About Graff Brand
King of Diamonds, Graff was founded by British jeweler Laurence Graff in 1960. He was fascinated by diamonds since he turned fifteen and became an apprentice in London’s diamond district Hatton Garden. Today, there are over 50 Graff stores worldwide.
The company is famously involved in every stage of crafting their jewelry. Graff’s in-house designer team creates unique and innovative looks. The company is actively involved in sourcing the finest gemstones from around the world. Graff maintains its own ateliers where the House’ craftsmen work with precision and attention to detail, using the latest techniques to bring the designs to life. These classic pieces reflect the brand’s commitment to elegance and beauty.
One of the brand’s iconic designs is The Graff Butterfly collection. These jewels feature intricately designed butterflies crafted from a variety of precious gemstones. The lifelike forms of butterflies make them timeless symbols of beauty and grace. Graff’s famous designs are regularly seen on the red carpet. Here is Angelina Jolie stunningly wearing 32.98 carat diamond earrings by Graff at the 2018 BAFTAs.
About Estate Jewelry
Estate jewelry is an excellent way to buy high-quality pieces at a fair price. Those who appreciate classic or one-of-a-kind pieces prefer purchasing estate jewelry for a wide range of styles and historical influences.
Buying jewelry online can be challenging. The quality of the making has not gotten better over time while the design is getting more and more generic. Add ever rising prices and you could end up not finding anything suitable. To purchase a high-quality jewelry piece for an obtainable price consider buying estate items.
- Quality vs Quantity
Estate pieces mostly belong to the era when jewels were handmade and not mass produced. There were simply less jewelry makers at that time and they cared about their reputation. Opposed to the current fast fashion approach, life pace was in general slower. That allowed makers to take more time to craft a truly quality piece.
- Fair price vs Overpriced
Designer pieces aka signed pieces can cost multiple times more than their unsigned equivalents. We pay not only for an item itself but also for the brand advertising campaigns and all the buzz the name creates. Prices for estate jewelry form differently and mostly depend on the cost paid by a seller. A pre-owned Bulgari ring and a brand-new Bulgari piece have a significant price difference. Ask your local jewelry store about the retail price of the desired piece and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
- True value vs Seasonal Rush
Pre-owned jewelry retains its value as over time it gets unique and sought-after. Think about purchasing a new car that loses its value right after you leave your dealer versus buying a vintage vehicle.
At Nadine Krakov Collection we are in love with all the things beautiful. Each of our estate jewelry pieces is in excellent condition. We preserve the history and the greatest styles of the past so our clients can enjoy it to the fullest.