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Garrard Launches Wings Rising and Celebrates 20 Years of Wings

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Garrard Launches Wings Rising and Celebrates 20 Years of Wings

Garrard is excited to announce the launch of Wings Rising, a fresh chapter in the Wings story that celebrates 20 years of this iconic collection. Ushering in a new era for Wings, Wings Rising is a major evolution for this signature motif, which made its debut in 2003.

Sara Prentice, creative director:
“The Wings collection has been a Garrard icon for 20 years and that is cause for celebration. Wings Rising is the boldest representation of the Wings motif yet.”

Feel the Power of Wings

Conceived by Garrard’s all-female design team to speak confidently, woman to woman, Wings Rising take the Wings collection in an exciting new direction.

Shedding their angelic aura, the new designs have been redefined as colourful and worldly pieces that emanate strength, empowering women to rise up, fuelled by the force of their own wings.

Designed for real women, not angels, as forms of self-expression and independence, the Wings Rising collection is representative of the changing shift in culture that is galvanising women worldwide to purchase jewellery for themselves, to celebrate themselves.

Live and Fly by Your Own Wings

Different from any Wings designs that have come before, Wings Rising creates a brand new identity for Garrard’s dynamic Wings motif that is bold and free.

With their graphic, ultra-modern silhouettes, the new designs take on a fresh symbolism that represents attributes women value in themselves in 2023:

Strength, Independence, Freedom

Sara Prentice, creative director:
“Wings Rising honours the women who inspire our designs: strong, successful, independent women who live and fly by their own Wings.”

Wear Your Wings, Wear Your Strength

Wings Rising takes Garrard’s Wings collection into new design territory, future-proofing the Wings motif – an icon for two decades – for years to come.

Anchored in history, Garrard’s designers have updated the lifelike swoop of the original Wings jewels to trace an abstract, winged silhouette with clean lines and angular feathers. The strength and purity of the lines create a powerful energy that continues Garrard’s trajectory of designing bold, contemporary jewels for the modern woman of today.

Feel Elation, Feel Elevation

Garrard’s designers had a strong desire to introduce hardstones into the Wings universe and create a brand-new creative signature for the brand – favourites like lapis lazuli and pink opal alongside more unusual stones such as apple malachite, golden mother of pearl and out-of-this-world meteorite.

Celebrating the unique beauty and diversity of the different hardstones, the design team searched for stones that reveal more of their natural states: turquoise displaying varying shades of blue; apple malachite decorated with a polka-dot pattern rather than stripes; lapis lazuli shining with golden flecks of naturally occurring pyrite.

To capture the movement of a wing in the most unexpected of ways, they experimented with faceting the different hardstones – a technique usually reserved for gemstones. By exploring more unexpected stones and choosing to facet them, the hardstones are the focus of the jewels and make even more of a statement.

Sara Prentice, creative director:
“The new jewels are bolder; the silhouettes are cleaner and stronger; and faceting the hardstones gives the pieces power, volume and a real point of difference.

With Wings, You Are Unstoppable

To spotlight Garrard’s ongoing focus on sustainability, three limited-edition Wings Rising jewels have been created with rare slices of faceted, metallic grey Gibeon meteorite.

Not of this world, this billion-year-old natural wonder from out of space is believed to have crash-landed on Earth in prehistoric times. Because of its naturally occurring crystalline structure, the criss-crossing patterns are unique in each limited-edition jewel.

Other statement Wings Rising jewels are set with angular calibré cut diamonds. The slider pendant and earrings are crafted to deliver subtle articulation, while the ring swoops across two fingers, echoing the original Wings Classic design. The diamond-set slider mechanism on the chain of the pendants allows the wearer to adjust the length.

Jewellery to elevate every day and every outfit, mini jewels in polished 18 carat white, yellow or rose gold complete the Wings Rising collection. The tips of the feathers sparkle with diamonds, with the uplifting energy of the Wings Rising collection condensed into these mini yet powerful designs.

Sara Prentice, creative director:
“Jewellery is one of the most joyful forms of self-expression, and Wings Rising embodies that truth. It lifts you up and gives you the freedom to fly.”

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