Sunday, January 28, 2007

Secret Admirers

A small crowd of people were peeking into this store window on 5th Avenue and 56th Street in Manhattan. I quickly took out the camera and photographed them. After they left, I peeked into the window and saw this piece of rock sitting on a porcelain rose. The store in the photo is Harry Winston and the piece of rock was a gigantic diamond.

Harry Winston (1896-1978) was an American jeweler whose namesake stores sell ultra luxurious jeweleries to the rich and famous. He was also known as the philantropist who donated the Hope Diamond to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.

8 comments:

Lavender Lady said...

I'm pretty sure I would have been u p there gawking with the best of them. Interesting tibit about Winston donating the Hope diamond.

Irredento Urbanita said...

It must be painful to donate a diamond hehehe. I prefer to receive it, and then I would give it to my girl.

Dsole said...

Diamonds... wow, sometimes I wonder about our admiration to these special stones... what is with them?

Mandi said...

What a beautiful way to display a diamond! Great photo.

simcooks said...

I'd prefer a classic Tiffany ring please :p

Dsole said...

hey Ming...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
It's never to late uh? ;)

Annie said...

No wonder all those people were clustered at the window. It's not every day one sees such a diamond. Like DSole, I wonder if anyone would think they were all that special if it weren't for the hype, and the polishing, of course.

Delta Movies said...

hmm....diamonds are a guys best friend...or something like that.

Nice pic.

DMov
La.