For this week’s edition of Haute Jewelry we’re celebrating Laurence Graff’s 60th anniversary working in the jewelry industry. To mark the anniversary, Graff Diamonds recreated the famous Hair & Jewel, which features 22 extremely rare and unique jewels with a value of half a billion dollars.
In 1970, world renowned diamantaire Laurence Graff OBE created Hair & Jewel, an ornate coiffure comprising one million dollars of diamonds and precious gems. This week Graff Diamonds unveiled the recreation of this captivating piece. The recreation features a number of record breaking diamonds that have been cut and polished by Graff – namely the Graff Sweethearts, a magnificent pair of earrings featuring 51.53 carat and 50.76 carat D color Flawless type IIA heart shape diamonds, and a selection of jewelry crafted from the 550 carat Letšeng Star, the 14th largest white rough diamond ever discovered.
Other pieces showcased include an exceptionally rare 10.47 carat Fancy Vivid Blue Internally Flawless briolette diamond pendant, a stunning 52.73 carat Fancy Vivid Yellow emerald cut diamond ring and a 6.51 carat Fancy Intense Pink Internally Flawless oval cut diamond ring.
Photo credit: David Slijper for Graff Diamonds.