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Harry Winston

The Winston Diamond

When Lillian Ross profiled Harry Winston in  The New Yorker in 1954- this is the stone being described. It was cut from a 154.5 carat rock found in 1951 at the Jagersfontein Mine in South Africa in 1951. Harry Winston bough it in London in 1953 for a very affordable $230k. It was cut into […]

A Winston Legacy

The auction records just keep getting smashed. The latest record-breaking sale took place at Christie’s in Geneva on May 15 when a D color, flawless, 101.73 carat diamond sold for $26.7 million ($254,400 per carat), setting a new world record at auction for a colorless diamond. That lot – renamed the “Winston Legacy” after its new […]

$134 million week for Sotheby’s & Christie’s

  Big week in New York for Sotheby’s and Christie’s.   Sotheby’s New York sale of magnificent jewels garnered $53,490,938 and was 82.4% sold by lot. The top lot was a 74.79 carat, D, VVS1 potentially internally flawless, type IIa, pear-shaped diamond that sold for $14.165 million. The diamond was acquired in 2001 for $4.3 million. Other […]

Porges

The Porges Diamond is a fancy yellow, SI1 diamond weighing 78.53 carat and was bought by Harry Winston in 1962 who named it, as a tribute to the French diamond mining pioneer, Jules Porges. The diamond is most probably of South African origin, but any other details are lacking. By the time diamonds were discovered […]

Niarchos

The Niarchos is a 128.25 carat colorless, flawless pear shape named after the late Stavros Niarchos, the Greek shipping magnate. In the rough, it weighed 426.5 carat, internally flawless. It was slightly chipped, likely due to contact with the mine’s underground crusher. Sir Ernest Oppenheimer considered that it possessed the most perfect color of any diamond he had ever […]

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