Glamourous and important, this necklace by Harry Winston illustrates the sensibility of 1950s jewels. At the time, necklaces were often designed to sit high on the neck as the perfect compliment to the plunging décolletages of the era's evening gowns. Jewelry designs were fluid and feminine, with detachable parts that permitted day-to-night versatility. In addition to his reputation as "King of Diamonds," Harry Winston is credited with revolutionizing jewelry manufature and design. Without the distracting weight of excess metal, his finely-crafted creations set the standard for elegant simplicity.