A bit of family history…
My father Robert Garrard Laidlaw was the second son of Kathleen Marion Garrard, daughter of Charles Frederick Garrard and Marion Garrard. I believe that Charles was the managing director of Garrard, but I cannot confirm this. At any rate, the Laidlaw family has a long history with Garrard.
On the occasion of my 21st birthday my father gave me an 18K gold signet ring made by Garrard. I possess a few versions of the crest forms, including the one used to make my and my father's rings.
— Robert Clark Laidlaw