In celebration of Haute Couture Week, Graff will exhibit an incredible collection of yellow diamonds at its flagship boutique in Paris. Launching on July 4, 2023, visitors to Sunrise: A Celebration of Graff Yellow Diamonds will discover a world of rarity and lustre – a showcase of high jewellery pieces featuring rare yellow diamonds, set alongside displays that tell of Graff’s storied history with these incomparable miracles of nature.
Graff will also unveil a sensational new high jewellery necklace featuring an extremely rare 30 carat Fancy Intense Yellow pear shape diamond, accompanied by a further 138 carats of yellow and white diamonds. Created using the stone-led design techniques for which the Graff atelier is renowned, every element of the jewel has been crafted to emphasise the elegant silhouette of the centre stone.
“Before we design, we study each diamond carefully to uncover the secrets that lie within its depths. Only then do we design, and when we do, we work to accentuate the natural beauty of each stone. The Fancy Intense Yellow diamond set into this piece gives a golden sunshine glow,” explained Anne-Eva Geffroy, Design Director at Graff.
She continued: “Yellow diamonds bring so much joy. It is an honour to be inspired by stones that radiate such beauty. The yellow diamonds we work with are exceptional in quality, cut and quantity. Very few jewellers have the luxury of such a wide range of colour.”
Embraced by vibrant halos of yellow and white diamonds, these stones radiate outwards from the Fancy Intense Yellow diamond like the rays of the sun. A perfect synthesis of diamond design and hand craftsmanship, each bespoke setting has been meticulously assembled by master artisans within Graff’s London workshop.
Francois Graff, Chief Executive Officer at Graff, commented: “Celebrating Graff’s legacy of innovation and leadership in presenting the highest quality rare diamonds, this will be the most significant collection of yellow diamonds that have ever been brought together in one place, including a Fancy Intense Yellow stone of incomparable beauty. These are truly jewels that represent the very best of Graff.”
Further pieces on display will include unique high jewellery necklaces, Tribal inspired jewels, earrings and single stone rings that are unmistakably Graff, combining superb stones with bold design and unparalleled craftsmanship.
An impressive roster of important and famous yellow diamonds have passed through the House over the course of its history. It all began in 1974 with the Star of Bombay, a historical yellow stone that was re-cut and polished by Graff using revolutionary expertise and new techniques. It was through Graff’s understanding of how beautiful coloured diamonds could be skilfully cut and polished that the world began reappraising and appreciating these jewels. Since then, Graff has introduced many famous and historical fancy yellow diamonds over the years, including the breath-taking Delaire Sunrise (118.08ct) and the honey-hued Golden Empress (132.55ct).
To this day, Fancy Yellow diamonds continue to fascinate and to capture the hearts and imaginations of the Graff House, as seen in this collection of new exceptional Graff high jewellery pieces.
Sunrise: A Celebration of Graff Yellow Diamonds will be exhibited at Graff Rue Saint-Honoré during Haute Couture.