Harry Winston emphasizes quality rather than quantity. Our rigorous standards for diamond grading and decades of expertise ensure that every aspect of a Harry Winston diamond engagement ring is the absolute finest available in both quality and craftsmanship. At Harry Winston, we encourage our clients to sit down with one of our bridal experts and take the time they need to select the perfect ring.
You do not need an appointment to visit a Harry Winston Salon. However, if you would like to call ahead, we would be happy to set up an appointment and pre-arrange a selection of rings specifically for you.
Before a diamond can become a Harry Winston Diamond, it must pass strict quality assurance criteria that go far beyond the Four Cs. Our expert team of gemologists evaluates diamonds differently taking into consideration not only whether a diamond looks good on paper but whether it meets Harry Winston’s visual standards for beauty and brilliance. Two diamonds can have the same characteristics, but if one has not been cut well, they will not sparkle equally. Our gemologists choose diamonds according to a more complex set of criteria, including a high level of connoisseurship, which cannot be translated into any gemological report.
The importance of color versus clarity comes down to personal preference. Harry Winston only carries diamonds that are of D, E or F color, and greater than VS2 clarity. These high quality standards ensure that every ring you see in our store will feature a diamond of truly excellent beauty and brilliance. Please see our guide on Our Diamonds for more information.
In 1953, the Gemological Institute of America introduced what is now the industry standard grading scale for colorless diamonds, grading them on a color scale from D to Z and a clarity scale from Flawless to I3. At the time the new grading system was introduced, several grading classifications were used that employed numbers, letters and descriptive words. This caused confusion when comparing two diamonds that had been graded with different nomenclatures. D was agreed upon as a starting point to differentiate from the previous systems.
Harry Winston carries round brilliant, square emerald-cut, emerald-cut, radiant, marquise, cushion-shaped, oval-shaped, pear-shaped, and heart-shaped diamonds.
The Asscher-cut is essentially a trade name that describes a square emerald-cut diamond, with wide-cut and steep-cut corners, a small table and a built-up crown. Harry Winston does carry this special make of square emerald-cut diamonds.
Yes. Every diamond engagement ring is accompanied by an original diamond report from the Gemological Institute of America.
Harry Winston Inc. is owned by Harry Winston Diamond Corporation, a Toronto-based specialty diamond company with a 40% interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine, located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Being one of the world’s leading rough diamond suppliers, the company uses its strong industry relationships to secure reliable and trusted sources of the high-quality polished diamonds necessary for Harry Winston jewelry.
The diamonds in Harry Winston jewelry are purchased from global sources that adhere to the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme and The System of Warranties, which are the industry standards governing the purchase of diamonds from non-conflict areas.
Every person has their own idea of what constitutes the perfect ring. Generally round brilliant, cushion and emerald-cut rings are the most popular. Harry Winston’s classic design aesthetic ensures that the rings we offer, will never go out of style.
Yes. Provided your request aligns with the Harry Winston design aesthetic, we will be happy to work with you to bring your dream ring to life.
We will only create settings for diamonds that have been purchased from Harry Winston due to our strict high quality standards. This ensures that every aspect of jewelry carrying the Harry Winston name is of the finest quality in the world.
As long as you want to make the change within 30 days (and the ring has not been worn), we would be happy to help you select a better choice.
Should a client decide to upgrade or sell their diamond, Harry Winston will work with each, individually to determine their new jewelry tastes and needs.
Please bring your timepiece to any Harry Winston salon or authorized retailer. Depending upon the complexity of the mechanism, the timepiece may need to be sent to our Manufacture in Geneva, Switzerland for servicing.
A mechanical movement requires regular maintenance to ensure its correct functioning and accuracy, usually every 3 to 5 years.
During servicing, the movement is completely disassembled; all parts are cleaned in specific ultrasonic baths, then reassembled and readjusted with precise oiling schemes. A full running inspection and a water-resistance check are also performed. This intervention will require 2 to 8 hours for most movements, but may require much more time on great complications.
Harry Winston timepieces are water resistant. However, it is best to avoid direct contact with water, unless a model is water-resistant to 50m or more, with screwed-in crowns and metal or rubber straps. To learn more about water-resistance, please refer to the timepieces care section.
Yes, magnetic sources, in some occasions, magnetize steel parts in the movement and more particularly the main spring, causing the timepiece to malfunction. To learn more about caring for mechanical movements, please refer to the timepieces care section.
Each timepiece purchased from a Harry Winston salon or authorized retailer comes with a stamped international warranty which lists the style and serial number. Harry Winston will provide a free appraisal to clients and authorized retailers with proof of purchase.
Please contact a Harry Winston salon or authorized retailer for a new strap. Any special order of crocodile or alligator strap, special size or color will require a minimum of 8 weeks, due to international shipping regulations of alligator skins.
Strap sizes are available in XS, S, M, L, and XL. Any special size, color or material requests must be reviewed with the straps supplier and are subject to longer lead-times and different price.
Please bring your timepiece with proof of purchase to any authorized Harry Winston service center, Harry Winston salon or authorized retailer.