Aesthetically speaking, Harry Winston is a coffee table book extraordinaire. The information contained herein could not possibly be any more stimulating. My single reservation is that the foreword would have been far more potent and apropos if written by someone who actually owns pieces of the jewelry or has some real insight into it, rather than Mr. Talley, whose vapid words do little but advertise the brand in a very pedestrian fashion.
Finally, you ask if this book is a gift of note . . . the reply is simply . . . YES! and OMG!