Harry Winston’s New Line Will Dazzle and Mesmerize You

Styled by Laurel J. Benedum, Vanessa Lawrence
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Photo credit: Don Penny
Photo credit: Don Penny

From ELLE Decor

Clockwise from bottom left: A Harry Winston necklace of rubellite, pink and yellow sapphire, amethyst, aquamarine, and diamond; a diamond and platinum high jewelry timepiece; an aquamarine, blue sapphire, rubellite, light pink sapphire, and diamond necklace, all prices upon request. Vase and bowl by Fundamental Berlin; perfume flacon and trinket box by Reflections Copenhagen.

When the Scottish physicist Sir David Brewster invented the kaleidoscope in 1816, he could hardly have imagined the endless delight his design would give generations of children and adults—and even venerable jewelry brands. From the simple combination of inclined mirrors and a handful of loose objects encased in a tube, a person can create a mesmerizing array of evanescent patterns.

With its latest collection of watches and jewelry inspired by the kaleidoscope, Harry Winston transforms the illusions within this everyday toy into a tangible and highly luxurious reality. The jewelry house first explored the aesthetic connection between a stone’s beveled facets and the reflections in Brewster’s creation in the 1990s, when it released a gold and precious stone kaleidoscope object. In its new line, the brand offers 32 necklaces and 11 watches whose motifs capture the symmetrical pinwheels of childhood memories. Delicate cuts of diamonds, pink and yellow sapphires, aquamarines, rubellites, and other colored stones are set into circular pendants and onto the faces and cases of timepieces. Though neither changeable nor fleeting like the dizzying shapes of its source material, the Winston Kaleidoscope Collection is no less dazzling, like fireworks captured in mid-burst.


Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of ELLE Decor. SUBSCRIBE

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