The Legacy Collection by Harry Winston
In 2013, the House of Harry Winston acquired a remarkable 101.73 carat pear-shaped diamond– a stone so exquisite and rare it was called the “Winston Legacy.” Described by Christie’s auction house as “the most perfect diamond ever offered for sale at auction,” the flawless, colorless Winston Legacy underscores the House’s continued commitment to rare jewels of the world and honors its legacy as the “King of Diamonds.”
Discovered in Jwaneng Mine, in Botswana, the remarkable stone’s transformation from a 236-carat rough diamond to a perfectly polished pear-shaped gem took nearly two years to complete.
“The acquisition of the “Winston Legacy” underscores the brand’s continued commitment to perfection and quality at the highest level. A stone of this caliber and rarity is the perfect continuation of Mr. Winston’s legacy as the King of Diamonds.”
– Mrs. Nayla Hayek, Chief Executive Officer of Harry Winston –
With a history steeped in tradition and rooted in a passion for the most exceptional stones, the House of Harry Winston has taken its near century long commitment one step further, in the pursuit of absolute perfection. Inspired by the Winston Legacy, the world’s most perfect pear-shaped diamond, Winston’s renowned team of gemologists, designers and craftsmen embarked on a more than three year journey, exploring the world’s finest diamonds, to create an unprecedented collection that is unrivaled in scale and unmatched in quality.
Introducing the Legacy Collection.
The vision for the collection, was an inspired one, drawing design references from the Winston Archives and the House’s most beloved and iconic motifs, while also staying true to the superlative qualities of its namesake diamond. Presented as a series of one-of-a-kind high jewelry suites, each of the 22 magnificent pieces features a D- color, internally flawless diamond center stone.
Combining their techniques in craftsmanship and innovation with decades of experience and tradition, the House’s world renowned team meticulously sculpt platinum settings in order to maximize the diamonds’ remarkable brilliance, without distraction.
Located high above Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Salon, is the legendary Winston Workshop and Design Studio. It is inside these walls where the House’s master artisans transform the most extraordinary diamonds into legendary jewels.
Each of the 22 unique pieces was hand drawn by the House’s renowned designers, including its beloved Senior Designer – the late Maurice Galli, to highlight the clean lines and perfect fluidity of its diamond center stones.
To find a good diamond in nature, is incredible; to find a collection of diamonds of this quality and caliber, is almost inconceivable.