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Harry Winston baptised the King of Diamonds

“Talk to me Harry Winston ! Tell me all about it!” used to sing Marilyn Monroe… Decades later, the King of Diamonds born in NY made of his name more than an institution: a legend. Harry Winston became famous for its cuts, its stones, its settings and its style … making the HW ring the epitome of beauty and feminine desire!

Timeless elegance – from the selection of the perfect jewels to their flawless presentation – Harry Winston’s mission since 1932.

Since its creation the House of Harry Winston has been guided by a philosophy of celebrating an enhancing the natural beauty of each precious diamond. The culmination of efforts between master craftsmen and true jewelry experts gives birth to the most exquisite pieces in their own impeccable setting as evidenced by their Midnight timepieces collection to the Lily Cluster or Sunflower collections.

The brand’s philosophy relies on the Four C’s : carat weight, clarity, colour, and cut – a true testament to its commitment to excellence and striking design. Completely free from any visible inclusions, each diamond is selected for its impeccable quality and character and modelled into a luminous and ethereal piece of jewelry. His reputation allowed him to gain the name of Harry Winston, King of Diamonds.

Harry Winston is renowned for their unique approach to designing the setting around each individual beauty of individual diamonds in order to get the best out of its natural beauty, shape and proportions. Their creations convey striking fluidity and spellbinding harmony that brings out the collective beauty of both the setting and the stone. The company’s trademark approach to utilizing platinum settings exclusively adds a certain ethereal allure to the pieces, perfectly complementing diamond’s colourless nature (by only using D, E or F diamonds).

All of Harry Winston’s creations are designed to the highest standards of quality and in keeping with Mr. Winston’s original philosophy that nothing should distract from a diamond’s natural brilliance – a vision that has helped shape one of the most prominent jewelry houses today. Continuing to combine the right design with innovative techniques and the finest craftsmanship culminate in the creation of radiant pieces that are a true testament to the efforts of gemologist, designer and artisan alike.

In a world of exuberance and overindulgence the name of Harry Winston has become synonymous of the ethereal beauty that lies within this world, but takes so much effort and skilled work to bring out and let shine. Their pieces possess one inherent quality and it is one of effortless luminance and subtle elegance.

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Secret Wonder ring mounted on platinum with blue sapphires and diamonds
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Divine Time by Harry Winston
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Lotus Cluster earings mounted on platinum with diamonds 
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Harry Winston Premier Delicate Silk Automatic 36mm
Birth of Harry Winston in New York
1896
Harry Winston, Inc. is founded in NYC
1932
Purchase of the company’s first important diamond – the Jonker, a 726 carats uncut rough diamond.
1935
Harry Winston and his designers pioneer the innovative technique of clustering.
1940
Harry Winston becomes the first jeweler to lend diamonds to an actress for the Academy Awards.
1944
Donation of the Hope Diamond to the Smithonian Institue in Washington DC. - a blue diamond oval cut of 45.52 carats !
1958
The Fifth Avenue Salon opens in New York city and two years later Indian designer Ambaji Shinde marks the beginning of Shinde's years of extraordinary designs and creativity.
1960
HW buys a 241 carat rough diamond his workshop will cut down to a 61.42 carat pear cut diamond Richard Burton will buy for Elizabeth Taylor.
1966
Harry Winston dies. His son Ronald becomes the new CEO.
1978
Harry Winston Inc. introduces its first collection of timepieces, entering the world of fine watchmaking.
1989
Launch of the HW Opus Series creating a new limited edition timepiece annually partnering with a reknown watchmaker.
2001
The world's first timepiece crafted in Zalium is introduced – an innovative, zirconium-based alloy.
2004
Ultimate Adornments, an exceptional high-jewelry collection hand-crafted in diamonds and platinum, is unveiled.
2011