Jardiniere Brooch, c. 1928. France, platinum, diamond, emerald, jade, enamel. Vases of flowers executed in stones of different colours and textures, transparent and answered the need for contrast so typical of Art Deco taste. In addition the carved emerald leaves, and the cabochon rubies from India provide the exotic touch which is another characteristic of the period.
Biennale des Antiquaires: Graff Diamonds shows the world how the most extravagant diamond fantasies can come true
The juxtaposition of a 10.47ct blue briolette diamond with a 4.22ct old-mine Colombian emerald adds drama Graff's Le Collier Bleu de Reve necklace, which has been created especially for the Biennale des Antiquaires.