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Marcus & Co.
Mellerio dits Meller
Oscar Heyman & Bros
Tiffany & Co.
Van Cleef & Arpels
Born in Manhattan in 1896, Harry Winston was taught jewellery by his father but he first started to trade diamonds before opening his own business in 1932. Gifted with a fine eye, it is said that at 12 years old he recognized a two-carat emerald in a pawn shop, bought it for 25 cents and sold it for $800.
Quoted in Marilyn Monroe’s song "Diamonds are a girl's best friend", Harry Winston’s name evokes sparkling and iconic jewels of a man who dedicate his life to his passion for diamonds by creating unique jewels with light settings highlighting the stones. He has recut famous diamonds such as the 726 carat Jonker diamond or the 968.9 carat Star of Sierra Leone diamond.
His name is also closely linked to the famous 45.52 carats fancy blue Hope Diamond that he donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1958 along with other renowned gemstones.
Today, the firm is run by Ronald, one of Harry Winston’s sons who keep his father legacy of great jewels shaped by diamonds.