The Harry Winston rose window in the precious Winston Gates collection ♦ ︎
Fine, elegant and wearable jewelery. Indeed, true luxury is wearing jewelry without fear, without barriers, without timetables. This is what Harry Winston, the New York based king of diamonds, has get with the Winston Gates collection. It is a series of jewels in gold, platinum and diamonds. So far nothing strange. But the collection has a peculiarity: it revolves around the design of a rose window.
For those who are not friends with architectural history, the rose window is a round window crossed by many rays (the number is variable) applied to the facades of Romanesque and Gothic churches. In Europe there are many examples of rose windows shaped. This decorative window came back into fashion in the nineteenth century and was very popular with Harry Winston, who wanted to use his form, but in a smaller scale, to decorate some floors of his New York salon on Fifth Avenue, designed in the fine style Eighteenth century, with the typical American taste. The rose window was considered a symbol of optimism, opportunity, perspective and luck.
But what does the name of the collection have to do with Harry Gates? This too is connected with the founder of the Maison, who wanted to make the precious jewels stored in the vaults accessible to everyone, organizing periodic exhibitions. In short, it opened the gates to the public. The rose windows and doors open to the extraordinary Harry Winston diamonds have thus turned into this collection consisting of a medallion pendant, earrings, bracelet and ring. The rosettes are in ten rays in platinum, in 18-carat or pink gold and set with a round brilliant diamond-shaped central stone, while on the edge there is a circular series of diamonds.