When Harry Winston founded his eponymous brand back in 1932, he nor the rest of the United States had excepted him to become the King of Diamonds, the jeweler to the Stars, or the designer of the ultimate engagement ring: the cushion cut diamond with micropavé setting.
He was a stone lover who could walk around with outrageous amount of carats in his bare pocket. Harry Winston made the stone itself the central design of a piece. Over the years, Harry Winston acquired some of the most famous gemstones found in the world, including the Jonker (an emerald cut diamonds, D-color with 66 facets weighting 142.90 carats) or the Hope diamond (a 45.52 carat rare blue diamond donated to the Washington Smithsonian Institute in 1958) which was then reset in 2010 after the American people voted for its new setting.
Harry Winston installed his reputation in the jewelry and high jewelry world as a jeweler to the stars. From Gwyneth Paltrow to Halle Berry or Ellen Mirren, the most-coveted actresses have worn the most-coveted pieces of jewelry a woman could ever dream of. However, the house of Harry Winston is part of the few who does not contract celebrities to wear their jewelry. The Star/Jeweler relationship has always been and will remain a friendly one!
In regards to collections, as stipulated above, the Harry Winston micropavé setting is famous worldwide as the most desired engagement ring. Using the best-graded diamonds only in D-E of F color set on platinum, the Harry Winston diamonds are part of the best you can find on the market.
Invented in 1940, Harry Winston’s signature design is the Winston Cluster. Setting marquise, round and pear diamonds on a minimal amount of platinum the Winston Cluster aims to capture the light from all directions.
In 2001, Harry Winston has set a foot in watchmaking industry launching the concept of the OPUS where the jeweler would partner up with a famous watchmaker to develop a watch. The Opus 14 was released at the end of 2015 with a major event in Baden-Baden. Opus 14 is the result of a 4-years development with two visionary watchmaker: Franck Orny and Johnny Girardin who integrated a jukebox within a watchcase. Genius!
But the jewels that tell time remains an art Harry Winston masters like no-one. From secret watches, to métier d’arts timepieces, Harry Winston manages to combines exceptional movements to extraordinary gemstones leading to breath-taking collections.