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Harry Winston

Among the famed gemstones that Harry Winston (1896–1978) encountered over the course of his career was the Hope diamond, which he donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1958. Today, Winston is regarded as the “King of Diamonds” and the “Jeweler to the Stars” as one of the first to recognize the branding power of lending glitzy earrings, necklaces and other fine jewelry for red-carpet events.

Winston’s father had immigrated to New York from Ukraine and ran a small jewelry shop where a young Harry learned about precious stones, enough, the story goes, to identify a real emerald in a heap of pawnshop jewelry at the age of 12. His early success involved turning that eye to estate sale collections that he transformed by freeing gemstones from dated ornamentation, giving them new cuts and modern settings. He opened Harry Winston Inc. in 1932, where he influenced 20th-century-jewelry trends by always elevating the stones rather than adding the lavish decorations that had pervaded jewelry in the 19th century.

The first of the celebrated diamonds to be purchased by Winston was the 726-carat uncut Jonker, acquired in 1935. Many others followed, including the 726.60-carat Vargas from Brazil which, in 1938, he tracked down across multiple continents after he read a brief newspaper notice about its discovery. The rarity and beauty of the gemstones he pursued and presented in his boutiques made the Winston brand synonymous with excellence.

Winston was also a pioneer of marketing as the first jeweler to dress an Academy Awards nominee when he loaned some diamond jewelry to Jennifer Jones for the 1944 Oscar ceremony. Winston was renowned for his eye for the finest of gemstones and the ability to design pieces in order to best flaunt their natural dazzle. He regularly showed off his collection in touring exhibitions, such as the 1949 “Court of Jewels,” which featured the Hope diamond. His storied past and long legacy is continued by the House of Harry Winston and its salons in Japan, the United Kingdom and elsewhere. 

On 1stDibs, find a stunning collection of Harry Winston jewelry that includes bracelets, wedding rings, engagement rings and other accessories.

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HARRY WINSTON Investment grade D color Emerald Cut Diamond Ring
By Harry Winston
Located in Rome, IT
Vintage Harry Winston Emerald Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring! Celebrate your love with a touch of timeless glamour and sophistication with our exquisite Vintage Classic Harry ...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Harry Winston

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Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Harry Winston Cluster Diamond Earrings
By Harry Winston
Located in New York, NY
Harry Winston (Jacque Timey) Diamond Earrings This pair of earrings has 16 marquise shaped diamond clusters weighing 5.40ct (Color: D-F, Clarity: VS) each suspending a pair of grad...
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Late 20th Century American Artist Harry Winston

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Diamond, Platinum

Harry Winston Diamond Necklace Bracelet & Earrings Set 18k Yellow Gold
By Harry Winston
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Harry Winston, Diamond Necklace, Bracelet and Earring set, Circa 1990's 282 diamonds with a Total Diamond Weight 73.60cts Necklace 40 carats Bracelet 22.80 cts Earrings 10.80 cts D...
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1990s American Harry Winston

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Harry Winston GIA 5.53 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Platinum Ring
By Harry Winston
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Harry Winston GIA 5.53 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Platinum Ring. Featuring one GIA emerald cut diamond of 5.53 carats, accompanied by GIA #2225425530 stating the diamond is M color, VS1 clarity. Accented by two tapered baguette cut diamonds with a total weight of approximately 0.35 carat, graded F color, VVS-VS clarity. Crafted in platinum signed Winston with purity mark. The Harry Winston setting is circa 2010 with the diamond added later. The ring is a size 7 ½ and may be resized. About this Item: Behold the epitome of timeless elegance and unparalleled sophistication with our Harry Winston emerald...
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21st Century and Contemporary Harry Winston

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Harry Winston Premier 18K Yellow Gold Ladies Watch
By Harry Winston
Located in Rome, IT
Harry Winston Premier 18K Yellow Gold Ladies Watch 23mm Model #1223. Dial: Cream color. Movement: Quarts Case: 18k Yellow Gold, Case Diameter 23 mm, weighing 65.9 Grams of 18k Yel...
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1990s American Harry Winston

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Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Harry Winston Diamond & Platinum Ring
By Harry Winston
Located in BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Authentic Harry Winston flush set diamond ring in platinum. 1 round brilliant diamonds, approximately 0.04 carats total. Approximately F/G color and VVS clarity. Set in platinum, 5.4...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Harry Winston

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Harry Winston Classic Diamond Cluster Earrings in Platinum and 18K Gold
By Harry Winston
Located in Dallas, TX
Splendid pair of Harry Winston iconic cluster diamond earrings from 1980s. The earrings showcase an ensemble of 10 glittering diamonds totaling 8 carats and set in platinum with 18 karat gold earring backs. Each earring features 5 diamonds (3 pear and 2 marquise) of Winston high-quality (approximately E-G color and VVS to VS clarity) which are meticulously arranged to display their exceptional brilliance. The masterfully-cut diamond facets produce a scintillating play of light, creating dazzling sparkle with every movement. These earrings can be positioned on the ear in several different angles, offering wonderful versatility and continuously fresh look to their wearer. A timelessly elegant creation from one the most esteemed New York jewelers of 20th century and a must have for those seeking iconic Harry Winston design. Signed HW for Harry Winston, with serial number and hallmarks for platinum and 18 karat gold. Earrings are in excellent condition and accompanied by their original Harry Winston box. Summary: - Classically elegant Harry Winston diamond cluster earrings...
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Late 20th Century American Harry Winston

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Platinum

Harry Winston Emerald & Diamond Bracelet
By Harry Winston
Located in New York, NY
Harry Winston Emerald & Diamond Bracelet. Set with a row of six emerald-cut emeralds weighing 39.39 carats, to the open-work frame of diamond clusters with round brilliant-cut diam...
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1950s American Vintage Harry Winston

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Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

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Harry Winston jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a range of Harry Winston jewelry & watches available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique items was designed with extraordinary care, often using platinum. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Harry Winston jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Harry Winston diamond jewelry & watches, from our inventory of 1, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. We have 1 pieces in this collection as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler.
Questions About Harry Winston
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    A Harry Winston diamond refers to jewelry designed by celebrated fine jewelry house Harry Winston Inc. Its founder, Harry Winston (1896–1978), is regarded as the “King of Diamonds” and the “Jeweler to the Stars” as one of the first to recognize the branding power of lending glitzy earrings, necklaces and other fine jewelry for red-carpet events. Winston was renowned for his eye for the finest of gemstones and the ability to design pieces in order to best flaunt their natural dazzle. He regularly showed off his collection in touring exhibitions, such as the 1949 “Court of Jewels,” which featured the Hope diamond. Shop a collection of vintage and modern Harry Winston diamond rings from some of the world’s top jewelers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Some Harry Winston necklaces can be found for approximately $5,000, while more expensive necklaces can cost up to several hundred thousand dollars. A Harry Winston diamond necklace owned by Zsa Zsa Gabor sold for more than $1 million dollars in 2017. Find the right Harry Winston necklace for you today on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Harry Winston does indeed do custom jewelry. You can visit a Harry Winston salon to bring your dream ring to life. You can also shop a collection of Harry Winston jewelry from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    To identify Harry Winston jewelry, look for the maker's marks, which will usually appear on an interior surface on a ring or bracelet or on the back of a pendant or earrings. Authentic pieces typically bear either the initial HW inside of a large W or the name Winston. You should also see markings that represent the metal content. Stamps should be clear and easy to read. A certified appraiser or experienced jeweler can also assist with identifications. Shop a range of Harry Winston jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, Harry Winston does not make a standard line of men's jewelry. However, some of the brand's wedding bands are suitable for men. In addition, the jewelry maker sometimes joins forces with designers like Thom Browne to produce limited-edition men's collections. On 1stDibs, find a range of Harry Winston jewelry.

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