Lawrence Graff’s passion for diamonds paved the way for a career as a gemologist. Graff was self-taught and apprenticed at the famed Hatton Garden in London. In 1960, he founded his eponymous jewelry label at 21 years old. The company soon earned global recognition for its fine jewelry and rare gems, most of them sourced from mines in the sub-Saharan regions of Africa. A diamond and sapphire bracelet by the British label is available in the upcoming Christie’s auction. The piece is made with 18-karat white gold and features 64 round diamonds and 32 round sapphires.
Another noteworthy piece of jewelry featured in the auction is a necklace designed by Prince Dimitri for Assael. The ornament, designed as a bib, is set in 18-karat yellow gold. It features golden cultured pearls, cabochon moonstones, tourmaline, and diamonds. Jewels by Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels, Tiffany’s, and other luxury brands and designers are available as well. Visit Christie’s to view the entire catalog or to place a bid online.
# of Lots:166
Price Range:$800 - $100,000