Oh Harry!

The Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond

Tonight is the night – the Academy Awards, and everyone will be talking about what the celebrities are wearing. But the ones wearing Harry Winston jewels will stand above the rest.

Harry began his career as a gem expert working in his father’s jewelry shop as a boy. He supposedly started his “collection” at 12 when he purchased a 2-carat emerald in a pawn shop for 25 cents and sold it for $800!

In 1958, Harry donated the Hope Diamond, a 45-carat blue, to the Smithsonian Institute, where it is displayed today. Funny enough, he sent the diamond, today estimated to be worth $200,000,000, by mail!

Harry Winston -- For security, he normally didn't allow himself to be photographed.

Harry died in 1978, but his name is carried on by company, Harry Winston, Inc. So keep a look out for the necks and ears of the beautiful people tonight, and you will surely see the legacy of Harry Winston.

Update on Taking Style to a New Level  (Feb. 22)

On Thursday, I posted about an excursion offered by National Geographic called “Around the World by Private Jet”.  For those of you  who are wondering about the price?  $70,950 per person!  So start saving your pennies!

FEBRUARY GIVEAWAY

February's giveaway includes a set of my favorite magazines - More, Whole Living and Real Simple - a set of my handmade photo notecards, and a lotion bar from Sweet Annie's Soapworks.

February’s giveaway includes a set of my favorite magazines – More, Whole Living and Real Simple – a set of my handmade photo notecards, and a lotion bar from Sweet Annie’s Soapworks.

Only one more week to enter for the February giveaway!  Just comment on any of my February posts, and the winner will be announced on Friday.  Please share my blog with your friends, and let’s get a conversation going!

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