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 internally flawless type IIa stone is one of the largest and rarest in existence…
    The Milanese jeweler celebrated the opening with one-off jewelry pieces inspired by paintings…
    The London jeweler uses baguette-cut gemstones to echo the film’s neon-lit buildings…
    The store is located inside the Peninsula Hotel in the 16th arrondissement…
    Photo by Matthias Hoffmann
    The 13-piece collection will be on display in cities around the globe in the coming months…
    Photo by Jasper Johal
    Jessica McCormack’s Victorian townhouse looks like a tasteful private residence in London’s posh...
    The jewelry in the new Louis Vuitton Emprise Collection feature streamlined rectangular shapes that...
    Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    The understated, masculine style of Shamballa Jewels’ macramé bracelets (www.shamballajewels.com)...
    Photo by Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    Made from 150-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur bone, this Monique Péan necklace (www....
    Photo by Bernhard Rampf
    Nature’s Jewels collection by Hemmerle appears to have been foraged in the woods rather than cast...