MAJESTIC ESCAPES by Harry Winston
To be majestic, is to show impressive beauty or dignity. For the House of Harry Winston, majestic is the word that perfectly embodies and captures the spirit of its latest high jewelry offering. An unparalleled collection that explores some of the most awe-inspiring and breathtaking places Mother Nature has to offer. Entitled, Majestic Escapes, the collection transports fine jewelry connoisseurs to magnificent locales across the globe, through one-of-a-kind jewels that celebrate the unique allure of the destinations they serve. From the blooming bougainvillea along the Amalfi Coast, to the blue domed structures of Santorini; the sunset hues of the great canyons to the lush greens of the rainforest; and pink sand beaches to turquoise waters — Majestic Escapes is a bejeweled getaway for the senses. A nod to the House’s longstanding belief that nature’s boundless beauty is the perfect muse for fine jewels, the collection features eight one-of-a-kind suites that marry vibrant gemstones with the most exquisite techniques in craftsmanship.
Exploring the magnificence of these scenic havens, Winston Designers pushed their creative limits to ensure that each jewel is as memorable, as it is magical. Paying careful attention to the characteristics and charm, the splendor of these natural elements come to life in three-dimensional jewels that radiate with uninterrupted brilliance and vibrancy. Each brilliantly sketched rendering tells a story of travel with the use of color, proportions and light. Brightly colored gemstones are featured heavily throughout the collection, with each individual stone hand selected for its superior quality and perfect color match to its rendering, as well as to the others within the same suite. From there, the stones were artfully arranged to mimic the terrain and to capture the fluidity and movement of a signature Winston design.
The creation of each perfect jewel took over two years from conception to completion, and is the true culmination of efforts between Winston’s team of experts. From design, to gemstone sourcing, to manufacturing, the Majestic Escapes Collection lives up to is name and is the vivacious holiday of our dreams.
SANTORINI — Shades of Blue
Serene beauty captured in an endless sea of aquatic blue gemstones. Santorini, one of the most magical places in the world, inspires a high jewelry masterpiece comprised of diamonds, sapphires and aquamarines. A one-of-a-kind necklace recalls the signature character of the picturesque city — with its villages clad in hues of white and blue, rendered in diamonds and sapphires respectively, and eight octagonal step cut aquamarines recalling the tranquil waters that glisten against the terrain’s steep cliffs. The stones are masterfully set, allowing the necklace to move with supreme fluidity and grace. The Shades of Blue suite also includes a pair of complementing earrings with aquamarine, blue sapphire, and diamond drops.
The magical essence of nature brought to life with gems as lush as its landscape. The Rainforest Suite of jewels — necklace, earrings and ring — features green tsavorites in varying shades to capture the rich forestry of its namesake. An emerald-cut tsavorite is poised in the center of three consecutive rows of gems that seemingly float in their setting — a dark green, followed by a lighter green, and lastly diamonds. The artful arrangement, along with the color selection, represents the layers of leafy greenery, while the ring of diamonds symbolize the rays of light that peak through the canopies above and glisten off the waterfalls and springs below.