First discovered over four thousand years ago, emeralds became the prized jewels of emperors, maharajahs and queens. Graff is renowned for emeralds of unsurpassable quality, having established a firm legacy for high jewellery using 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 gemologists spend many months sourcing only the very best gemstones for each new emerald jewellery creation. Only emeralds with a truly breathtaking depth of colour are selected – often Colombian stones, which are renowned for their ardent hues.
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.”
A Meticulous Eye
The bespoke mount of each jewel is meticulously considered, as it serves to direct the eye to the central emerald or stone arrangement. To find emeralds that perfectly match each other requires a skilled 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.