There is no one way to propose — on top of the Empire State Building, underwater, or on a private beach — but there’s one thing that is universal in the ultimate declaration of love: the engagement ring.
Like so many great traditions, the gifting of an engagement ring originated in Ancient Egypt, where its circular shape was said to symbolise an eternal cycle. It was worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, where it was believed there was a vein that led straight to the heart, beginning a custom that continues today across many cultures.
Diamonds, revered for their brilliance and indestructibility, became the gemstone of choice for wedding jewels to signify an unbreakable bond between two people. And if there’s one jeweller that has matched the enormity of love in its jewels, it’s Harry Winston. Also known as the King of Diamonds, Mr. Winston has handled some of the most famous jewels in the world over the course of his dazzling career, including the Jonker Diamond seen on Shirley Temple, and the Taylor-Burton Diamond, owned by Elizabeth Taylor.
This makes us no strangers to the superlative gems and artistry synonymous with the Harry Winston name, encapsulated in the brand’s iconic emblem. One range that carries the house’s signature prominently is the HW Logo Collection, which sees the initials of Harry Winston brought to the fore in its pendants, earrings, bracelets and rings. The first in the series is an engagement ring that features a round brilliant diamond in a solitaire setting, poised between two letters “H” and “W” to represent the heritage brand as well, as the titles “husband” and “wife”. Handcrafted from platinum with a masterful setting that accentuates the brilliance of the diamond, the ring is available in colourless diamonds D, E and F and in three stone sizes – 0.5, 0.7 and 1 carat, with the largest being set in a classic micro-pavé setting.
In honour of life’s small, everyday moments, Harry Winston later enriched the HW Logo Collection with a classic, minimalist design where the jeweller’s signature emerald-shaped lozenge takes centrestage. Sophisticated yet elegantly simple, these versatile, stackable jewels – be it sautoirs, bangles, wedding bands or diamond studs – are perfect for daily wear, adding a quiet glamour to your ensemble. The Emerald Collection of classic timepieces, featuring Mr. Winston’s favourite cut and showcasing captivating dials and strap options, will make splendid matching anniversary gifts for him and her.
If Harry Winston is on your wedding jewels wishlist (we can’t imagine otherwise), you’re in luck. Its Salon at ION Orchard will be hosting private bridal seminars from September 23 to October 17, where guests enjoy tea in a bridal pairing session and an exclusive bridal gift. How’s this for more reasons to tie the knot with Harry Winston?
Book your spot for the bridal seminar via this link.
Harry Winston, 2 Orchard Turn, #02-19 ION Orchard, +65 6883 9059