A Closer Look At The Top 5 Most Expensive Harry Winston Rings Sold At Auction

A Closer Look At The Top 5 Most Expensive Harry Winston Rings Sold At Auction

Learn more about the most extraordinary Harry Wintson Rings
Learn more about the most extraordinary Harry Wintson Rings

Brief History of Harry Winston

Harry Winston is known as the “Ultimate Jeweler”. Born in New York City, he got an early start in the industry working for his father’s jewelry company. Winston opened his first store, "The Premier Diamond Company," in 1920 on Fifth Avenue. Soon after, Winston quickly established himself as a gem connoisseur earning his name through recutting gems he found at estate sales. His specialty was finding outdated creations at a fraction of the price and recutting the stone to enhance the sparkle and give it a modern look. His signature creations caught the attention of many societies, Hollywood stars, and collectors at the time. In 1947, Harry Winston was crowned ‘King of Diamonds’ by Cosmopolitan magazine. Today his creations are some of the most sought-after collectors items in the high jewelry market.

Harry Winston Rings

The level of respect for all Harry Winston creations is honorable, however, his rings stand out as some of the most exceptional creations by the renowned luxury House. As one of the biggest names in exceptional jewels, specifically diamonds, each ring Harry Winston creates is a masterpiece. Many celebrities have worn Harry Winston diamond rings. Most famously Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Nicole Kidman, and Jennifer Lopez have been featured wearing Harry Winston rings. In recent years, many Harry Winston Rings have been sold for record-breaking prices at Sotheby's auction.

Top 5 Most Expensive Harry Winston Rings

1. Harry Winston Superb Fancy Light Pink Diamond Ring $14M

Superb Fancy Light Pink Diamond Ring, Harry Winston Circa 1970

In 2017, this spectacular 33.36-carat fancy light pink diamond sold for 12.6M CHF, approximately $14M. At the time of this sale, it set a world record for the highest-priced fancy light pink diamond sold at auction. Fancy light pink diamonds are extremely rare. Additionally, the flawless cut and near-perfect clarity add to this spectacular ring's value. The one-of-a-kind gem was mounted by Harry Winston in 1970; the diamond is a step-cut in a fancy Light pink Color with VVS1 clarity. This ring represents both the craftsmanship and the superiority of Harry Winston's diamonds.

2. Harry Winston's Important Diamond Ring $3.7M

Harry Winston Pear-Shaped Diamond Ring

This unique pear-shaped diamond ring sold at Sotheby’s auction for 3.3M CHF, approximately $3.7M. The pear-shaped diamond weighs 32.42 carats and is D colored with VVS1 clarity. This diamond is almost internally flawless which is extremely rare for a diamond this size. A 32.42-carat diamond is roughly the size of a cherry tomato. The center diamond is set between two tapered baguette diamond shoulders.

3. Jacques Timey for Harry Winston $2.5M

Cushion-Shaped Sapphire Ring

This Harry Winston sapphire ring sold at Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong for 19.8M HKD, approximately $2.5M. This ring features an exceptional 16.65 cushion-shaped sapphire. The blue gemstone is flanked by two triangular diamonds and set in 18-karat gold. In the SSEF report it states the sapphire is from Kashmir origin. Kashmir sapphires are highly desirable and are known for having the deepest royal blue. This Harry Winston sapphire ring is no exception - the sapphire is a rich velvety blue. Additionally, this is a remarkable size and weight for a sapphire from this region of the world.

4. Harry Winston Impressive Diamond Ring $2.1M

cushion modified brilliant-cut diamond ring

This Harry Winston cushion set ring features a modified brilliant-cut diamond sold at Sotheby's Magnificent and Noble Jewels auction for 1.8M CHF, approximately $2.1M. This simple setting and cut by the iconic jeweler exemplifies timeless beauty. The cushion cut diamond is 51.52 carats. It is enhanced by two shield-shaped diamonds on either side of the center diamond. The impressive size of this diamond makes it stand out, additionally, this diamond is F colored and internally flawless.

5. Harry Winston Diamond Ring $1.4M

Pear-shaped diamond Ring

This incredible pear-shaped diamond ring was sold at Sotheby's auction for $1.4M. This diamond ring weighs 23.65 carats and it is flanked by two tapered baguette diamonds. The diamond is D colored with VVS2 clarity. This diamond ring is from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard “Red” Skeleton. Red Skeleton is remembered as one of the most talented comedians of the 21st century. Unknown to the public, he was also an avid jewelry collector and enjoyed wearing diamond rings in private. This Harry Winston diamond ring is one of the most expensive creations from his entire collection.

Buying and Selling Harry Winston Jewelry at Sotheby's

While none of these spectacular Harry Winston rings are available, Sotheby's has several ways to buy Harry Winston jewelry. We have jewelry auctions in New York, Geneva, Paris, and Hong Kong annually with a curated selection of rare Harry Winston rings and other Harry Winston jewelry. Sotheby's also has a curated selection of Harry Winston jewelry available for immediate purchase through our marketplace. You can also contact a Salon Associate in New York or Bucherer in Zurich to learn more about Harry Winston jewelry at Sotheby's. If you have Harry Winston jewelry to sell, you can contact a Jewelry Specialist to learn more about your selling options.

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