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A stunning 5.07ct old European brilliant cut diamond ring with tapering diamond-set shoulders.

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A stunning diamond ring by Hancocks set with a beautifully bright and lively old European brilliant cut diamond weighing 5.07cts and of G colour and SI1 clarity within a diamond-set open gallery between tapered shoulders set with calibre-cut diamonds, all in a finely crafted platinum mount decorated with hand engraved scroll motifs.
  • OriginLondon
  • Gemstones and Other Materials5.07ct G SI1 old European brilliant cut diamond with GIA certificate (2175908752). Calibre-cut diamonds weighing a combined total of 0.87cts
  • Condition ReportNew
  • SettingPlatinum with maker's signature
  • Weight description5.2 grams
  • DimensionsUK finger size K, US size 5.5
Directors notes
The Old European brilliant cut is the forefather of todays modern round brilliant cut diamond. It was developed towards the end of the 19th Century when new machinery was invented, in particular the motor-driven saw, which allowed diamonds to be cut in attractive, symmetrical round shapes without wasting the excess rough crystal that was cut off. This revolutionised the industry and gradually, through a process of trial and error, cutters discovered which proportions produced the finest balance of brilliance and fire within these new round stones. Diamonds were now able to dazzle even in the dimly candle-lit rooms of the turn of the century. Along with their characteristic polished culet facets, finely cut old European brilliants can be distinguished from their modern counterparts by their higher crowns and smaller table facets. These features combine to create a greater amount of spectral colour-flashes from inside the stone than we typically see in modern cut diamonds.


Within the archives of the London jewellers Hancocks, there exists the most extraordinary book.  Large, heavy and showing distinct signs of age it is filled with page after page of diary entries documenting almost one hundred and twenty years of not only company history but social history as well.  

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