To mark Harry Winston’s 125th birthday, the luxury jewelry house that bears his name unveiled the “Winston Pink Legacy” ring.
The ring features an extremely rare 18.96 carat rectangular cut hot pink diamond center stone. The pink diamond is flanked by two shield cut diamonds weighing 3.55 carats. The stones are set in 18k rose gold and platinum.
(Update: The ring will be on display at the Harry Winston Salon in New York City from February 26 to March 1, the date of Harry Winston’s birthday.)
The Swatch Group, which acquired the New York-based fine jewelry house in 2013, purchased the fancy hot pink diamond from Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels in 2018 for more than $ 50.3 million, setting at the time a world record of more than 2.65 million dollars per carat for a pink diamond sold at auction. The Swatch Group immediately renamed it Winston Pink Legacy. It’s a classic setting for the classic gem with work done by in-house craftsmen.
The diamond was previously known as the “Pink Legacy” and was once owned by the Oppenheimer family, the former owners of De Beers. Brightly colored diamonds are the most highly saturated gemstones, displaying the optimum hue of the stone. It is a classic rectangular cut diamond, a cut traditionally used for white stones. It is also very pure on the inside, which is extremely rare in pink diamonds (especially those of such a large size) where the color is formed by the pressure and sliding of the crystal lattice which usually causes imperfections in the crystal lattice. stone. Additionally, it is classified as a Type IIa diamond, which contains little or no nitrogen and makes up less than two percent of all gemstone diamonds.
Known as the “King of Diamonds,” Harry Winston was famous for acquiring some of the world’s most sought-after diamonds, amassing a personal collection that once rivaled those of royal houses. It includes the Jonker Diamond, Indore Pears and the famous Hope Diamond.