Pretty Yende, the South African soprano who sang a solo during the Coronation of King Charles III in London dazzled in more ways than one during her performance at Westminster Abbey. The first African to perform a solo at a coronation, Yende was wearing an extraordinary high jewellery diamond set from Graff featuring more than 138 carats of diamonds.
Yende had selected a Graff yellow and white diamond necklace to pair with her striking, sunny yellow Stéphane Rolland gown. The design of the necklace is unmistakably Graff and took many hundreds of hours to create through skilled craftsmanship in the Graff workshop.
Graff yellow and white diamond earrings framed Yende’s face with bold brilliance as over 35 carats of diamonds shimmered as she moved during her spellbinding performance in the Abbey.Francoise Graff, Chief Executive Officer at Graff, commented: “Graff is renowned for the best, rarest and most fabulous diamonds. We know that the stones we cut and polish for today are destined to be the legendary jewels of the future – a sentiment exemplified by the high jewellery set worn by Pretty. We are honoured to have played a part in this auspicious occasion that will be watched by the world and remembered forever.” Anne-Eva Geffroy, Design Director at Graff, added: “Yellow diamonds have been synonymous with Graff since the very beginning, and we continue to celebrate their rich intensity and brilliance within our designs.”