Garrard was founded by George Wickes in 1735. Wickes was a talented silversmith and produced several commissions for aristocratic patrons. In 1792, the firm was taken over by partners John Wakelin and John Garrard, whose name the company retains. In 1843 they were bestowed the title of Crown Jewellers to Queen Victoria and have held this with six successive monarchs ever since. Garrard has been involved in some spectacular commissions, famously creating the Imperial State Crown, set with the 105.6ct Koh-i-Noor diamond for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
Garrard jewellery as such is associated with only the finest craftsmanship, exceptional gemstones and timeless designs. A name that is in high demand amongst collectors, pieces by this firm can reach extraordinary results at auction.
Our specialist Fine Jewellery & Watch auctions are held 4 times a year and include the whole spectrum of jewellery, from modern and designer pieces to antique jewels, coloured gemstone jewellery to fine diamond rings. Our department is headed by Liz Bailey who is FGA and DGA qualified, with many years experience in the industry. We offer a free valuation service as well as a free collection service for items consigned to these auctions.
Contact our qualified specialist Liz Bailey to find out more.
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