Born in 1896 Harry Winston has been dubbed the “King of Diamonds”. He achieved a legendary status as dealer of the worlds largest diamonds. During his life, Winston bought the Jonker (726 carats), the Hope (45.52 carats), Star of the East (94.80 carats) and the McLean (Diamond(31.26 carats).
Harry Winston’s career handling precious stones started young. He grew up working in his father’s small jewellery business. At 12 year old he recognised a two carat emerald in a pawn shop, buying it for 25 cents. He sold it two days later for $800.