In this year’s Best of the Best, we continue to honour the brands and people who have continued to create covetable products, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Here, we have Graff as the best in design pivot
Laurence Graff is known for purchasing important rough diamonds and transforming them into lust-worthy baubles for collectors on the hunt for out-of-this- world pieces. Little wonder, then, that his design director, Anne-Eva Geffroy, looked to the heavens for inspiration. This Night Moon necklace is a slightly edgier concept than her previous, more traditional designs. With 466 diamonds (totalling 52.37 carats) and set in 18-carat white gold and platinum, the piece has a four-carat oval diamond at its centre surrounded by a cluster of diamonds in mixed cuts, blending elements of a half-moon shape and sunray patterns. Just beneath, a two-carat round diamond is highlighted in a diamond-shaped frame of 12 baguettes. And a two-carat pear-shaped diamond elegantly elongates the composition while providing a touch of softness. Where else can you get the sun, the moon and the stars in a single go?