Best of the Best 2011: Jewelry Collections: Harry Winston

    When Harry Winston (800.988.4110, www.harrywinston.com) unveiled its Court of Jewels exhibit last November in New York, it was reminiscent of the jeweler’s original display bearing the same name that traveled to major American cities from 1949 to 1953. The new collection is equally impressive, with a rare selection of jewels including a brilliant blue 66-carat Par­aíba tourmaline necklace; an 84-carat blue spinel necklace set on a diamond chain; and an extraordinary spectrum of gems, including orange, purple, and red diamonds. With this line, Harry Winston proves it is still a leader in capturing great stones.

    The London jeweler employs rare fossilized wood to create her pieces…
    Fresh designs take direction from a stage and screen icon…
    The Floridian Lapidary favors bold stones with minimal metal embellishments to distract from them…
    The exquisitely enigmatic gem shows its range in new designs…
    A timeless gem is refreshed with extraordinary hues…
    The New York–based jeweler prides himself on his nontraditional approach to jewelry design…
    Photo by Emanuele Marietti
    A fresh wave of jewelry elegantly emulates coastal flora and fauna…
    A new jewelry collection reveals African roots with refined designs…
    New butterfly designs from some of the world’s most esteemed jewelers take flight for summer…
    The founder and designer Cindy Chaplin gives distinctive antiques new life…