Brands We Love at Jonathan’s Diamond Buyer: Harry Winston

Harry WinstonHave you ever looked at a piece of jewelry and it’s made your heart beat faster? I have. I do. It’s like love. It’s like lust. It’s like amazing. It happens with Cartier. It happens with Tiffany.  It happens with all watches. And, it happens with Harry Winston.

First, you have to love an American jewelry designer, right? Second, you have to love a jewelry designer that is so philanthropic and a design house that has such a rich history.

The History of Harry Winston

Although Harry Winston grew up as a jeweler’s son (just like Jonathan!),he bought and sold stones from a very early age, having an eye for gemstones of rare value and quality.  When Harry was 19 he opened the Premiere Diamond Company, which was his first brick and mortar company.  Through many ups and downs, Harry kept this business from going under, and ended up focusing on estate sales and remaking jewelry that he purchased and selling it.

In 1932, Winston closed down Premier Diamond Company and established Harry Winston, Inc. in order to begin producing his own line of jewelry. He sought to highlight the jewels’ own shapes by minimizing the setting, relying on light platinum settings, so that the stones rather than the metal dictated the design. His flair for new designs allowed Winston to flourish during the Depression years, which was when he became a major figure in the New York diamond business.

Contemporary Harry Winston Jewels We Adore

Lily Cluster Diamond Bracelet

Lily Cluster by Harry Winston

Central Park Emerald and Diamond Five Stone RingCentral Park by Harry Winston

Belle Diamond Earrings

Belle by Harry Winston

Attraction Diamond Ring

Attraction by Harry Winston

Estate Harry Winston Jewelry We Adore

Platinum Pear Shape Colombian Emerald & Diamond Earrings

Harry Winston Platinum Pear Shape Colombian Emerald & Diamond Earrings

Large scale dome ring in 18KT gold arch motif

Large scale Harry Winston dome ring in 18KT gold arch motif, set with diamonds

”Rose of England” Diamond BroochLarge scale Harry Winston dome ring in 18KT gold arch motif, set with diamonds

18kt. Gold & Platinum Diamond, Emerald & Pearl Necklace

Harry Winston 18kt. Gold & Platinum Diamond, Emerald & Pearl Necklace

*photos courtesy of www.harrywinston.com,  www.1stdibs.com and www.yafajewelry.com

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Sergio About Sergio

Sergio Nuncio has been a diamond and watch buyer for over 20 years. He loves valuating fine estate jewelry, diamonds, watches and gold. When Sergio isn't working with diamonds, he is working on his salt water aquarium, fishing or spending time with his wife and children.

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