Lot 311
  • 311

Diamond Ring, Harry Winston

1,000,000 - 1,500,000 USD
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  • Harry Winston
  • diamond, platinum
Featuring an emerald-cut diamond weighing 19.54 carats, highlighted with baguette and tapered baguette diamonds, size 7½, signed Winston.

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by GIA report no. 2183746736 dated September 20, 2017 stating that the diamond is D color, VVS2 clarity. Together with the original working diagram stating that the diamond may be potentially Improvable.

Accompanied by a photocopy of GIA report no. 5192367 dated February 29, 1988 stating that the diamond is D color, Internally Flawless.

Accompanied by a photocopy of the Harry Winston invoice dated March 6, 1992.

Crowned the “King of Diamonds,” Harry Winston defines modern glamour with diamonds that are the epitome of perfection. Channeling the zeitgeist of the Roaring ‘20s, Harry Winston began his career in Los Angeles before installing himself on Fifth Avenue in New York. As fashion became more freewheeling, Winston pioneered the bold, geometric chic of the emerald-cut as exemplified by this remarkable diamond ring. Of all the shapes of diamonds, the emerald-cut is Winston’s calling card: the company’s iconic logo bears his initials inscribed in the crisp outline of an emerald-cut.  His record-breaking emerald-cut treasures include the 125.35 carat Jonker diamond, the 45.95 carat Anastasia, and the unique Vargas necklace, which boasts seven emerald-cut diamonds totaling a whopping 176 carats. 

Heeding Marilyn Monroe’s advice that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” the most glamorous It-girls of the 20th century donned Winston jewels, from Elizabeth Taylor—whose husband Richard Burton famously gifted her the 69.42 carat Winston “Taylor-Burton” diamond—to Princess Caroline of Monaco, the international style sensation. This 19.54 carat, D-color, VVS2 emerald-cut diamond, cherished in the same family since its purchase directly from the firm in 1992, encapsulates the epitome of a legendary Winston emerald-cut diamond: unparalleled provenance, exceptional craftsmanship, and stunning visual appeal.  As the generations of elegant Winston acolytes reveal, on or off screen, it is impossible to wear a Winston diamond and not be seen as a star.