Harry Winston jewelry at auction
Of course, because it is such a sought after item, Harry Winston jewelry and diamonds does sell particularly well at auction.
In fact, of the $906 million worth of jewelry sold at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in 2018, some of the most widely celebrated and high-value pieces were from the House of Harry Winston. This included the ‘Winston Pink Legacy’, which set a world record for the per carat price of a pink diamond. This breathtaking 18.96-carat pink diamond ring sold at Christie’s Geneva in November 2018 for over $50.3 million.
This auction example also clearly demonstrates that retaining ownership of such a prestigious jewelry brand is a valuable investment. Your pieces could be worth a great deal if you choose to sell them in the future, while enjoying their ownership in the present.
The inherent value of this particularly famous jewelry brand comes from its rich history and the creative use of some of the finest stones in existence.
The Harry Winston brand
Harry Winston inherited his jewelry business from his father, who emigrated to the USA from Ukraine. Harry Winston launched his own enterprise in 1920 and by 1932 had opened his first New York store.
His jewelry empire grew quickly. This was largely due to both his incredible eye for both perfect gems and his wisdom in buying collections at auction. Perhaps the biggest milestone moment in the brand’s prestigious history was when Harry Winston donated the world-famous Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian Institution in 1958.
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The House of Harry Winston was for many years a family concern. These days it is part of a larger global enterprise, though it still retains its enviable reputation for fine jewelry and luxury watches. The rarity and beauty of the gems that adorn Harry Winston items have led to a worldwide plethora of devotees; from heads of state to film stars, and from discerning collectors to fashion icons.