This third appointment with our local fashion news is dedicated to Harry Winston “The king of diamonds”💎
When Harry Winston was twelve years old, he recognized a two-carat emerald in a pawn shop, bought it for 25 cents, and sold it two days later for $800. Winston started his business in 1920 and opened his first store in New York City in 1932.
Known throughout his life as the “King of Diamonds“, and the “Jeweler to the Stars“, Mr. Winston’s innovative design philosophy – in which the individual gemstones, rather than the metal settings, would dictate each design – helped to revolutionize fine jewelry designs, and remains the cornerstone of a timeless aesthetic that continues to inspire all Harry Winston creations.
From the acquisition of some of the world’s most famous gemstones, including the Jonker, Hope, and Winston Legacy Diamonds, to adorning generations of famous faces, from Hollywood legends to international Heads of State, for over eight decades, the Harry Winston name has been synonymous with the best that there is.
Today, the House of Harry Winston continues its tradition of creativity, rarity, and quality without compromise in its retail salons around the world, including: New York, London, Paris, Geneva, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
701 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022, USA (temporary location)
The New York Salon located at 718 Fifth Avenue is currently undergoing renovation.