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Help identifying this makers mark? Harry Winston?

Discussion in 'Antique and Vintage Jewelry' started by Aquaina, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Aquaina
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    by Aquaina » Jun 16, 2019
    Hello PS! I am a long time lurker but I don’t think I have posted here before. I recently purchased this beautiful pear cut emerald and diamond baguette platinum ring. I was told it is a vintage Harry Winston from the 60s. I have been researching to try and find this stamp for Harry Winston but the only makers marks I can find are “Winston” or the H on top of the W with a frame around it. Does anyone have any ideas what mark this could be? It’s a beautiful ring but I’m not sure if it’s from Harry Winston. Thank you in advance.
     
    


    


  2. Aquaina
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    by Aquaina » Jun 16, 2019
    Sorry, not sure if my images showed up, posting on mobile.

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  3. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Jun 16, 2019
    I don’t think it’s a Harry Winston ring. His hallmark is definitely either the HW in the cartouche shape or Winston. His rings are also stamped PT950.
    The hallmarking is also a bit “scrappy” for a fine piece by Harry Winston.
    I think the person who sold the ring just assumed that “HW” meant Harry Winston.
    Did it come with papers /box or a verification from an accredited appraiser ?
    If not, hopefully you didn’t pay extra for the name as I don’t think it is a Harry Winston ring.
    It’s still a very beautiful ring though.
     
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  4. AV_
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    by AV_ » Jun 17, 2019
    Dunno... Cartier would answer that question. I would try to find out if HW does too.

    The ring looks the part.
     
    


    


  5. m51galaxy
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    by m51galaxy » Jun 17, 2019
    I too have a ring with old cut diamonds that has the HW mark like yours. However it is 18k white gold. I don't think it is Harry Winston. I got it at a pawn shop in Phoenix and I don't think I'm that lucky.
     
  6. VRBeauty
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    by VRBeauty » Jun 17, 2019
    Harry Winston charges $1,000 to authenticate a piece. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Jun 17, 2019
    The other reason why I doubt it’s a genuine Harry Winston ring is that it’s stamped 10% iridium. That means it’s a 900 assay platinum.
    All Harry Winston platinum pieces are 950 Platinum.
    900 /1000 is a lower assay Platinum.
     
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