara Prentice.

“The design concept is unique. The stones are the stars, and we only begin designing a Jewelled Vault piece when our gemmologists have discovered an outstanding new gem,” says Sara. Many of Garrard’s most famous royal jewels feature rare and exceptionally fine sapphires, from Queen Victoria’s sapphire cluster brooch to Princess Diana’s engagement ring. A five-carat sapphire and diamond Jewelled Vault ring pays homage to this legacy and echoes these iconic designs.

Moving to rubies, only stellar stones that display the highly prized shade of Pigeon’s Blood are selected for the Jewelled Vault – opulent, ‘redder than red’ gems that are vanishingly rare in the world of gemstones. Garrard also celebrates the rarefied beauty of Colombian emeralds in designs that channel light through the centre stones, illuminating their vivid green colour. Modern masterpieces designed to celebrate nature’s greatest miracles, Garrard’s creative flair and coloured stone expertise, converge in the Jewelled Vault.

For more information on Garrard collections available at Asia Jewellers Boutique in Moda Mall, please call 1753 5344.

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