The high craftsmanship and levels of complexity of the new Graffabulous collection by Maison Graff are unprecedented. Diamonds and precious stones are forged into unique designs detailed at myriad levels, in a true and increasingly rare art of fine and perfect jewellery.
Images courtesy of © Carlijn Jacobs, Graff
f the seas, tempt us with spontaneous beauty. These are enchanting representations, brought to us by the most seductive creatures of all the oceans: the supernatural Sirens who enchanted Ulysses; legendary maidens, who still fascinate and conquer through these bold and wonderful reinterpretations.
Three famous models, the fabulous star and muse Grace Elizabeth, together with Aya Jones and Qun Ye, wrap themselves in guise of goddesses of beauty and vanity. Portrayed by the camera of rising star Carlijn Jacobs, we read six astonishing chapters in modern revision of the grand saga. Our siren-women wear the Graffabulous collection, studded with an unparalleled array of extraordinary stones and manifest in over 80 pieces of high jewellery, each one unique. Diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires that together compose one of the largest collections of gems ever seen: a powerful collection that enraptures the eye, of brilliance so intense it blinds the sight, capturing the gaze of all admirers without qualm. The vanity of the past is no longer a sin, instead the ecstasy of the future aimed at continuous amazement.
Anne-Eva Geffroy, Design Director at Graff explains the musical brilliance and beauty of Graffabulous: “As designers, we listen to the songs the stones are singing, focusing on the music and the rhythm”. And after waiting centuries, the strong links with nature transmit powerfully: “Like the ripples that emanate outwards when a stone is dropped in water, the tempo increases as the jewels graduate in size until they reach a crescendo: a central motif where the full force of these natural gemstones is concentrated.”
The myths of the sirens recount them as all-powerful queens of unparalleled beauty: fierce in femininity, daring to take human form; tempting from perches on lava rock or dressed in billowing gowns, basking in lightness. Here, Graff’s unfathomably powerful goddesses channel the very essence of the Earth – the true creator of these precious gems.
The narrative is driven by the divine beauty of the natural diamonds and gems adorning the temptress maidens: from a perfect 38-carat D Flawless Ex Type Ila cushion-cut white diamond, to a 109-carat unheated Sri Lankan sapphire – the latter a rare treasure, emblem of this entire unparalleled collection of fine jewellery; included is also a phenomenal assembly of Fancy Vivid Yellow diamonds, transformed by the designers of the London-based Maison into the fiery highlight of a masterpiece necklace.
This is a superb collection, moving with extraordinary fluidity from one gemstone to the next, stunningly arriving at over 3,600 carats of gemstones, including 1,877 carats of white diamonds and 678 of yellow diamonds.
The high craftsmanship and levels of complexity are unprecedented. Diamonds and precious stones are forged into unique designs detailed at myriad levels, in a true and increasingly rare art of fine and perfect jewellery. The result is sublime virtuosity.