Emerald High Jewellery
Highly prized by emperors, maharajahs and queens, emeralds were first discovered over 4,000 years ago. Graff is renowned for the unsurpassable quality of its emeralds, having established a legacy for creating high jewellery featuring only the most beautiful emeralds on earth. Designed and crafted in our London workshop, our one-of-a-kind emerald jewels can be found in our stores worldwide.
Our gemmologists spend many months sourcing the very best gemstones for each new emerald high jewellery creation. Only those gemstones with a truly breathtaking depth of colour are selected – often Colombian emeralds, which are renowned for their ardent hue.
Once an emerald has been selected, it is passed to Graff’s design team, who study it closely in order to understand its nuances and character. A gouache illustration is then painted to scale, to communicate the design atelier’s vision.
“There is something wonderfully enigmatic about emeralds. The secrets that they hold within the depths of their rich colour, it’s truly magical.”
An Unerring Eye
Serving to direct the eye to the central emerald or stone arrangement, the bespoke mount of each jewel is meticulously considered. Finding emeralds that are the perfect match requires an expert human eye in pursuit of perfection.
A Perilous Enterprise
Emeralds are versatile gemstones that can be faceted, carved and polished into smooth cabochons and beads. However, they are delicate and demand specific expertise and exemplary diligence from our master craftsmen.
One of the most precious hallmarks of Graff jewellery is its fluidity – pieces appear almost alive as they shadow each subtle movement of their wearer.