Introducing the New York Collection by Harry Winston
I heart NYC
Ahh, New York. The concrete jungle where dreams are made of, as Alicia Keys so emphatically crooned. And it seems Harry Winston feels the same, for the jeweller not only installed its first store at 7 East 51st Street back in 1932, it has constantly looked to the iconic landmarks and the endlessly brimming energy of New York City as a source of inspiration.
Skip ahead a few decades and Harry Winston is still professing its love for the Big Apple, this time with a high jewellery collection that harks back to Mr Winston's life — in particular the various neighborhoods, nuances and landmarks that influenced and shaped the founder of the luxury jewellery house. Crafted as an ode to the city that never sleeps, the aptly named New York Collection comprises of eight sub-collections, each celebrating a modern interpretation of the legacy and symbiotic connection of the House of Harry Winston to the city. Divvyed into the Brownstone, Central Park, City Lights, 718, Eagle, and Cathedral series that captures the excitement and glamour of New York City with distinctively different aesthetics — out of which 32 pieces are entirely unique — the collection exemplifies the Winston style, highlighting the pioneering craftsmanship and setting techniques the House is best known for.
The creations echo the geometric motif that recalls the stately architecture of Manhattan, reimagine the lively lights of Broadway through colourful diamonds and vivid precious gemstones, and draws inspiration from the black and white marble detailing of Harry Winston's famed atelier — to name but some of the exquisite detailing and crafting.
And for such a bejewelled collection full of tradition and symbolism, no less than the biggest celebrities came out in to celebrate its launch, where they reveled in a shared love for the Big Apple, set against a backdrop of wining and dining. Heart the city as much as a true blue New Yorker? Then click through the gallery above to see all the stars and diamonds that made the exclusive night.
The New York Collection will be available exclusively at Harry Winston salons worldwide.