Harry Winston, Inc., the American fine diamond jeweler and watchmaker, announces the launch of the Harry Winston Hope Collection™ Bracelet, a new philanthropic initiative to support leading charitable organizations throughout the United States.
Launching fall 2012, the limited edition bracelet features a sleek white gold and engraved mother-of-pearl design set with a delicate Winston diamond at the center. Retailing for $2,500, the bracelet will be sold exclusively at Harry Winston retail salons with 200 bracelets available throughout the U.S. Harry Winston, Inc. will donate 100% of the retail sales price* from each bracelet to the following seven organizations across the U.S. chosen for their philanthropic leadership and support of local communities where Winston salons are based:
• New York - The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
• Beverly Hills - The Help Group
• Chicago - A Better Chicago
• Costa Mesa - Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)
• Bal Harbour - Voices For Children Foundation
• Las Vegas - Keep Memory Alive
• Honolulu - The Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation
The first official charitable product from the company, the initiative represents the next step in Harry Winston’s longstanding commitment to supporting local communities, a tradition that began with the company’s founder Mr. Harry Winston. From 1949 – 1953, Harry Winston organized an exhibition known as “The Court of Jewels,” which toured to key cities across America raising money for local charitable causes. At the heart of the exhibition was the Hope Diamond, a 45.52 carat deep blue diamond, considered to be one of the rarest and most famous diamonds in the world. In 1958, Mr. Winston donated the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. as a gift to the world.
Inspired by Mr. Winston’s generosity, in November 2010, Harry Winston, Inc. launched a new philanthropic platform, The Harry Winston Brilliant Futures™ Charitable Program. Within this program, the company remains dedicated to supporting leading organizations around the globe that strive to remove barriers for disadvantaged youth to obtain a quality education and the skills necessary to be successful in life; provide access to cultural and artistic enrichment; and enable healthy futures.
“Two years ago we renewed Harry Winston’s commitment to giving back by launching a new charitable program, dedicated to inspiring hope in the lives of others around the world. We are proud to begin the next chapter of this commitment through the launch of The Harry Winston Hope Collection. This collection represents a full pledge on our part to provide long standing support to organizations that are meaningful to our local communities, and like our founder, reflects our belief that hope is the key to building brilliant futures.” - Frédéric de Narp, President and CEO of Harry Winston, Inc.