Best of the Best 2013: Jewelry: Diamonds: Graff

Photo by Lisa Charles Watson; Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner

Renowned for procuring some of the world’s rarest diamonds, Laurence Graff is now transforming these stones into exotically designed jewelry. This year, Graff and his team of designers began incorporating influences that span cultures and centuries, from the colorful Indian Mughal era to the ornate European baroque period. Such references inform this diamond cuff, which sets an enormous 38.03-carat yellow diamond among 140 carats of white diamonds in a lacelike, symmetrical design that emphasizes each of the singular stones. (212.355.9292, www.graffdiamonds.com)