Founded in in New York City, in 1932, Harry Winston continues to set the standard for the ultimate in fine jewelry and high-end watchmaking. Mr. Winston was known as the King of Diamonds, and his creative philosophy – in which the individual gemstones, rather than the metal settings would dictate each jewelry design – helped to revolutionize modern-day fine jewelry and remains the hallmark for the brand today. This same pioneering spirit led to the debut of Harry Winston Timepieces in 1989, bridging the House’s innovative approach to fine jewelry design with the tradition and art of fine watch making. From the acquisition of some of the world’s most famous gemstones – including the legendary Hope Diamond, which Mr. Winston donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1958 – to adorning Hollywood’s leading ladies and International Royalty, for over eight decades, Harry Winston has been a symbol of the best there is. Today, the House of Harry Winston continues its tradition of creativity, rarity, and quality without compromise, operating salons worldwide in locations including: New York, Paris, Geneva, Rome, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai.