Harry Winston confirms potential buyers’ interest in its luxury division

Canadian Harry Winston Diamond Corp. (TSX:HW, NYSE:HWD) has confirmed it has received "various indications of interest" about the potential purchase of its luxury retail business.

Although it is not in active talks, the company decided to comment on market rumours revealing it has been approaching potential buyers.

In a press release, the Toronto-based jeweller —known as known as the “King of Diamonds” and “Jeweller to the Stars"— added it did not intend to make any further public announcements regarding this matter, unless they are warranted by the circumstances or required by law.

Harry Winston owns 40% of the Diavik diamond mine, in Canada's Northwest Territories, as well as a luxury retailer business selling high-end jewellery and watches around the world.