In 1932, a young Harry Winston, son of two Ukrainian immigrants opened his first jewellery store in New York City. Having learned the craft from a young age in his father’s business, Harry Winston quickly made a name for himself by creating stunning diamond jewellery that was increasingly noticed by the greatest names of the day. Many iconic jewellery designs followed these early successes, like the diamond cluster in which, for the first time, the individual diamonds, not the metal setting dictated the design of the jewel. Harry Winston himself was an avid collector of jewels and gemstones and a passionate philanthropist. He donated one of the stars of his collection, the famous blue Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian Institution, helping to establish the museum’s National Gem Collection. Today, the House of Harry Winston is known particularly for its magnificent diamond jewels but also for creating intricately designed jewellery timepieces.