The Jewellery Edit: Harry Winston.. The Father of Modern Jewellery…

Harry Winston Emerald & Diamond Ring

New Design… Classic Harry Winston…

If there is any Jewellery label that truly understands what jewellery is all about, it’s Harry Winston. The legacy of the jeweller is drowned in acts of goodwill, flawless design and of a career that highlights the aspects of the jewellery world that are the most important.

Just an example of why we love the current crop of Harry Winston jewellery is the ring titled, ‘Emerald and Diamond.’ Spawning from ‘The Incredibles’ collection, the Emerald and Diamond is similar to the jewellery being designed and produced by The Bling Society. Much like The Bling Society, Harry Winston produces bold and statement-making pieces designed to ‘wow’ all of your friends.

The life of Harry Winston is full of interesting stories. The first is of how a young Harry, after growing up in his fathers jewellery shop, spotted a diamond in a thrift shop that he purchased for $0.25, and later sold for $800. As Harry moved into his later life, he donated the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian in Washington DC. This Diamond is believed to have a value between $200-250 million.

Interesting fact about the father of modern jewellery, the famous song, “Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend” pays homage to Harry Winston, as one of the interjections in the song goes “Talk to me, Harry Winston, tell me all about it!”

Harry Winston’s Jewellery is all about making an impression, something he himself certainly made on the world of jewellery.

Sean Hyatt.

Accessories Contributor.