The King of Diamonds, Winston was born in 1908 and was an American jeweler, that sadly passed in 1978. To celebrate the 125th of the so-called King of Diamonds, an amazing and luxurious jewel was created. Harry Winston had an impeccable ability to recognize the qualities of precious stones and the art of elevating them into exquisite jewelry pieces.
In order to celebrate Winston’s 125th birthday, his jewelry house presents a unique ring named Winston Pink Legacy, featuring an 18.96-carats pink diamond.
“It is a Cinderella world. It has everything. People, drama, romance, excitement, speculation. What more could you want?” – Winston
His reputation as a diamond maverick was settled in the early days of his career, as he acquired some of history’s greatest and most impressive diamonds. Such as the famous Hope Diamond – a rare deep-blue stone that was originally brought from India – in 1949, that the jeweler generously donated to the Smithsonian Institution. In addition to that, Harry Winston owned a personal collection that was equivalent to those of royal houses.
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Harry Winston was known, as well, for his 1935 purchase of the Jonker Diamond, a white diamond tinged with blue that weighed an unbelievable 726 carats and was about the size of a chicken’s egg. After a tour around the United States, Winston had Lazare Kaplan cut the original stone into 13 finished gems.
Under his master eye, Harry Winston recut the diamonds of Indore Pears, once owned by the Maharaja of Indore, to 44.14 and 46.39 carats and kept them in his personal luxurious collection. Later, they were exhibited around the country in “The Court of Jewels”, a traveling show hosted by himself with the purpose of educate the American public.
“I love the diamond business” – Winston
In order to continue Harry Winston’s magnificent legacy, his namesake jewelry house acquired the sensational 18.96-carat Fancy Vivid Pink diamond in November 2018. Due to its incredible size and rare color grading, it was described by in-house specialists as “virtually unheard of”. This year, the world’s leading source for diamonds is also launching a new campaign dedicated to the theme of love.