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Monday, October 13, 2014

Clouds, Flowers and Beautiful Gems Inspire Graff’s Nuage Collection

Sapphire and diamond necklace

Clouds and flowers in the world’s most famous gardens provided the inspiration for the the Nuage collection, the latest line by Graff Diamonds available to the public after its unveiling at the recently concluded La Biennale des Antiquaires. 

Ruby and diamond necklace

Anne-Eva Geffroy, Graff’s design director, used organic forms; geometric patterns; and a color palette dominates by red, white and blue to create the first six pieces released in the collection. The inspiration is based on her travels to the world’s most famous gardens, including the Ginkaku-ji a Zen temple in Kyoto, the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech, the Kew Gardens in London and the gardens of Claude Monet in France. 

Ruby and diamond bracelet

Nuage is French for cloud and the geometric forms replicate the swirling of these heavenly bodies. For example, a sapphire and diamond necklace uses swirling pavé diamonds in the shapes of clouds that embrace brilliant cut sapphires spouting out of platinum and diamonds like flowers in bloom. The necklace is accompanied by a matching bracelet. 

Sapphire and diamond bracelet

The motif of clouds and flowers are played out throughout the remainder of the collection, which includes a matching earrings, bracelet and necklace set with the same swirling diamond pavé over platinum. In this case the flowers are more pronounced in both the swirling formations and in use of rubies to create flower figures within the clouds. 

Ruby and diamond bracelet

Finally, among the items released by Graff, is a platinum and white diamond bracelet using the same motif.

This is classic jewelry in the Graff tradition where high-quality diamonds and gems take center stage and the designs showcase the gems.

Diamond Nuage bracelet.

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