For over half a century, Graff has operated at the very pinnacle of the high jewelry industry, discovering and crafting diamonds of brilliance and rarity, transforming the hidden wonders of the earth into spectacular pieces of jewelry that move the heart and stir the soul.
Among the world’s foremost collectors of modern art, Laurence Graff OBE has a deep and enduring appreciation of the masters who revolutionised the 20th century art scene.
His stellar collection includes modern and contemporary masterpieces by Warhol, Haring and Basquiat, and it is his love of the genre that has influenced the poetic new Inspired by Twombly collection.
Exploring the notion of never-ending swirls, the Inspired by Twombly bracelet, above, is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship. Seemingly infinite, the loops of diamonds create a three-dimensional spiral of light around the wrist.
Exquisite diamond necklaces and earrings showcase the superlative skills of Graff’s master craftsmen, with each jewel flowing playfully from one gemstone to the next. The stones, invisibly set so that the metal is hidden from view, form endless loops of diamonds that create an intense play of light on the décolletage and cascade downwards from the ear.
The calligraphic artworks of the late American artist Cy Twombly formed the starting point for the designers at Graff, who have envisaged a collection of contemporary masterpieces where the spontaneity of the gesture – the impromptu line animating the pieces – is painted in scintillating gemstones.
The newest Inspired by Twombly creations play with the proportions of the loops, bringing a uniquely feminine aesthetic to the collection. With a more naturalistic feel, the fluid loops are set with round and invisibly set emerald cut diamonds to form elaborate, sculptural ribbons of stones.
Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, Graff’s classic yet imaginative design aesthetic is perfectly captured in these exuberantly precious Twombly-inspired doodles, which, like the finest art, inspire quiet contemplation.