Lot 108
  • 108

Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Ring, Harry Winston

800,000 - 1,200,000 USD
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  • Harry Winston
  • platinum, emerald, diamond
Set with a hexagon-shaped emerald weighing approximately 34.40 carats, framed by pear-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 6.00 carats, size 5½, signed Winston.


Formerly in the Collection of Evalyn Walsh McLean, who wore the emerald as a pendant atop the Star of the East Diamond, circa 1908.

Formerly in the Collection of Eva Stotesbury, who had Pierre Cartier create a suite of emerald jewels, circa 1926.

Formerly in the Collection of May Bonfils Stanton, who purchased the emerald as a ring from Harry Winston, 1947.

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., November 17, 1971, Magnificent Jewelry, lot 97, designated as being from The Estate of May Bonfils Stanton.

Please view the PDF of the printed catalogue, available on sothebys.com, to read the history of the Magnificent and Legendary Stotesbury Emerald.


In good condition. The richly saturated emerald is a medium deep very slightly bluish green, lightly to moderately included. There are some surface blemishes in the form of abrading to the facet junctions and small nicks at the girdle, visible only under magnification and commensurate with the emerald's age. There is a large scratch on the table that does not affect the emerald's stability. The diamonds are approximately E-F color, VVS-VS clarity. Accompanied by AGL report no. 1082224 stating that the emerald is of Classic Colombian origin, clarity enhancement: insignificant, type: traditional.
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by AGL report no. 1082224 stating that the emerald is of Classic Colombian origin, clarity enhancement: insignificant, type: traditional.