WOOD BOXES, HUMIDORS, LIGHTERS AND ASHTRAYS
At G.P.Grant, we specialize in crafting works of art, and our exclusivity is born from original designs and the use of extraordinary materials. Our creations feature gemstones and precious stones, crystal and minerals, fine and exotic wood, noble and precious metals, as well as genuine leather. We take the conventional and infuse it with a breath of fresh innovation, transforming conservative items like jewelry boxes, humidors, wooden ashtrays, and lighters into entirely new designs that embody luxury, artistry, and sophistication.
HIGH-END AND JEWELLERY HUMIDORS
G.P.Grant's high-quality, high-end humidors are a true embodiment of luxury and are the result of an intricate and labor-intensive process. It all begins with the meticulous preparation of specially selected wood, predominantly Spanish cedar, executed by true professionals. This wood undergoes a minimum ten-year aging process in designated outdoor areas to ensure its resistance to deformation or cracking during service. The subsequent manufacturing stages, including sawing, milling, jointing, sanding, gluing, drying, polishing, coating, and finishing, span over half a year, reflecting the level of craftsmanship and dedication involved.
The quality of our humidors is closely tied to the veneer patterns. The expert selection of textures, shapes, and colors allows us to create unique and exquisitely beautiful ornaments and compositions for our products. Each humidor's surface receives multiple layers of high-quality lacquer, and only the finest materials are used for handmade decoration.
Central to our approach in crafting high-end humidors is the principle of manual craftsmanship, ensuring the exceptional quality of the final products. Every cigar humidor is entirely handmade using the highest quality materials. To maintain an unmatched level of quality across our various collections, G.P.Grant GmbH collaborates closely with Elie Bleu, a French company renowned as a global leader and expert in crafting top-tier handmade cigar humidors. This partnership ensures the long-term safety and preservation of cigars, combining our design expertise with Elie Bleu's production capacity and quality assurance. These collections bear a double logo, featuring both G.P. Grant & Elie Bleu, signifying the pinnacle of quality and craftsmanship.
In parallel, G.P.Grant leverages its expertise in stone and mineral processing to create unique and intricately crafted portable humidors. These humidor designs, coupled with the use of rare materials and skilled techniques, satisfy the discerning tastes of connoisseurs and experts alike. Each cigar box boasts not only a distinctive design but also uncommon materials that are atypical in traditional humidors, including mineral and precious stone inlays, wood and metal patterns, and a special lacquer coating. These components, combined with the company's commitment to quality, render G.P.Grant products entirely unparalleled.
The handmade production of G.P.Grant humidors is so intricate and precise that all our products are created in strongly limited editions, sometimes with only five or ten items. This exclusivity elevates every G.P.Grant product beyond the realm of being just a superb cigar humidor, excelling in its function of cigar storage, to the status of an exclusive luxury and a unique art object. Due to their superior quality and unique design, all G.P.Grant high-end humidors are genuine works of art that will endure and bring immense aesthetic pleasure to their owners.
At the heart of all G.P.Grant's luxury offerings are the most advanced technologies and know-how, the most elite materials, and exquisite design. Our products stand as prime examples of European quality, elegant style, and respectability. The luxurious design that transforms them into authentic art objects serves as the cornerstone of our philosophy and success.
Complementing our humidors are stylish lighters and substantial ashtrays crafted from wood adorned with metals and gemstones, aligning with the thematic design of each collection. These accessories complete the G.P.Grant experience, providing an all-encompassing sense of luxury and artistry to cigar connoisseurs.
All G.P.Grant high-end humidors are handmade, limited edition and classified into:
using sterling silver with gold, palladium and rhodium finish, bronze and etc.
using sterling silver with gold, palladium and rhodium finish, bronze and etc. using gemstones as tiger eye, lapis lazuli, mother of pearl, jade, etc.
using solid gold and platinum
using precious stones as diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, etc.
order of items based on the wishes of the client using different gemstones and precious stones, precious metals
strongly limited line - creation of a unique artworks
individualization, custom made and bespoke items with personalization
HUMIDOR'S INSIDE WOOD
Almost all G.P.Grant’s humidors are made of Cigar Box Spanish Cedar. Some humidors based on design made of Mahogany.
Spanish Cedar for humidors. Origin: Central and South America
Central and South America. It is revered as one of the world's most significant timber species, known for its aromatic and visually appealing pink to salmon-red wood. This wood is prized for its resistance to rot and insects. Spanish cedar wood possesses a distinctive and lingering cedar-like scent, making it a favored choice for cigar boxes.
The grain pattern of Spanish Cedar, or Cedrela, is generally straight, and it has a medium to high luster. It is easy to machine and finish. The color of Spanish Cedar wood is a deep reddish-brown. The density and gum content can vary among the several species marketed as Spanish cedar. Its texture is somewhat coarser and more ring-porous compared to mahogany, which it is related to. Spanish cedar is known for being lightweight and moderately soft. Its strong "cedary" odor makes it a preferred lining material for humidors. Additionally, the heartwood of Spanish cedar is reported to be highly resistant to preservation treatments.
Honduras Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla). Origin: Central and South America
Honduran Mahogany's heartwood color can exhibit a considerable range, from a pale pinkish brown to a deeper reddish brown. Over time, the color of mahogany tends to darken as it ages. One notable optical feature of mahogany is its chatoyancy, which gives the wood a shimmering or iridescent appearance, further adding to its visual appeal.
EXTERIOR DECORS OF WOOD BOXES, HUMIDORS, WOOD LIGHTERS AND ASHTRAYS
Macassar Ebony (Diospyros celebica). Origin: Indonesia/Celebes Islands
The heartwood of Zebrawood is known for its dramatic striped appearance, somewhat resembling Zebrawood. It typically features a yellow to reddish-brown body with darker brown or black stripes, creating a striking and visually captivating contrast. However, due to its high density and occasionally interlocked grain pattern, Zebrawood can be rather challenging to work with, as it can dull cutting tools more quickly than other woods.
Zebrawood is renowned for being an exceptionally expensive wood species. The tree's slow growth, limited natural habitat, and the highly sought-after aesthetic appeal and durability of its wood make it a prized and luxurious choice for various woodworking and artistic applications.
Bubinga (Guibourtia demeussi). Origin: Equatorial Africa
Bubinga's heartwood exhibits a range of colors, spanning from a pinkish red to a deeper reddish brown, often enriched with darker purple or black streaks. In contrast, the sapwood of Bubinga is a pale straw color and is easily distinguishable from the heartwood. One of the distinctive characteristics of Bubinga is its frequent presence of various figures, such as pommele, flamed, waterfall, quilted, mottled, and more. This diversity in figure types adds to the wood's visual appeal.
Bubinga is highly regarded as a top-quality wood for cabinetry and turnery due to its strength and aesthetic qualities. It is loved not only for its durability but also for its remarkable beauty, making it a sought-after choice for a wide range of woodworking and artistic applications.
Walnut Burl. Origin: North America
Walnut burl is a classic beauty in the world of woodworking. Its heartwood boasts a rich brown color, often enhanced with a light application of penetrating stain to emphasize its intricate figure. What makes walnut particularly unique is its ability to lighten when exposed to UV light. Vintage walnut furniture pieces are known for their warmth and richness in color. This lightening process can be a gradual one, taking months, years, and even decades to fully develop, adding to the charm and character of walnut wood over time.
Santos Rosewood (Machaerium scleroxylon). Origin: Bolivia
This exotic hardwood serves as a fine alternative to rosewood, offering great beauty and a range of desirable characteristics. It features a color palette that ranges from red-brown to deep purple-brown, showcasing a striking and visually appealing spectrum. The wood possesses a fine texture and is beautifully marked, displaying many of the qualities associated with the finest rosewood species. As such, it is highly suitable for cabinet work and various woodworking applications, making it a superb choice for crafting high-quality and visually captivating pieces.
Elm Burl. Origin: Western Europe
The heartwood of elm is typically light to medium reddish-brown in color, while the paler sapwood is usually distinctly defined. Elm burl veneer is an occasional find and ranks among the most expensive veneers available in commercial markets. This veneer is highly prized for its unique and distinctive visual characteristics, making it a luxurious choice for fine woodworking and decorative applications.
Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis). Origin: North America
Sycamore wood bears a resemblance to maple in its composition. It primarily consists of the sapwood, with occasional darker heartwood streaks found in most boards. The sapwood of Sycamore exhibits a white to light tan hue, while the heartwood takes on a deeper reddish-brown coloration. What sets Sycamore apart is the presence of highly distinctive ray flecks that are visible on quartersawn surfaces, giving the wood a characteristic freckled or speckled appearance. This unique feature adds to the visual allure of Sycamore and makes it a sought-after choice in various woodworking applications.