Harry Winston engagement rings are considered to be among the finest diamond rings in the world for quality, design, and craftsmanship.
Most of us have seen the Harry Winston jewelry that celebrities wear on the red carpet during award shows but few of us realize that every aspect of those incredible pieces are designed and created in-house.
Harry Winston first opened its doors in 1932 in New York and has become the quintessential American luxury brand.
Of particular interest to us, is the method with which they design and style Harry Winston engagement rings. For Harry Winston it all starts with the diamond. They study each individual stone and create a design based on its particular qualities and character. And when you really think about it, this makes a lot of sense.
If the diamond is to be the highlight of the ring then you should start designing the setting around the diamond and not the other way around. You don't frame a painting without studying the painting first to see what would work best with the colors and composition, so why would you start with a setting for an engagement ring?
By using the diamond itself as the source of inspiration and having their gemologists and designers work together to create each piece, they're able to bring out the best in each stone, which is why their diamond rings and jewelry sparkles so much.
Although they only use diamonds that are D, E, F in terms of Color with Clarity greater than VS2 (all near the top of the scale) they carefully select each diamond for its unique character and individual appeal. They understand that each stone has a beauty that can't be measured or seen on a gemological report. It is this attention to detail and standard of quality in materials that ensures a certain level of brilliance and fire in all Harry Winston pieces.
They take pride in ensuring that Harry Winston style will stand the test of time and have a very specific aesthetic when it comes to engagement rings. After all, if you're going to spend a king's ransom on a piece of jewelry it needs to look as great in the future as it does today.
Harry Winston engagement rings are designed to always be classic and timeless with near invisible platinum settings and hand-set stones. They're almost sculptural pieces of art rather than just jewelry and ooh, so beautiful!
In terms of diamond shapes, their engagement rings come with round brilliant, square emerald, emerald, cushion cut, radiant, oval, pear, marquise and heart-shaped diamonds.
According to the House of Harry Winston, the most popular diamond shapes for engagement rings are the round brilliant, cushion-cut and emerald-cut with their cushion-cut micro-pave being an all time favorite. Who wouldn't want a micro-pave from Harry Winston? Just imagine all those hand-set little diamonds paving the shank of your engagement ring.
With classic styling and exceptional quality, Harry Winston engagement rings are not only spectacular but expensive. In terms of price, they start in the low five figures and the sky is the limit from there.
In 2007, The Chicago Tribune reported that the least expensive Harry Winston engagement ring at their Chicago store cost around $15,0001 which was approximately three times the cost of the average engagement ring in the US at that time.
Harry Winston jewelry is only available in the finest stores and at their own exclusive locations in Las Vegas, Paris, Geneva, Tokyo, Osaka, Taipei, Beverly Hills, and New York.