Laurence Graff is often called the King of diamonds or the new Harry Winston. The self made London resident has bought and sold some of the most illustrious stones in the world.
Laurence Graff was in 1938 in London’s East End. He was born in a Jewish family. His father was from Russia and his mother was Romanian. He has a younger brother Raymond, born in 1947.
Graff left school at the age of 15 to work as an apprentice jeweller. For the first few months he was not given any work related to jewellery. His work consisted of scrubbing the floors, cleaning the bathrooms and occasionally running errands. He left the job soon after and began his apprenticeship with another jeweller. He learnt how to repair and clean jewellery, craft small pieces and soon completed his period as an apprentice. It was a poor time in England and the people did not have much money to spend of jewellery, they preferred to remodel old jewellery rather than purchasing new ones.