Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to make an appointment to visit Harry Winston?
You do not need an appointment to visit a Harry Winston Salon. If you would like to call ahead, we would be happy to set up an appointment and pre-arrange a selection of our pieces tailored to your preference.
Does Harry Winston carry Asscher-cut diamond rings?
The Asscher-cut is essentially a trade name that describes square emerald-cut diamonds, 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.
Does Harry Winston offer gemological certificates for its diamonds?
Yes. Every diamond engagement ring is accompanied by an original diamond report from the Gemological Institute of America.
What are the most popular engagement ring styles right now?
Every person has their own idea of what constitutes the perfect ring. Generally round brilliant, cushion, and emerald-cut rings are among the most popular; pear- and oval-shaped are also sought-after. Harry Winston’s timeless design aesthetic ensures that the rings we offer will never go out of style.
What diamond cuts does Harry Winston carry?
Harry Winston carries round brilliant-cut, cushion-cut, emerald-cut, pear-shaped, radiant-cut, oval-shaped, square emerald-cut, heart-shaped, and marquise diamonds.
What is more important in a diamond — color or clarity?
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 Salon will feature a diamond of truly excellent beauty and brilliance. Please see our guide on Our Diamonds for more information.
What is the difference between an engagement ring from Harry Winston and one from another jeweler?
Remaining true to our heritage, Harry Winston emphasizes quality and those unique characteristics that reveal the exceptional nature of our diamonds. 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. This meticulous attention to detail and focus on exceptional quality has always been our insatiable obsession. At Harry Winston, our clients can sit in the calm atmosphere of an opulent room, taking the time they need to be educated and guided towards selecting the perfect ring.
Why do Harry Winston diamond rings sparkle so much?
As Mr. Winston would say, “No two diamonds are alike.” 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 is not well cut, 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.
Why is there no A, B, C in the diamond color grading system?
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.
Will Harry Winston create a mounting for my own diamond?
Harry Winston will only consider creating new settings for diamond jewelry that has been purchased from Harry Winston Salons - Terms and conditions apply.
Will Harry Winston create custom designed engagement and fashion rings?
We would be happy to welcome you to one of our Salons to discuss bringing your dream ring to life. Our terms and conditions apply.
What is the current value of my Harry Winston item?
Harry Winston offers retail replacement valuations for the original purchaser of an item. Some restrictions and fees may apply.
Where can I find an official Harry Winston Salon or authorized retailer in my country?
Please consult the list of official Harry Winston Salons and authorized retailers.