Muse, the new Garrard collection inspired by Queen Alexandra ♦ ︎
Garrard has a long history, closely linked to that of the British royal family. The jewelry was founded by George Wickes in London in 1735. The Maison was also the first Crown Jewelery, responsible for the maintenance of the crown jewels, from 1843 to 2007. And still today care or create jewelry for some of the members of the royal family , like the sapphire ring of Diana passed then to Kate Middleton.
It is not surprising, therefore, that the new collection of Garrard, Muse, is inspired by a queen, Alexandra.
Consort of Edward VII, eldest son of Queen Victoria and king from 1901 to 1910, Alexandra of Denmark (she was the daughter of the Danish king Christian IX) reigned over Great Britain and India. Garrard describes her as a long-necked woman, covered however with the clothes of the time and choker with diamond stars, pearls, diamond necklaces and gold snakes coiled around her wrists.
Alexandra, it seems, was a very popular queen and with her passion for jewelry has created a style, now reinterpreted by Garrard in three lines, with jewels in light and elaborate filigree, as well as in the choice to use the shape of the snake or star dear to Alexandra. Margherita Donato