Harry Winston, the Ultimate Adornments collection

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22 February 2012

Envisioning jewels as the ultimate accompaniment to a woman’s beauty, Harry Winston once said, “If I could, I would attach the diamonds directly onto a woman’s skin.” And as if the gemstones were woven right onto the wearer, his jewels achieved an unimagined movement and grace, caressing the skin like the most decadent array of faceted fabrics. 

Through its latest collection of incredible jewels, the House of Harry Winston arrives one step closer to achieving Mr. Winston’s ultimate dream to one day dress a woman purely in in diamonds, while exploring the art behind our most time- honored traditions of craftsmanship and design.

Entitled Ultimate Adornments by Harry Winston, this incredible array of spectacular designs envisions the international art of dressing a woman in the brand's unique style. In creating this exceptional collection, the Harry Winston Design Team returned to the archives for inspiration, including the works by Ambaji V. Shinde, Mr. Winston’s chief jewelry designer for more than 40 years (1962-2001). One of Mr. Shinde’s greatest contributions to the house was his ability to examine the world around him, and translate it into extraordinary jewels. Infusing his own Indian heritage into his designs, Mr. Shinde’s unique international perspective continues to define Winston style today, and serves as the creative catalyst behind this impressive collection.
Hand crafted entirely in diamonds and platinum, the 40-piece collection is presented through seven distinctly different themes, each recalling unique adornments from around the world.

In the image, the Caftan ring. Directly inspired by the archival drawings of Ambaji Shinde, Harry Winston’s chief jewelry designer for more than 40 years (1962-2001), this unique series recreates the exotic intricacies of traditional Indian caftans.