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Graff Chain Necklaces

The British jeweler Sir Laurence Graff (b. 1938) became utterly mesmerized by diamonds when he undertook his first apprenticeship at age 15 in London’s Hatton Garden jewelry district. It wasn't long before he established his now-celebrated eponymous brand, which produces engagement rings, necklaces, rings, earrings, stand-alone jewels, watches and more — all entirely in-house.

Graff had enrolled in classes at Central School of Arts and Crafts, and while he initially showed promise and was highly regarded, the shop owner, Mr. Schindler — who had his apprentice scrubbing floors and toilets — soon changed his tune, deeming him subpar. Undeterred, Graff learned to repair rings and designed small jewels at a humble workbench in his bedroom. He opened a 24-hour ring-repair service with a business partner and, in 1960, founded his luxury house. Two retail locations followed in London in 1962. Graff would go on to become one of the finest diamantaires in the world and was appointed an OBE in 2013 by Queen Elizabeth for his services to the jewelry industry.

Graff is known for handling some of the most famous diamonds in the world, including the Windsor Yellows, the Paragon, the Lesotho Promise and the Wittelsbach-Graff. He also purchased the 302.37-carat Graff Lesedi La Rona, which, at the time, was the largest diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America. The GIA certified the diamond — then the second-largest gem-quality rough diamond on record — as being of highest color and highest clarity. Lucara Diamond Corporation workers discovered the 1,109-carat rough diamond in 2015 at the Karowe mine in Botswana, and after Graff purchased the diamond in 2017, his gemologists and craftsmen spent more than 18 months polishing its final facets.

While many jewels, such as the Graff Lesedi La Rona, remain in Graff’s collection, he does sell extremely high-quality stand-alone jewels. Gems in his showrooms can reportedly fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars on average. Although these stones are perhaps slightly out of the budget of a typical Graff jewelry client, the house does work with more reasonably priced, but no less exceptional gems for its collections.

Naturally, diamonds feature prominently in Graff jewelry, which is known for being more avant-garde than traditional, although Graff does create classic engagement rings, too. The jeweler’s ready-to-wear collections integrate naturalistic motifs like butterflies, bows and sunbursts, as well as striking silhouettes like the crisscrossed Kiss, the clustered Threads and the swirling Inspired by Twombly line, which pays homage to the work of American painter and sculptor Cy Twombly. And while diamonds are the main focus for Graff, his jewelry occasionally features other precious and semiprecious stones.

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Creator: Graff
Graff Ruby and Diamond Pendant Necklace, White Gold
By Graff
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A GRAFF Ruby and Diamond Pendant Necklace made White Gold. The rubies weigh 1.86 carats and the diamond weighs 0.14 carats. The total we...
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1990s Graff Chain Necklaces

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Graff Diamond on Diamond Pendant on a Diamond Chain Necklace
By Graff
Located in New York, NY
A Graff Diamond on Diamond Pendant on a Diamond Chain Necklace made in 18K White Gold. The total weight is 11.08 grams. The length is 16.75." ...
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20th Century Graff Chain Necklaces

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Graff Diamond Cross Platinum Pendant Necklace
By Graff
Located in Feasterville, PA
An iconic authentic Graff necklace showcasing 6 step cut diamonds weighing .95ct total weight. The diamonds are VS clarity F-G Color. The necklace measures 16 1/2" in length and the ...
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Graff 0.89 Ct. Diamond Snowflake Pendant Necklace with Original Box
By Graff
Located in New York, NY
A Graff 0.89 ct. Diamond Snowflake Pendant Necklace, 18K White Gold. The length of the pendant is 3/4." Made in 18 Karat White Gold. Original...
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Graff Magnificent Diamond Pendant White Gold Necklace
By Graff
Located in Feasterville, PA
An incredible Graff diamond necklace showcasing 10.81ct of the finest round brilliant cut diamonds. The necklace measures 17.25" and is accompan...
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Graff Magnificent Diamond Pendant White Gold Necklace
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Located in Feasterville, PA
An incredible Graff diamond necklace showcasing 10.81ct of the finest round brilliant cut diamonds. The necklace measures 17.25" and is accompan...
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Graff chain necklaces for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a range of Graff chain necklaces available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique items was designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Graff jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Graff diamond chain necklaces, from our inventory of 6, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. We have 6 pieces in this collection as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler.
Questions About Graff Chain Necklaces
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 27, 2024
    Yes, Graff is high-end. Since its founding by Sir Laurence Graff, the British jewelry maker has become well known for carefully crafting jewelry using premium precious metals and gemstones. Graff is known for handling some of the most famous diamonds in the world, including the Windsor Yellows, the Paragon, the Lesotho Promise and the Wittelsbach-Graff. On 1stDibs, find a wide range of Graff jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 3, 2024
    Yes, Graff is ultra high-end. Experts reserve this term for brands that create pieces of unrivaled quality using only the finest available materials. Graff fits this definition by producing all of its jewelry in-house, adorning its pieces with high-quality gemstones in elegant settings that best display their natural beauty. The luxury jewelry maker is also known for handling some of the most famous diamonds in the world, including the Windsor Yellows, the Paragon, the Lesotho Promise and the Wittelsbach-Graff. Explore a variety of Graff jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 14, 2024
    Yes, Graff Diamonds is a good brand. Simply referred to by the name Graff rather than Graff Diamonds International Ltd., the brand is widely celebrated for creating engagement rings, necklaces, rings, earrings, stand-alone jewels, watches and more, all entirely in-house. Graff is known for handling some of the most famous diamonds in the world, including the Windsor Yellows, the Paragon, the Lesotho Promise and the Wittelsbach-Graff. While diamonds are the main focus for Graff, the brand’s jewelry occasionally features other precious and semiprecious stones. Shop a variety of Graff jewelry on 1stDibs.

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