Harry Winstons Son Tells the Story of the Famous Jeweler

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2023-09-07 09:01:13  • 3 mins

Harry Winstons nickname is just one element in a new biography by one of his sons.

Talk to me, Harry Winston. Tell me all about it, Marilyn Monroe purred in Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend, the song in the 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes that named one of New Yorks pre-eminent jewelers.

Now his son Ronald is telling all about it, too, in a new book describing his fathers rise in the jewelry business and the lengthy legal battle over the company with his brother, Bruce, that followed his fathers death in 1978. (The company has been owned by the Swiss watch manufacturer Swatch Group since 2013.)

The books title, King of Diamonds: Harry Winston, the Definitive Biography of an American Icon, tapped the King of Diamonds description that Cosmopolitan magazine used in 1947 and that stuck with the jeweler throughout his life.

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