Harry Winston: An Investment in Exclusivity

Harry Winston. Jewels at Leonard Joel Auctions
Harry Winston emerald and diamond ring | Sold for $12,500

When it comes to luxury and sophistication, few brands can rival the timeless elegance and exquisite craftsmanship of Harry Winston. Renowned for its exceptional jewellery and prestigious timepieces, Harry Winston has captured the hearts of discerning customers worldwide. Whether you are a connoisseur of fine jewellery or a collector of important timepieces, here are several compelling reasons why buying Harry Winston is a worthwhile investment.

Heritage and Legacy: With a rich heritage dating back to 1932, Harry Winston has built a legacy that is synonymous with luxury and elegance. The brand’s founder, Harry Winston, was known as the “King of Diamonds” and was revered for his brilliant eye for rare and exquisite gemstones. Purchasing a Harry Winston piece means becoming a part of this storied legacy and carrying forward the brand’s timeless elegance.

Unparalleled Quality and Craftsmanship: Harry Winston is synonymous with uncompromising quality and impeccable craftsmanship. Each piece is meticulously crafted by highly skilled artisans, who bring together the finest materials and precision techniques to create true works of art. From flawless diamonds to rare gemstones, Harry Winston’s attention to detail and commitment to excellence ensure that every piece is of the utmost quality.

Prestige and Recognition: Harry Winston has graced the necks, wrists, and fingers of countless celebrities and aristocracy; from Marilyn Monroe immortalising him in the song “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”, to Gwyneth Paltrow wearing a Harry Winston necklace when she accepted an Oscar for her role in “Shakespeare in Love”. Additionally, notable figures such as Princess Diana have chosen Harry Winston pieces for their significant occasions, further solidifying the brand’s association with royalty and prestige. These endorsements from celebrities and royalty only serve to enhance the allure and desirability of Harry Winston’s creations, making them the epitome of luxury and style.

Harry Winston. Important Jewels. Leonard Joel Auctions
Harry Winston 18ct gold and diamond bracelet, circa 1960, the diamonds together weighing approximately 2.52 carats | $20,000-30,000

Rarity: In addition to the allure of celebrity and royalty endorsements, another factor that contributes to the desirability of Harry Winston creations is their limited availability. Unfortunately, for those in Australia, the exclusivity of Harry Winston’s pieces is further heightened by the absence of boutiques in the country. This adds an extra layer of rarity to the brand’s offerings, making them even more sought after by collectors and enthusiasts.

The purchase of a piece of Harry Winston jewellery is a decision that goes beyond acquiring an astonishing piece of jewellery. It’s an investment in craftsmanship, heritage, and elegance. With its unparalleled quality, exclusivity, and timeless appeal, Harry Winston continues to be the epitome of luxury and remains a coveted brand for those who appreciate the finest things in life.

LAUREN BOUSTRIDGE / Senior Jewels Specialist, Sydney 

Banner Image (detail): Harry Winston exceptional diamond necklace-bracelet combination, approximately weighing 53.0carats | $360,000-450,000

August 2023