A Girl’s Best Friend Indeed.
An old song tells us diamonds are a girl’s best friend. For a young man looking to buy that special engagement ring of brooch for his lady fair, the plethora of jewelry stores can be confusing. Who among us is a true expert on diamonds and jewelry in general? I don’t profess to be but the people at Harry Winston Inc. are.
Harry Winston is a household name and if you are not familiar with the name, you most certainly know about his most famous diamond. You see, Harry Winston owns the Hope Diamond. O.K., I know what you’re thinking. That would be a really great gift for your significant other. Sorry Gentlemen, it is not for sale. Other legendary gems in his collection include the 970-carat Star of Sierra Leone, the726 carat Jonker and the Lesotho One. Harry Winston also created the Taylor Burton necklace and the Nur-ul-Ain tiara for the marriage of Shah Reza Pahlavi of Iran and the Sahnbanou Farah in 1958. The tiara features a 60-carat rose pink stone. The name means light of the eye.
Diamonds are a multi-generational obsession with the firm. If you want a garden-variety necklace or ring, forget Harry Winston. If, however, you want a truly unique piece, crafted by people who not only know diamonds but also aspire to use them in one of a kind works of artistic design, then visit Harry Winston.
No two diamonds are alike. Harry Winston Inc. jewelers understand this and it is the backbone of their business. Diamonds are cut to bring out and enhance their natural beauty and unique characteristics. Harry Winston only uses diamonds classified as flawless (FL or IF), very, very small inclusion (VVS1 or WS2), or very small inclusion (VS1, VS2). An inclusion is a small defect in the stone that may appear as crystals, clouds or feathers. Color is another factor affecting the value of a diamond. Diamonds graded D, E, and F are considered colorless while grades G through Z are considered to show color. Ronald Winston, Harry’s son recommends; “For color I advise anywhere from D to G. Any color darker than G should not be purchased in any shape other than round because the color tends to concentrate at the points and becomes more noticeable.” Gem aficionados eagerly seek out fancy colored diamonds for their rarity. These are grade Z diamonds but if they are well-cut and perfect clarity, they command exceptional value.
Celebrities including actors Gwyneth Paltrow, Hillary Swank and Scarlett Johansson wore Harry Winston creations. After all, when it’s your night to shine, shine with the best.
Harry Winston Inc. sponsors a number of philanthropic causes including the “Court of Jewels” which features a number of important diamonds and historical jewelry designs.
Harry Winston Inc. operates 17 salons in major cities in North America, Europe and Asia, in cities as diverse as New York, Honolulu, Paris, London, Beijing and Tokyo. In addition, Harry Winston Timepieces retail throughout the world at authorized locations.
Perhaps you’re looking for earrings. Harry Winston features a stunning array of styles sure to delight the love of your life including a magnificent turquoise and diamond drop earring that are boldly and elegantly styled. They feature several styles of engagement rings and wedding bands. They also boast a men’s collection that is rich yet understated.
Harry Winston Inc. offers rare, timeless, exceptional jewelry. It is their mission statement and the company’s obsession. Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend but Harry Winston Inc is the best friend to the discerning purchaser.