July 20th, 2007

London: Major Jewel theft at Graff

famous graff diamond
graff_logo.jpgThere was some shocking and very bad news on July 11, 2007. $20 million worth of diamonds and gems were stolen from Graff by thieves who drove to the store in a Bentley. One necklace of over 155 carats was stolen. Hopefully the necklace did not contain one of the famous Graff diamonds as the center stone.

The Graff Collection of Jewels is no less than breathtaking. Their website claims that Laurence Graff probably has had more important gem quality diamonds passing through his hands than any other dealer, and despite stiff competition from Harry Winston, Tiffany & others, this may very well be the case.

They have a London home office and another base in NY, with stores coming soon to Geneva, Tokyo and Kowloon. From their site: “An exclusive collection of Asscher cut diamond rings set with very rare fancy vivid yellow, the classic white “D” flawless and fancy vivid blue diamonds, with tapered baguette diamond shoulders.” A gallery of important gemstones from Graff & the stars who wear them…after the jump.

Celebrities wearing Graff:

  • Kylie Minogue in a multi-cut white diamond necklace, diamond strand earrings, diamond bracelet & 25 carat D Flawless Pear shape diamond ring
  • Paris Hilton in fancy yellow & white diamond Waterfall necklace & matching earrings
  • Victoria Beckham in diamond & Burmese ruby suite w/ matching diamond earrings
  • Oprah Winfrey in a pair of fancy yellow & white diamond earrings & fancy yellow diamond ring
  • Liz Hurley in a pair of yellow & white diamond Gypsy earrings
  • Marcia Gay Harden in a pair of fancy intense yellow & white diamond earrings
  • Camilla Rutherford in £10 million of Graff diamonds
  • Naomi Campbell in a fancy intense blue, yellow, pink & white diamond necklace set with 137.82 carat D Flawless Paragon Diamond
  • Jane Seymour in a Burmese ruby & white diamond necklace
  • Emma Thompson in a pair of white fancy cut diamond Gypsy earrings
  • Miss Botswana in a fancy cut fine white diamond necklace & white pear shape & emerald cut diamond earrings
  • Mary Nightingale in a pair of white diamond Waterfall earrings & a white diamond bracelet

Significant Gemstones:

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