Harry Winston Backstory
Harry Winston, an American jeweler whose reputation for gemstones, developed his legacy as "King of Diamonds." He is also the owner of a historic jewelry collection, only second in size to the British royal family. In 1944 Mr. Winston was dubbed "Jeweler to the Stars" when he became the first jeweler to loan diamonds to actresses for the Academy Awards. In 1949 Mr. Winston acquired a collection that included the Hope Diamond, a rare 45.52-carat blue diamond, and the impressive Star of the East. In 1968 viewers watched in awe as Winston cleaved the 601-carat Lesotho diamond. Aristotle Onassis purchased a 40.42-carat marquise-cut diamond as Jacqueline Kennedy's engagement ring. The infamous diamond cluster holly "Wreath" necklace" is Winston's creation. Harry Winston's jewelry has been associated with uncompromising quality and creativity for over eight decades. The Harry Winston jewelry retail salons are located internationally in Shanghai, Paris, New York, London, Geneva, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.