Robert Garrard- Crown Jeweller and resident of "Woodfield Lodge", Streatham. He is buried at St Leonard's
Throughout its history, the House of Garrard has had the honour of working closely with the British royal family, as well as royalty around the world. First commissioned in 1735 by Frederick, Prince of Wales, and then appointed Crown Jeweller by Queen Victoria in 1843, Garrard has since served every subsequent British monarch.
Over these years it has created many famous jewels, including tiaras still worn at state occasions and the sapphire cluster engagement ring worn by the Duchess of Cambridge. This heritage of iconic designs continues to inform the creation of Garrard jewels today.
With the accession of HM Queen Elizabeth II to the throne, Garrard was called to remodel the Imperial State Crown. Its head size was reduced to fit the new monarch and its lower band reshaped to ensure that its weight of 1.06kg was evenly distributed. The four arches of the crown were lowered too, to complement the stature of the young Queen.
An interesting timeline of the Garrard Company associations with the family (click the link below)