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A Look at the Fascinating Story of Harry Winston

A Look at the Fascinating Story of Harry Winston

Throughout his lifetime, Mr. Winston believed that behind every great diamond was a fascinating story. That diamonds, like people, were most precious for their individuality. And that our most meaningful moments should be marked with jewels so exquisite and rare that they would forever serve as glittering reminders of our most cherished memories.

Since 1932, some of Harry Winston’s most extraordinary diamonds have played a prominent role in commemorating some of the greatest romances of our time, from expressions of love—such as the flawless pear-shaped stone presented to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton; to symbols of commitment—like the legendary Lesotho III diamond engagement ring given to Jacqueline Kennedy by Aristotle Onassis; to one-of-a-kind jewels, for once in a life time celebrations.

A Harry Winston diamond engagement ring starts with the diamond, as each ring is designed to showcase a particularly beautiful and unique stone to its best advantage. When side stones are used, careful consideration and thorough planning go into their selection—which is made by assessing their quality, similarity to each other, and ability to aesthetically complement and enhance the center stone.

A Harry Winston engagement ring is held to the highest and most exacting quality standards in the industry. Throughout every step of the process, we inspect each ring, beginning with the initial design and continuing to the moment before it is placed in our salon’s case. Our quality assurance professionals painstakingly pore over each ring, ensuring that it has been flawlessly crafted.

“No two diamonds are alike,” Harry Winston once explained. “Each diamond has a different nature. Each diamond must be handled the way you handle a person.” Our discriminating connoisseurship of gemstones has not changed, and every engagement ring we create is one-of-a-kind.

From the iconic emerald-cut with its clean lines and sophisticated shape to round brilliant-cuts with sparkling facets of light, to elegant ovals and cushion-cuts, check out some of Harrry Winston's mesmerizing designs:


First introduced in 2009, as part of the New York Collection, this highly dimensional design is at once classic and modern. Symbolizing the power that draws a couple together, Harry Winston’s Attraction Ring features a distinctive domed micropavé band, with a stunning round brilliant-cut center stone that appears to float in its delicate setting. 


The quintessential symbol of love, this stunning collection continues the timeless tradition of Harry Winston bridal styles with an elegant, modern design. The ring setting features two logotypes, “H” and “W” representing the brand initials, as well as the titles “husband” and “wife,” which support a round brilliant-cut diamond center stone


The Ultimate Bridal Collection is Harry Winston’s exclusive service that allows clients to custom create a one-of-a-kind diamond engagement ring that is as rare and unique as one’s own individual love story. 


Derived from archival Winston sketches dating back to the 1940s, the Lily Cluster Engagement Ring captures the refined shape of lilies in bloom, and underscores the House’s longstanding commitment to creating impeccable jewels inspired by the beauty of nature.