Harry Winston such a well-known name outside of the diamond industry that numerous books have been written about his legacy and the many famous stones and people he was associated with. He became known as the "jeweler to the stars" with his focus on the Hollywood A-list. The list of magnificent and important diamonds that he bought and sold in his lifetime trumps anyone else in history. Through his brilliant marketing with famous celebrities, he made diamonds a coveted treasure of their fans, which continues to this day.
Harry Winston died in 1978 at the age of 82. His company passed to his wife of 45 years Edna. Upon her death eight years later, Winston's two sons, Bruce and Ronald, inherited the company. After a very bitter and public fight for control of the company, Ronald Winston paid his brother $54 million to buy his stake in the firm. The company was later acquired by Canadian diamond miner Aber, and in 2013, they sold it to Swatch, which still owns it.
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