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Welcome to Hancocks

Purveyors of the finest vintage and contemporary jewellery in the heart of London, since 1849.

Tiara 1
Welcome to Hancocks

Purveyors of the finest vintage and contemporary jewellery in the heart of London, since 1849.

Tiara 1
Welcome to Hancocks

Purveyors of the finest vintage and contemporary jewellery in the heart of London, since 1849.

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Spring 2022
Spring 2022

Engagement

Browse our stunning ring collection all handmade in London using the most beautiful vintage and antique gemstones.

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Spring 2022

Wedding Eternity

Discover our unique collection of wedding and eternity bands.

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Spring 2022
Spring 2022
Spring 2022

Vintage Antique

We are proud to be known around the Globe for our collection of vintage and antique jewels.

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We’re celebrating July’s birthstone in our stories today with a little quiz all about RUBIES, including a question about this famous pic of Elizabeth Taylor receiving a stunning suite of ruby jewels by the swimming pool on holiday. If you miss it, it’ll be saved in our quiz highlight so you can do it any time. ❤️
Our gorgeous new eternity ring set fully in the round with French-cut diamonds. They’re channel set and held between wide softly rounded edges of 22ct gold with a tactile brushed satin finish. A new design for us and we’re so pleased with how it turned out.
The big sister to the ring we posted a couple of days ago. This one is 5.02cts (as opposed to 2.87ct) but the characteristics are the same and her personality is just as sparkling. The beauty of the diamond is complimented by the gorgeous detail of the hand engraving.
A perfect, easy to wear, everyday gold chain. Weighty but not too chunky, just the right length, a lovely patina, interesting link and a Cartier signature - what more could you ask for.
Fresh off the bench and coming to the website soon, is this gorgeous OEB with its high crown, small table and tiny winking culet. I’m sold.
The loveliest Asscher cut sweetened by little honeycomb shoulders.  These bullet-cut diamond shoulders are a particularly effective design and really suit geometric shaped stones like Asschers. Placed in this pattern and bezel set they resemble a stylised hexagonal honeycomb.
Pear vs OMB - whichever corner you’re in I think we can agree these are two rather special diamonds.  Both old cuts, the pear is 3.73cts and the old mine brilliant is 4.63cts. Both available on our website along with full details and more images.
Always and forever my ultimate summer jewel!🧡💙  This exceptionally lovely antique gold and coral fringe necklace dates from around the 1860s. The coral in this necklace has been beautifully matched for colour and quality and has clearly been cut and polished by an expert hand.  Pieces like this were popular souvenirs for the aristocracy and nobility who travelled Italy as part of The Grand Tour and it has survived in marvellous condition, ready to be worn for another 160 years.
We’ve set our delightful new 4.63ct old mine diamond with the sweetest little pair of pear shape shoulders, which soften the join between the centre stone and the band perfectly.
“Fabrics fade, fashions change, but the beauty of the jeweled pieces chosen from Udall and Ballou is a continuing joy, a constant enhancement of feminine charm and loveliness.”  This quote appeared in a 1930s advertisement by Udall and Ballou - makers of this wonderful ruby and diamond bangle from the same period.  Established in 1888, Udall and Ballou grew to become one of the best known and most prosperous jewellers in New York during the second quarter of the 20th Century.  During the 1920s they were one of the preeminent American jewellers retailing a wonderful array of pieces by some of the best craftsmen and jewellery manufacturers in New York including William Scheer and Oscar Heyman Bros.  In 1939 they were one of only five firms to exhibit jewellery in the sumptuous House of Jewels at the New York World’s Fair.  An undoubted sign of the high regard in which they were held.  You can see more pictures of the bracelet and read more about the story of Udall and Ballou on our website, link in bio.
This super stylish vintage Cartier ring contrasts the soft organic nature of orange coral which has been carved with gentle wave-like ripples and the supremely sparkling diamonds.  Cartier have used coral in their high jewellery since the Art Deco period but during the 1950s it enjoyed something of a resurgence and could frequently be found in rings, necklace and earrings and later whole suites.  This ring makes a glamourous statement and would be a perfect summer party ring dressed up or down.
This Victorian pearl and diamond bangle c.1880s is made in 15ct yellow gold with a hinged side opening. The front is set with four rows of creamy-white round half-pearls all interspersed with rose diamond points. The back is plain polished gold with a lovely antique patina and it’s in the original fitted leather case with silk and velvet lining by Aird & Thompson of Glasgow.  This beautiful bangle is a really lovely period piece, the pearls have been nicely matched and are in excellent condition, with the little diamond points adding a touch of sparkle in between.
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