Price (non-member): $85.00
Price (member): $76.50
Be Dazzled! The brilliance of Harry Winston was his tour-de-force transformation of estate jewels into contemporary masterpieces. A coffee table showstopper, Harry Winston showcases breathtaking creations from Mr. Winston and his firm worn by such celebrities as Elizabeth Taylor, Gwyneth Paltrow, Halle Berry, and Marilyn Monroe. Features 9 pages on the Hope Diamond, including a photograph of it in the special setting commissioned from Harry Winston, Inc., to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its donation to the Smithsonian. Hardcover; 289 pages; 200 illustrations. 14.8" x 11.6".
Gems accumulate history. The very stone that once adorned a king or queen might today be set in someone’s cocktail ring. (The history of the Hope Diamond includes a stint in the French Crown Jewels, a daring theft, two recuttings, and purchase by an English king.) These astonishing Smithsonian replicas—a mere sampling of the extraordinary holdings in our National Museum of Natural History’s National Gem Collection—let you dazzle in their reflected glory.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.