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2825 Sand Hill Rd
Menlo Park, CA, 94025

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Stephen Silver is renowned for our extraordinary ability to procure, design and handcraft the world's finest jewelry and gemstones.

The Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry Estate Collection includes some of the finest pieces from the Edwardian, Victorian, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Retro eras. Signed and period pieces are the company's specialty; many of which are from prestigious jewelry houses such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Tiffany & Co., and Harry Winston.

The Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry Signature Collection exemplifies modern day luxury combined with old world elegance to produce true works of art. Exquisitely handcrafted in platinum and 18-karat gold, using only the very finest diamonds and colored gemstones, our Signature Collection is exceptional in quality and extraordinary in style.

Pair of Platinum & Diamond Cluster Ear Clips by Harry Winston

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Pair of Platinum & Diamond Cluster Ear Clips by Harry Winston

Corey McCarthy

A pair of platinum and diamond cluster ear clips by Harry Winston. Each ear clip is composed of five pear shape diamonds; the diamonds weighing a total of approximately 45.81 carats; each diamond is accompanied by GIA certificate. Bearing maker’s mark “HW” for Harry Winston. Provenance: Largest known pair of Harry Winston diamond cluster earrings. Circa 1964.

The Harry Winston Diamond Cluster

The Winston cluster is considered by many to be the ‘little black dress’ of a classic jewelry wardrobe. They are the most versatile pair of earrings one could wear, having the ability to suspend drops of any type of stone, as well as being perfect when worn on their own. Mr. Winston also discovered that when mounted in a pattern these clusters created a wonderful wreath of diamonds that are as timeless today as when they were first envisioned over 70 years ago.

 ‘I love the diamond business. It’s a Cinderella world. It has everything! People! Drama! Romance!...What more could you want?’ So said Harry Winston in The New Yorker on 8 May, 1954. The Harry Winston diamond cluster earrings are perhaps the greatest embodiment of this sentiment from the King of Diamonds. One of the most recognizable and beloved jewelry designs of the 20th and 21st Centuries, the creation of this design was truly revolutionary.

Harry Winston’s love of diamonds and their inherent beauty led to the creation of jewelry where the gemstone played a primary role, functioning as both the design element and the design itself. The cluster motif is based on setting fancy shaped diamonds at different angles to each other and within different planes, thereby amplifying the attributes that make diamonds the most prized gem of all. By setting the diamonds in this way, it allows the viewer to see only the fire, brilliance and spectral color emanating from each diamond and colliding into one another to create an unbelievably dramatic effect.

Harry Winston was the first American jeweler to consistently focus on mounting diamonds and gemstones in discrete settings to create elegant and clean designs, resulting in what is known as the ‘Winston Look’. The cluster and wreath elements are the two most significant designs that define this look and made Harry Winston not only famous as the King of Diamonds, but also helped create a jewelry legacy that will last for generations.