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The Christmas of wishes with Graff

The Dutch model Rianne Van Rompaey is the protagonist of the Christmas campaign by Graff, one of the great Maisons in London. The campaign is titled I Wish, with the hope that the wish for a super i Graff jewel will be fulfilled. The protagonists, in addition to the model, are the jewels designed by the former director of Vogue Paris, Emmanuelle Alt, and photographed by Mikael Jansson in the legendary Villa La Vigie on the French Riviera. Jewelery that shows off beautiful gems and precious stones: emeralds, rubies, yellow and white diamonds.

Anello e orecchini con diamanti bianchi indossati
Ring and earrings with white diamonds

The Graff festive season is a celebration of opulent colour, luminosity and joy. A collection of our most special and enthralling jewels have been brought together in this campaign; magnificent creations to be worn, loved and treasured today and also to be passed down the generations, creating their own stories along the way – the ultimate Graff wish list.
Francois Graff, Chief Executive Officer of Graff

Un'immagine della campagna natalizia I Wish di Graff
An image from Graff’s I Wish Christmas campaign

Graff is renowned for cutting and polishing many of the world’s most celebrated and precious stones. The Maison is among the world leaders for gems of grandeur and importance.
La modella Rianne Van Rompaey  con anello, bracciale e choker di diamanti bianchi e gialli
La modella Rianne Van Rompaey con anello, bracciale e choker di diamanti bianchi e gialli

La modella Rianne Van Rompaey con anello, bracciale e choker di diamanti bianchi e gialli
White and yellow diamond ring and bracelet

Graff’s Precious Butterfly

A jewelery classic: butterflies. It is Graff, a London jeweler also known as the king of diamonds, who experiments with the combination of jewels and light flying insects. Butterflies, on the other hand, are a historical Graff motif: they have already inspired jewelery and watches. Captured by Graff in beautiful diamonds and gemstones, the collection offers styles ranging from delicate jewels for stacking, layering and everyday wear to fine jewelry creations. The Butterfly collection, launched with an advertising campaign, is also an example of the Maison’s special attention to the gem most loved by women, which finds application in the refined manufacturing of jewels.

Orecchini con pavé di diamanti su oro bianco
Butterfly Pavé Diamond Drop Earrings in White Gold

The DNA of Graff is very distinctive, and while a stone-led design philosophy guides us, we are also inspired by the world around us. The outline of a butterfly, which has become synonymous with Graff, has, over the decades, offered us endless opportunities for reinterpretation. The inner fire and life a diamond holds within, make it the ideal medium to portray the natural beauty of the butterfly, and to give it permanence to endure through all of time.
Anne-Eva Geffroy, Design Director of Graff

Anello triplo in oro bianco e pavé di diamanti
Butterfly Triple Pavé Diamond Ring in White Gold

The jewels in the collection alternate between round and marquise-cut diamonds, and clusters of pavé are crafted so that the jewels appear to dance when the jewels are worn. The compositions include a single or triple butterfly, for rings, pendants, earrings and necklaces.

Orologio della collezione Butterfly con pavé di diamanti con quadrante antracite e cinturino in seta nera
Classic Watch with Silvered Dial Anthracite Stainless Steel and Black Satin Strap
Bracciale in oro bianco e diamanti
Triple Pavé Diamond Bracelet in White Gold
Variante in oro giallo e diamanti
Butterfly Pavé Pendant in Yellow Gold
Collana in oro bianco e diamanti, doppia farfalla
Double Silhouette Diamond Pendant in White Gold

Graff in yellow in Paris

Sunrise: A Celebration of Graff Yellow Diamonds. Those who love yellow diamonds already know which door to knock on. But it is not that of the London flagship store, where Graff is based, one of the most famous brands for its range of diamond jewellery, also in the yellow version. The British jeweler has instead chosen the Paris store in Rue Saint-Honoré to exhibit his collection of yellow diamonds in a short exhibition. Alongside historical pieces, Graff also proposed a novelty: an exceptional high jewelery necklace.

Sunrise Graff Yellow Diamond Necklace
Sunrise Graff Yellow Diamond Necklace

It is a necklace that is worth a seven-figure and is composed of a 30-carat fancy intense yellow pear-shaped diamond, extremely rare, accompanied by another 138 carats of yellow and white diamonds. In addition to being an extremely precious jewel, the necklace is also the result of a long process. Each element has been created with careful craftsmanship with the aim of bringing out the central stone. Graff is a Maison famous for its yellow diamonds, such as the one called Stella di Bombay, purchased in 1974, a historic yellow stone cut and polished by Graff using innovative techniques for the time. Or Delaire Sunrise, a 118.08-carat diamond, or the Golden Empress, a 132.55-carat honey-colored diamond.

Collana composta da un diamante a forma di pera giallo intenso fancy da 30 carati, estremamente raro, accompagnato da altri 138 carati di diamanti gialli e bianchi
Necklace composed of an extremely rare 30-carat fancy deep yellow pear-shaped diamond accompanied by another 138 carats of yellow and white diamonds
La lavorazione del ciondolo della collana
The making of the pendant of the necklace
Orecchini Sunrise Graff Yellow
Sunrise Graff Yellow Earrings
Lavorazione della collana di Graff
Processing of the Graff necklace

Moi & Toi, story of a mythic ring

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Moi et Toi, a shape of ring that is timeless. Like love. Here are some of the most fascinating rings Moi et Toi ♦

Two diamonds are better than one, especially in a ring. Who could argue otherwise? And not to copy a famous advertisement for De Beers, but because the ring style Toi et Moi, which has existed for centuries, with two stones on the ends that touch, exactly opposite, is the symbol of the union. Napoleon had engraved in 1796 on the shank of the engagement ring for his future wife Josephine, “You and me (toi et moi in French) , forever.” Hence the name, and the growing popularity of this type of setting, which reached its peak between the 19th and the 20th century.

Anello donato da Napoleone a Josephine
Anello donato da Napoleone a Josephine

Perhaps because it traced the romantic fashion of courting chair or sofa tete-a-tete with two seats positioned in S, so as to be able to speak, looking at each other in front. In reality, it has never gone out of fashion: John Kennedy gave a crossover Van Cleef & Arpels engagement ring to Jacqueline, with an emerald and a colorless diamond princess cut. Even the Queen of Denmark Margret had received one with two colorless diamonds six carat square cut, also made by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1967.

Anello Moi et Toi di Margaret di Danimarca
Anello Moi et Toi di Margaret di Danimarca

The jewelery brand continues to offer this style in the collection Snowflake flower shaped. And it is this detail that distinguishes the contemporary pieces: there is limited to offering stones proportions similar perhaps with contrasting colors, but they are decorative elements confront one another. Of course, when it comes to exceptional stones symmetry is fundamental to enhance their beauty. For example, in some specimens of Bulgari, that sometimes you can find in the jewelry auctions or those sold by Graff, Harry Winston, Alexander Reza, Messika or Picchiotti. Here a selection of the most beautiful and precious you can in the rooms for important customers of jewelers.

Anello Toi & Moi in oro bianco e smalto nero con zaffiro rosa, smeraldo colombiano, diamanti
Nikos Koulis, anello Toi & Moi in oro bianco e smalto nero con zaffiro rosa, smeraldo colombiano, diamanti
Lavorazione di un anello Toi & Moi by Messika
Lavorazione di un anello Toi & Moi by Messika
Anello Toi et Moi in diamanti bianchi e fancy yellow
Picchiotti, anello Toi et Moi in diamanti bianchi e fancy yellow
Anello toi et moi in oro, 1939
Verdura, anello toi et moi in oro, 1939
Anello Toi et Moi di Bulgari, con diamante e smeraldo
Anello Toi et Moi di Bulgari, con diamante e smeraldo
Collezione Timeless Wonderss. Anello Toi e Moi, in oro bianco, diamanti, tormaline Paraiba e rubellite del Mozambico
Vania Leles, aollezione Timeless Wonderss. Anello Toi e Moi, in oro bianco, diamanti, tormaline Paraiba e rubellite del Mozambico
Messika
Messika, anello Toi et Moi Poires con due diamanti a goccia da 7 carati uno incolore e l’altro rosa
Graff Diamonds, anello con diamante Fancy Brown Orange Internally Flawless da 5,01 carati e un diamante Fancy Vivid Orange Yellow da 5,05 carati entrambi a forma di pera, con pavé di diamanti incolore sul gambo
Graff Diamonds, anello con diamante Fancy Brown Orange Internally Flawless da 5,01 carati e un diamante Fancy Vivid Orange Yellow da 5,05 carati entrambi a forma di pera, con pavé di diamanti incolore sul gambo
De Beers, collezione Aria anello Toi et Moi con due diamanti taglio brillante e strati spirale di pavé su oro bianco
De Beers, collezione Aria anello Toi et Moi con due diamanti taglio brillante e strati spirale di pavé su oro bianco
Giampiero Bodino, anello colllezione I tesori del mare in oro rosa, corallo e perle nere Tahiti coltivate
Giampiero Bodino, anello colllezione I tesori del mare in oro rosa, corallo e perle nere Tahiti coltivate
Boucheron, anello Toi et Moi collezione Serpent Bohème in oro bianco e 16 diamanti taglio rotondo. Prezzo: 7.600 euro
Boucheron, anello Toi et Moi collezione Serpent Bohème in oro bianco e 16 diamanti taglio rotondo. Prezzo: 7.600 euro
Taffin
Taffin, James de Givanchy per Sotheby’s Diamonds anello in oro rosa e bianco con due diamanti taglio goccia e diamanti taglio rotondo rosa e incolore
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Pasquale Bruni, collezione Bon Ton anello Toi et Moi in oro rosa, calcedonio in due tonalità e diamanti taglio brillante
Chopard, anello Toi et Moi edizione limitata in oro bianco con due diamanti taglio cuore di da 3,03 e 3,01 carati circondati da pavé di diamanti
Chopard, anello Toi et Moi edizione limitata in oro bianco con due diamanti taglio cuore di da 3,03 e 3,01 carati circondati da pavé di diamanti
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Picchiotti, anello collezione La Marquise con due diamanti incolore taglio marchesa circondati da rubini taglio baguette
Alexandre Reza, anello con due diamanti taglio pera, uno incolore da 5,42 carati e l’altro Fancy Vivid azzurro da 5, 02 carati venduto in un’asta di Christie’s
Alexandre Reza, anello con due diamanti taglio pera, uno incolore da 5,42 carati e l’altro Fancy Vivid azzurro da 5, 02 carati venduto in un’asta di Christie’s







Up for auction at Christie’s for charity J.K. Rowling’s earrings




Lumos maxima: Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban, the third film in the saga of the world’s most beloved wizard, opens with the words of this spell. And Lumos is also the name of a charity founded by J.K. Rowling in 2005 and who deals with the underlying causes of family breakdowns, such as poverty, conflict and discrimination. The institution helps children to be safely reunited with their families. Introduction to announce that the great British writer is auctioning a pair of Graff’s Waterfall diamond earrings at Christie’s for the benefit of Lumos. The estimate is between 30,000 and 50,000 pounds.

Orecchini di Graff, copia di The Christmas Pig autografato e lettera di J.K. Rowling
Orecchini di Graff, copia di The Christmas Pig autografato e lettera di J.K. Rowling

Not only that: the earrings will be presented with an edition signed by J.K. Rowling from the 2021 bestseller The Christmas Pig, along with the diamond earrings and a sealed personal message from the author to the buyer.
J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling

Christie’s auction will take place online from 6 to 16 June. In addition to J.K. Rowling presents a range of jewelery ranging from the early 19th century to the present day, including a spectacular antique brooch of natural pearls and diamonds, along with designer jewelery from important houses such as Garrard, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston, Hemmerle and Bulgari. In case you want to see them, the jewels will be on display at Christie’s King Street from 7 to 15 June.

Collana di diamanti di Garrard
Collana di diamanti di Garrard

Among the jewels, to report a pearl and diamond brooch from 1880, together with a surprising Art Deco bracelet with rubies and diamonds. Also for sale is a Garrard diamond necklace with a 4.78-carat pear-shaped diamond and a 12.56-carat intense yellow Ritz diamond ring.
Anello con diamante fancy intense yellow di 12,56 carati
Anello con diamante fancy intense yellow di 12,56 carati

Spilla del 1880 con diamanti e perle
Spilla del 1880 con diamanti e perle
Bracciale art Dèco con diamanti e rubini
Bracciale art Dèco con diamanti e rubini







Graffabulous, Graff’s magnificent jewels

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Puns, puns, are a lovable trait of the British people. The londoner super jeweler Graff also takes part in this hobby, launching his high-end collection under the name of Graffabulous, a synthesis between the name of the Maison and the word fabulous. The idea would simply remain a divertissement were it not that the word fully reflects the quality of the collection. It goes without saying that the pieces of high jewelry that compose it have many large diamonds that sparkle, in particular fancy yellow gems that look like small suns.

Le modelle Qun Ye, Aya Jones e Grace Elizabeth con la collezione Graffabulous
Le modelle Qun Ye, Aya Jones e Grace Elizabeth con collane della collezione Graffabulous

The collection includes three elaborate sets of jewelry, with particular attention to necklaces: the first two focus on yellow and colorless diamonds, while the third features only the classic colorless gems. Colored gemstones are also on the way: Graffabulous includes more than 3,600 carats of precious stones, of which 1,877 carats of white diamonds, 678 carats of yellow diamonds, 616 carats of sapphires, 414 carats of emeralds and 101 carats of rubies. Basically, Aladdin’s treasure. Three models were called to wear them, posing as mermaids: Qun Ye, Aya Jones and Grace Elizabeth, each with a different Graffabulous suite.

Orecchini con diamanti incolori
Orecchini con diamanti incolori
Orecchini con diamanti incolori e fancy yellow
Orecchini con diamanti incolori e fancy yellow
Anello con diamanti incolori e fancy yellow taglio ovale
Anello con diamanti incolori e fancy yellow taglio ovale
Bracciale con diamanti incolori e un diamante fancy yellow taglio smeraldo
Bracciale con diamanti incolori e un diamante fancy yellow taglio smeraldo
Collana con diamanti incolori e fancy yellow
Collana con diamanti incolori e fancy yellow

Collana con diamanti incolori e fancy yellow della collezione Graffabulous
Collana con diamanti incolori e fancy yellow della collezione Graffabulous







Graff’s wild flowers

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A rose is a rose. It is a passion flower, but also very formal. Wild field flowers, on the other hand, are freedom. And women today, more than ever, want to be free. Who knows if it is this idea that accompanied the famous London jeweler Graff, famous above all for his diamonds, to design the new Wild Flower collection, just in time for the blossoming of the new spring. A little surprisingly, the Wild Flower collection does not use the colors of wild flowers, but is entirely made of 18-karat white gold with the addition of diamonds.

Anello a grappolo Wild Flower
Anello a grappolo Wild Flower

Rings, pendants, bracelets and earrings obviously have the shape of five-petaled flowers. In the center there is a brilliant-cut diamond, while the petals are composed of a pavé of stones. The five petals also offer an asymmetry that helps to move the volumes of the jewels. Inspired by English gardens, well-kept but without the geometries that distinguish the Italian or French ones, the jewels also offer different combinations, with variations among the jewels, and groupings of flowers that recall the flowering bushes in spring.

Anello con tre fiori in oro bianco e diamanti
Anello con tre fiori in oro bianco e diamanti
Bracciale in oro bianco e diamanti
Bracciale in oro bianco e diamanti
Ciondolo a grappolo in oro bianco con diamanti
Ciondolo a grappolo in oro bianco con diamanti
Collana con ciondolo Wild Flower
Collana con ciondolo Wild Flower
Collana in oro bianco e diamanti
Collana in oro bianco e diamanti

Sautoir in oro bianco e diamanti
Sautoir in oro bianco e diamanti







Michele della Valle & friends with Christie’s online




In view of Christmas, from 23 November to 7 December Christie’s offers an online auction entitled Jewels Online & Colorful Whimsy: Jewels by Michele della Valle. The sale includes high-end jewelry, with period pieces, contemporary heats, as well as white diamonds and precious stones. The jewels for sale have prestigious brands such as Buccellati, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, Graff, Harry Winston, JAR, Tiffany & Co. and Van Cleef & Arpels: over 400 lots, covering all price ranges and with several lots offered without reserve.

Michele della Vallem pupazzo di neve  in cristallo di rocca smerigliato, zaffiri gialli tondi, smeraldi e rubini, smalto nero, zaffiro arancione cabochon tondo, diamanti tondi, oro bianco, giallo e annerito 18 carati
Michele della Vallem pupazzo di neve in cristallo di rocca smerigliato, zaffiri gialli tondi, smeraldi e rubini, smalto nero, zaffiro arancione cabochon tondo, diamanti tondi, oro bianco, giallo e annerito 18 carati

But the dessert of this starred menu is represented by 64 imaginative jewels by Michele della Valle, all offered without reservations. Designer, artist, jeweler: Michele della Valle is one of the greatest creatives in business, who combines design skills with irony, pleasure and the wealth of ideas and materials. Often with surprising results. For example, the brooch in the shape of a snowman with gems and diamonds: high jewelery more in a pinch of joy.
Collana con diamanti, zaffiri di diversi colori e granati
Collana con diamanti, zaffiri di diversi colori e granati

Orecchini con diamanti e zaffiri gialli
Orecchini con diamanti e zaffiri gialli

Orecchini con zaffiri rotondi arancioni e gialli, tsavorite, diamanti, oro bianco e giallo
Orecchini con zaffiri rotondi arancioni e gialli, tsavorite, diamanti, oro bianco e giallo







Graff attack, data on Trump stolen and …




Can a jewel cause an international crisis? It is the risk of a hacker attack on one of the greatest jewelers, Graff. The Londoner Maison, founded by Laurence Graff and now run by his son, Francois Graff, was the victim of an attack by a (presumably Russian) gang of computer pirates. As in the now classic ransomware strategies, hackers took over Graff’s computer system and demanded a hefty ransom, according to the British newspaper Mail on Sunday.

Laurence Graff con il più grande diamante taglio brillante (102 carati) internally flawless
Laurence Graff con il più grande diamante taglio brillante (102 carati) internally flawless

Thus, the bandits have taken over Graff’s computers from a distance, not his expensive jewelry. Why, then, should there be a danger of an international crisis? It is easy to say: Graff sells jewelry to the powerful around the world, from British royalty to the rulers of many countries, as well as show business stars and entrepreneurs with large bank accounts. And the hackers, to prove they are not joking, have already released about 69,000 files with details on about 11,000 customers on the dark web. The files include details on the signings of former US President Donald Trump, as well as Oprah Winfrey, soccer star David Beckham and several Arab royalty. A problem, given that for jewelers the confidence in the confidentiality of their customers is equal only to that of a bank.
Lo stand di Graff a Baselworld
Lo stand di Graff a una edizione di Baselworld

The documents disclosed include lists of customers, invoices, receipts and credit details: details that could be embarrassing for some, perhaps because the jewel purchased was not reserved for the legitimate spouse, or because shopping can reveal an unexpectedly prosperous standard of living.

Laurence Graff con il Lesotho Primise, il 15esimo più grande gioiello del mondo
Laurence Graff con il Lesotho Primise, il 15esimo più grande gioiello del mondo







Chrysler and The Dancing Sun, two super diamonds with Christie’s




Spring is one of the two periods of the year when large jewelery auctions are concentrated. After the one in Geneva, Christie’s offers another Magnificent Jewels auction in New York for June 8, preceded by the online sale of jewelery from 20 May to 4 June. The auction includes a significant selection of colored diamonds, colorless diamonds and precious stones, along with pieces signed by Bulgari, Cartier, Graff, Harry Winston, Jar, Tiffany & Co and Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimates range from $ 10,000 to $ 3,500,000.

The Dancing Sun, 204,36 carati, e altri diamanti gialli originari della stessa pietra grezza
The Dancing Sun, 204,36 carati, e altri diamanti gialli originari della stessa pietra grezza

The auction on June 8 is led by The Dancing Sun, a huge intense yellow diamond of 204.36 carats, VVS2 purity (estimate 3.5-5.5 million dollars). The Dancing Sun is the largest honed diamond mined in North America. This exceptional stone, along with six additional diamonds (lots 62-67) ranging from 14.52 to 1.06 carats, were cut and polished from the largest quality rough diamond found in North America: weighing 552, 74 carat, the stone was discovered in 2018 by the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada.

The Chrysler Diamond, diamante a forma di pera di 54,03 carati, colore D, Internally Flawless
The Chrysler Diamond, diamante a forma di pera di 54,03 carati, colore D, Internally Flawless

Also featured is the Chrysler Diamond, a magnificent pear-shaped diamond of 54.03 carats, color D, Internally Flawless (estimate 3.5-4.5 million). The story of this exceptional stone began in 1958, when Harry Winston bought what was then known as the Louis XIV diamond owned by Thelma Chrysler Foy, daughter of Walter Chrysler, an automotive entrepreneur who also gave his name to the famous Art Deco skyscraper in New York. Set for the first time in a tiara and exhibited at the Musée du Louvre (1962), the diamond was sold by Winston in 1963, along with a 61.80-carat diamond, to Eleanor Loder. The current owner acquired the pair of gems in 1983: now the diamonds are referred to as the Gemini and included in Notable Diamonds of the World. The Chrysler diamond is now mounted in a necklace and will rightfully go to auction in New York.

Orecchini con perle e diamanti di Jar
Orecchini con perle e diamanti di Jar

The Christies auction includes an important selection of jewels from the mythical Jar, which includes almost 20 creations. The most important piece is a pair of natural pearl and diamond earrings (estimate 700,000-1,000,000 dollars). Joel Arthur Rosenthal’s passion for unparalleled perfection and innovation earned him a retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2013: he is the first living jeweler to be granted this honor. Three jewels for sale from this collection, Lots 150, 152 and 154, were presented in this prestigious exhibition.

The Flawless Match, anello composto da un diamante blu brillante a forma di pera di 2,52 carati e un diamante a forma di pera di 2,43 carati, colore D, Internally Flawless, Tipo IIa
The Flawless Match, anello composto da un diamante blu brillante a forma di pera di 2,52 carati e un diamante a forma di pera di 2,43 carati, colore D, Internally Flawless, Tipo IIa

Additional highlights of the auction include The Flawless Match, a ring composed of a brilliant blue pear-shaped diamond of 2.52 carats and a pear-shaped diamond of 2.43 carats, color D, Internally Flawless, Type IIa. Also on sale are another 2.58 carat deep purplish pink collectible diamond, a rare 4.10 carat fancy blue-gray diamond ring and an 11.93 carat emerald-cut diamond, color G, purity VS2, by Harry Winston.
Diamante di colore rosa violaceo intenso di 2,58 carati
Diamante di colore rosa violaceo intenso di 2,58 carati

The online jewelry sale (May 20-June 4) features a wide selection of fine jewelry and iconic designs by Bvlgari, Cartier, David Webb, Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co., JAR and Van Cleef & Arpels.
The Dancing Sun prima di essere tagliato
The Dancing Sun prima di essere tagliato

The Dancing Sun, analisi della pietra. Photo: Arctic Canadian Diamond Company
The Dancing Sun, analisi della pietra. Photo: Arctic Canadian Diamond Company







Graff’s Tribal diamonds

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There who tattoos himself tribal motifs on the skin and those who prefer a splendid diamond jewel. There is no contradiction, because the new collection of super jewels just presented by the London jeweler Graff, a Maison famous for its exceptional diamonds, is called Tribal. The jewels in the collection, however, have nothing exotic about them, even if in some aspects the composition of the stones uses motifs inspired by unusual geometries. Graff’s new collection also serves to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Maison, which occurred in 2020, in full covid. But now normal is closer.

Anello con diamante centrale a forma di pera della linea Graff Gateway
Anello con diamante centrale a forma di pera della linea Graff Gateway

The launch of the collection also coincided not by chance with the spring equinox, March 21, symbol of the return to life. In all senses. The jewels of the collection are divided into three lines, with different composition motifs: The Graff Gateway, New Dawn and Night Moon. Each of these lines has a different geometric pattern. Graff Gateway, for example, uses the geometric shape of the arch, used individually, as in the ring that contains a pear-cut diamond, or repeated to form a motif that delimits the jewel.

Anello di alta gioielleria, linea New Dawn
Anello di alta gioielleria, linea New Dawn
Bracciale di diamanti New Dawn
Bracciale di diamanti New Dawn
Anello della linea Graff Gateway
Anello della linea Graff Gateway
Bracciale di diamanti della collezione Tribal
Bracciale di diamanti della collezione Tribal
Lavorazione del bracciale di diamanti della collezione Tribal
Lavorazione del bracciale di diamanti della collezione Tribal
Modella con collana composta da 374 diamanti bianchi e gialli
Modella con collana composta da 374 diamanti bianchi e gialli

Orecchini della linea Night Moon
Orecchini della linea Night Moon







Successful yellow in Geneva with Christie’s




A large 28.88 carat yellow diamond, rectangular cut, VVS2, was the precious object that obtained the highest price at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva. The diamond was sold for 3.1 million dollars. But in second place were placed two jewels by Graff: it is a bow-shaped brooch, also with a huge yellow diamond of over 107 carats in the center, sold for about 3 million dollars and a ring with a central purplish red diamond of just over 1 carat. But the red diamonds are very rare and for this reason the jewel was sold for about 2.8 million dollars.

Diamante giallo brillante VVS2 da 28,88 carati, venduto per 3,1 milioni
Diamante giallo brillante VVS2 da 28,88 carati, venduto per 3,1 milioni

The auction recorded a high sales rate, around 87%, for over 36 million in total. Another jewel that received great reception was a platinum and gold bracelet with eight natural Kashmiri sapphires not heated with a weight of 3.8 to 8.29 carats interspersed with diamonds: the lot was sold for almost 2.4 millions of dollars.
Spilla con diamante fancy yellow di 107,46 carati di graff
Spilla con diamante fancy yellow di 107,46 carati di graff

At auction there were also, among others, 15 Bulgari pieces, all sold. The most popular piece of jewelry was a gold necklace with 16 Colombian emeralds, each surrounded by marquise and circular cut diamonds, which sold for over $ 1.9 million. Federico Graglia
Anello di Graff con diamante rosso-viola e diamanti bianchi
Anello di Graff con diamante rosso-viola e diamanti bianchi

Collana di Bulgari con smeraldi e diamanti
Collana di Bulgari con smeraldi e diamanti

Bracciale con zaffiri del Kashmir non scaldati e diamanti
Bracciale con zaffiri del Kashmir non scaldati e diamanti







Graff superstar at the Sotheby’s auction in Paris




Do you love Graff’s jewels? An interesting occasion presents itself for you in Paris: the Fine Jewels auction organized by Sotheby’s on 27 May. To tell the truth, the jewels are many: 168 lots which include pieces by Bulgari, Boucheron, Buccellati, Cartier, Fabergé, Garrard, Suzanne Belperron and René Boivin, Piaget, Van Cleef & Arpels, etc. But, above all, the pieces signed by the London jeweler Graff stand out.

Collana di diamanti su platino e oro bianco di Graff
Collana di diamanti su platino e oro bianco di Graff

The most esteemed (110.000-140.000 euros) is an exceptional necklace with brilliant cut diamonds on platinum and 18 carat gold. Another valuable piece is a rounded ring with a pavé of rubies and diamonds, also by Graff. Still, pierced circle earrings with pear-shaped and brilliant cut diamonds, as well as round cut emeralds, a pendant with decorations with brilliant cut diamond pavé, on a chain decorated with brilliant cut diamonds in a closed setting, a necklace with emeralds and diamonds also by the English jeweler, and last but not least, a pair of pear and diamond-shaped round blue sapphires.
Anello con rubini e diamanti di Graff
Anello con rubini e diamanti di Graff

For those who love vintage, among the many jewels at auction, a pair of clip earrings with rock crystal and diamonds stands out, designed by Suzanne Belperron and René Boivin from around 1930.

Collana con pendente di diamanti
Collana con pendente di diamanti
Collana con pendente di diamanti  e smeraldi
Collana con pendente di diamanti e smeraldi
Orecchini con diamanti e smeraldi
Orecchini con diamanti e smeraldi

Orecchini con diamanti e zaffiri
Orecchini con diamanti e zaffiri

Orecchini con cristallo di rocca intagliato di Suzanne Belperron e René Boivin
Orecchini con cristallo di rocca intagliato di Suzanne Belperron e René Boivin







Christie’s top jewelery in Geneva





Big deals (71.3 million) and big jewels at Christie’s auctions in Geneva. And Graff buys one sapphire for 2.5 million ♦ ︎

Winter is a very hot season for precious gems and beautiful jewels. This is evidenced by Christie’s November auctions in Geneva, which reached a total of 71.3 million dollars (about 64.7 million euros), with an additional 38.6 million Swiss francs for Only Watch, the sale of 50 watches for unique luxury made by the best watch manufacturers for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Christie’s four sales had registered bidders from over 40 countries and 30% were new to Christie. The Magnificent Jewels auction concluded the sales series with a selection of exceptional jewels. The sale reached 55.2 million (50.3 million euros), with a total of 12 lots that sold over 1 million, and 92% of the lots assigned. The magnificent jewels, among other things, are also a cultural event: they attracted over 3 thousand visitors to the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues where they were exhibited.

Asta di Christie's a Ginevra
Asta di Christie’s a Ginevra

Once again, the November week of sales in Geneva attracted buyers from all over the world and this month with a particularly strong contingent from Asia. With a triumphant Only Watch charity auction, including a CHF 31 million Patek Philippe, which established a new world auction record for any timepiece, auctions of jewellery, watches and wine were solid with a strong sell-through rate of above 90%, underlining the successful strategy for Luxury of the leading auction house.
François Curiel, President Christie’s Europe

Anello con diamante fancy deep blue di 7,03 carati montato da Moussaieff
Anello con diamante fancy deep blue di 7,03 carati montato da Moussaieff

In particular, a 7.03-carat blue rectangular ring with a deep blue patterned VVS2 diamond, mounted by Moussaieff, was sold for 11.6 million dollars, with a price per carat of 1.6 million. It was purchased by a private collector. A cushion-cut diamond, color D, internally impeccable, weighing 46.93 carats was beaten to 3.1 million, while a ring of Harry Winston with rectangular cut diamond, color D, purity VVS2, weight 25.20 carat was awarded 2.5 million dollars. Among the gems, an octagonal cut Burmese sapphire weighing 42.97 carats was purchased by Graff for 2.5 million. Federico Graglia

A Burmese octagonal-cut sapphire, weighing 42.97 carats, Graff
A Burmese octagonal-cut sapphire, weighing 42.97 carats, Graff
Graff: a Ceylon rectangular-cut sapphire brooch, weighing 39.19 carats, by Cartier
Graff: a Ceylon rectangular-cut sapphire brooch, weighing 39.19 carats, by Cartier
A Colombian rectangular-cut emerald ring, weighing 13.53 carats
A Colombian rectangular-cut emerald ring, weighing 13.53 carats
A cushion-cut, D colour, Internally Flawless diamond, weighing 46.93 carats
A cushion-cut, D colour, Internally Flawless diamond, weighing 46.93 carats

A pair of Colombian rectangular cut emerald earrings weighing 7.69 and 7.50 carats

A pair of pear-shaped, D colour, flawless diamond earrings, weighing 12.71 and 2.07 carats
A pair of pear-shaped, D colour, flawless diamond earrings, weighing 12.71 and 2.07 carats
A pear-shaped, D colour, VS1 clarity diamond, weighing 40.18 carats
A pear-shaped, D colour, VS1 clarity diamond, weighing 40.18 carats
A rectangular-cut, D colour, VVS2 clarity diamond ring, weighing 25.20 carats by Harry Winston
A rectangular-cut, D colour, VVS2 clarity diamond ring, weighing 25.20 carats by Harry Winston
A rectangular-cut, fancy light purplish pink, VS2 clarity diamond ring, weighing 32.49 carats
A rectangular-cut, fancy light purplish pink, VS2 clarity diamond ring, weighing 32.49 carats






With Graff the king of pink diamonds

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The rare 13.33-carat Lesotho Pink diamond becomes a 5.63-carat Graffiti ring ♦ ︎

Graff had purchased the 13.33 carat Lesotho Pink diamond for $ 8.75 million: a record for buying a diamond of this type in terms of dollar per carat. However, the stone was reduced with a pear cut at 5.63 carats. And now the stone shines on a ring. The London Maison, famous for its diamond jewelry, has unveiled the new ring with the “vivid purple-pink fantasy” diamond flanked by two pear-shaped stones with pear-shaped diamonds with an unusual “vibrant pink hue” color ”, mounted on a minimal rose gold ring.

L'anello di Graff con il Lesotho Pink
L’anello di Graff con il Lesotho Pink

According to Graff, his expert gemologists and master craftsmen have spent months analyzing the complexities of the diamond before devising the best way to capture the extraordinary beauty of its unusually vibrant pink hue. The stone was discovered in the Letseng mine in Lesotho in February. “The world’s already extremely limited resources of pink diamonds are quickly depleting, as the mines where these rarities are discovered gradually become extinct. They are highly sought after by those who want to enter the rarefied and exclusive group of connoisseurs who appreciate these precious pink stones for their sublime beauty. Graff searches timelessly for the very best examples displaying the most vivid and vibrant colour, identifying once in a lifetime discoveries and creating jewels that showcase their remarkable hues.”





Il diamante Lesotho Pink grezzo
Il diamante Lesotho Pink grezzo

Il diamante Lesotho Pink da 13,33 carati
Il diamante Lesotho Pink da 13,33 carati







For Graff it is time of diamonds

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Graff’s Threads collection is enriched with watch-bracelet with diamonds ♦ ︎

For Laurence Graff, it’s always time to do something exceptional. For example, you can watch what time it is and say: wow. The series of high watchmaking bracelets, great jewels that are unique pieces also able to indicate the passing of time, is enriched with a new, extraordinary timepiece. It is the Threads diamond watch, which is part of the collection of jewels designed like a lattice of gold set with apparently randomly arranged diamonds. In a perfectly rational chaos, there is a small pentagonal-shaped dial. But it’s almost a detail, because what stands out the most is the work of fine jewelry that surrounds the hour hands.

Lavorazione dell'orologio-bracciale Threads
Lavorazione dell’orologio-bracciale Threads

On the other hand, Mr. Graff is a shareholder of diamond mines in Africa and holds a controlling interest in the South African Diamond Corporation. In short, the founder, Laurence Graff, and his son Francois, who is now the Maison’s CEO, are closely related to the world of diamonds. The Threads watch bracelet, for example, uses 5.85 carats of different cut diamonds mounted in the small rods that make up the jewel. Which adds to the same collection of earrings, necklaces and bracelets, always composed in the same style. The movement of the watch is quartz: it is a unique piece and costs $ 140,000.



Orologio Threads
Orologio Threads
Bracciale in oro bianco e diamanti della collezione Threads
Bracciale in oro bianco e diamanti della collezione Threads
Collana in oro bianco, diamanti e zaffiri ovali Threads
Collana in oro bianco, diamanti e zaffiri ovali Threads
Collana in oro bianco e diamanti Threads
Collana in oro bianco e diamanti Threads

Orecchini in oro bianco e diamanti Threads
Orecchini in oro bianco e diamanti Threads







(Italiano) Monsieur Laurence Graff




Graff opens a super boutique in Paris with the treasures of the Maison of London ♦ ︎

In London it is an institution, in the world it is a myth, in jewelry it is synonymous with extra large diamonds. Now Graff is also a boutique in Paris, precisely at 237 Rue Saint-Honoré, in the middle of the luxury shopping district. And it is not a small branch of the London headquarters: the boutique, in fact, has an area of ​​370 square meters. So much so that some malicius (not lacking even in the world of jewelery) has implied that it is a move to put in relation with Brexit, which could revalue the capitals of continental Europe. Who knows.

Rendering dell'esterno della boutique
Rendering dell’esterno della boutique

In any case, the Paris boutique is equipped to accommodate the demanding customers of the Maison. The works were done in a workmanlike manner: the façade is classic, but incorporates elements such as hand-brushed silver metal coatings, patinated pillars with lava-drop texture. The interiors of the double-height salon (between the ceiling and the floor are 7 meters) were designed by the famous American architect Peter Marino. Each room has a certain impact: in one, for example, the ceiling is domed, with a shape that evokes a diamond. Pieces of high jewelry smile from the boards, there are walls made of iridescent peacock feathers, petroleum-colored, each of which has been applied by hand. And hidden among the feathers there are three spectacular display cases that, once opened, reveal exclusive treasures from Laurence Graff’s private safe. Bienvenu. Alessia Mongrando




Interno della boutique Graff
Interno della boutique Graff

Orologio con smeraldi e diamanti con una silhouette a ventaglio con smeraldi ovali e diamanti bianchi
Orologio con smeraldi e diamanti con una silhouette a ventaglio con smeraldi ovali e diamanti bianchi

Graff, alta orologeria. Orologio bracciale con diamanti fancy yellow
Graff, alta orologeria. Orologio bracciale con diamanti fancy yellow

Il diamante Graff Lesedi La Rona
Il diamante Graff Lesedi La Rona

Baselworld 2018, Graff
Baselworld 2018, Graff[/caption
[caption id="attachment_29765" align="aligncenter" width="709"]Laurence Graff con il Lesotho Primise, il 15esimo più grande gioiello del mondo Laurence Graff con il Lesotho Primise, il 15esimo più grande gioiello del mondo







Graff’s square diamond record

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This Graff’s maxi diamond weighs over 302 carats and is the largest in the world with the square cut ♦ ︎

Not always a weight loss diet is better solution, even if in the collective imagination, especially in women, thinness is synonymous with beauty. The same rule also applies to diamonds. Maison Graff, however, succeeded in the enterprise: it had a diamond of 1,109 carats at 302.37 carats that has lose weight. The result is a square emerald-cut diamond that has christened Graff Lesedi La Rona. The stone holds the record of grandeur in that particular cut. Not only is it a diamond of exceptional size, but it is also of excellent quality. It is the largest stone, with better clarity classified by the Gemological Institute of America.

Il diamante Graff Lesedi La Rona
Il diamante Graff Lesedi La Rona

Initially Graff thought that obtaining a diamond over 300 carats from the stone was impossible given the conformation of the original stone. But in about a year and a half of study and work the rough stone was divided into 66 small satellite diamonds, with a weight ranging from 1 carat to about 26 carats.

We had an immense duty to cut the very, very best diamond imaginable from this rough. All our expertise, skill and accomplishment went into crafting this incredible diamond masterpiece, which is extraordinary in every way. The Graff Lesedi La Rona is an exceptional diamond with an exceptional cut and exceptional proportions, earning its place in history as the largest and finest of its kind in the world.
Laurence Graff

Il diamante da 302,37 carati
Il diamante da 302,37 carati

Graff had purchased the diamond from the Canadian mining company Lucara Diamond for 53 million dollars. The diamond is one of the largest ever extracted from the earth. Translated into grams, it weighs about 2 hectograms and is as big as a tennis ball. Graff treated the price of obtaining the stone for a year. The diamond was named Lesedi La Rona (which means Our light in the Tswana language) and was discovered in November 2015 by Lucara Diamonds in Botswana, a country that became the second largest diamond producer after Russia.
It is the largest diamond discovered in over a century (the heaviest is still the Cullinan, from 3,016.75 carats, discovered in 1905 in South Africa). Federico Graglia





Graff Lesedi La Rona
Graff Lesedi La Rona

Il diamante grezzo pesava 1.109 carati
Il diamante grezzo pesava 1.109 carati

Lesedi La Rona prima del taglio
Lesedi La Rona prima del taglio







Graff in yellow

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Preview Baselworld: the jewel watch by Graff covered with 60 yellow diamonds ♦ ︎

Preview of the news from Baselworld, the great watch and jewelery fair scheduled for the second half of March. The preview is about a jewel. Or a clock, as you like. But it is difficult to classify a timepiece like that of Graff as a simple useful object. It’s, rather, high watchmaking. It is no coincidence that Graff is a London House famous for its diamond jewelery.

The bracelet that marks the hours presented by Graff has a pavé of 60 yellow diamonds for a total of over 25 carats.

L'orologio con pavé di 60 diamanti gialli per un totale di oltre 25 carati
L’orologio con pavé di 60 diamanti gialli per un totale di oltre 25 carati

The diamonds are mounted on a case, a bracelet and a yellow gold dial. It is not just luxury, a lot of luxury, but also technical innovation: Graff has invented a joining system to create flexible bracelets, which can also use stones on the strap. The goldsmith work was developed in London, while the part concerning the watch was from the Swiss branch Graff Luxury Watches. Other jewelry-watches will then be presented at Baselworld. Five years ago, in 2014, Graff presented Hallucination, a women’s watch covered by fancy 110-carat diamonds, perhaps the most precious watch ever created. The following years followed The Fascination, with 152.96 carats of white diamonds, valued at 40 million dollars, with a 38.13-carat pear cut diamond, removable, in the center. And in 2017 the highlight was Princess Butterfly Secret Watch, covered with diamonds and precious stones on a frame that concealed the watch.

Bracciale orologio Fascintation
Bracciale orologio Fascintation
Graff Princess Diamonds Secret Watch
Graff Princess Diamonds Secret Watch
L'orologio.bracciale Hallucination
L’orologio.bracciale Hallucination
Orologio con segreto di Graff, alta gioielleria
Orologio con segreto di Graff, alta gioielleria
The Diamond Secret, Graff
The Diamond Secret, Graff







Graff’s art is inspired by art






A series of unique pieces by Graff and inspired by the works of a famous artist, Cy Twombly. They are really jewelry with collectible diamonds ♦ ︎
The jewelry, when is by high level, is an art. And if this art is inspired by art, the kind in exhibition in museums? It is hyper art, cube art, meta art: call it what you want. But that’s what Graff presented at Baselworld 2018. That is diamonds (the specialty of the London jeweler) and sapphires that are made up to form jewels inspired by the works of an artist considered as Andy Warhol, Basquiat or Pablo Picasso: Cy Twombly. He was an American artist who died in 2011 proposing works that, according to some, recall scribbles on a piece of paper. But that, however you consider the artistic production of Twombly, translated into jewelry are perfect: a balance between whimsical innovation and classic luxury, as for the earrings that end with two fine pear-cut diamonds. The artist is also a favorite of Laurence Graff, who also collected several works by Twombly, alongside other masters of contemporary art. It was not easy, however, to translate the artistic spirit at the base of a painting in jewelry. Only a Maison with a long tradition and craft skills above average could do it. Curiously, though, the collection does not have a precise name: it is inspired by art and that’s it. And it is made up of unique pieces: just like a painter’s work. Rudy Serra



Graff, anello con diamanti
Graff, anello con diamanti
Collana con diamanti e zaffiri, con  zaffiro taglio cuscino di 21.61
Collana con diamanti e zaffiri, con zaffiro taglio cuscino di 21.61
Collana con diamanti ispirata all'opera di Cy Twombly
Collana con diamanti ispirata all’opera di Cy Twombly
Gouache di orecchini con diamanti e rubini
Gouache di orecchini con diamanti e rubini
Graff, orecchini di diamanti ispirati a Cy Twombly
Graff, orecchini di diamanti ispirati a Cy Twombly

Orecchini con diamanti
Orecchini con diamanti

Cy Twombly, Bacchus
Cy Twombly, Bacchus

Orecchini con diamanti e zaffiri
Orecchini con diamanti e zaffiri







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