Sapphire High Jewellery
Long celebrated as regal stones, sapphires have been worn by kings and queens in western cultures for centuries. Traditionally, their vivid depths bore connotations of nobility, truth and romance, and they were often exchanged as symbols of union and faithfulness. Graff is the world’s premier destination for exceptional sapphire high jewellery, which we invite you to discover in our stores worldwide.
Shades of Heaven
In medieval times, sapphires were believed to soothe their wearer, and the deepest of blue sapphires were thought to represent the colour of heaven. Clergymen often wore the stones, hoping to bring celestial blessings to their congregation.
“Our experienced gemmologists are constantly challenged to source and match the finest sapphires in the world.”
A Family Affair
A gouache painting is created of each sapphire high jewellery design before it is presented to Laurence Graff, who is integral to the creative decision-making process. All of our sapphire jewels are bestowed with a refined elegance, sleek lines and an all-important focus on the gemstones themselves.
A Dream Realised
For each piece of sapphire high jewellery, our designers create a prototype model in order to gain a realistic understanding of how each gemstone will sit and move within the piece. This requires hundreds of hours of intense concentration and highly skilled craftsmanship.
Fluidity is one of the hallmarks of Graff jewellery: it can make a piece seem almost alive as it shimmers in harmony with the wearer’s movements. Laurence Graff likens the technique of creating such works to “sewing”, with the end result of joining the stones together to create a finished jewel akin to the softest of fabrics.