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Hancocks

Contemporary
A beautiful 1.55ct old European cut diamond ring with diamond halo surround.
£15,500.00
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A beautiful old European brilliant-cut diamond and platinum ring by Hancocks, the finely crafted ring centred with an old European brilliant-cut diamond weighing 1.55cts and of H colour and SI1 clarity rub-over set within a fine channel set surround of small old-cut diamonds to a platinum mount with open gallery and elegantly tapered diamond-set split shoulders.
Specifications
  • OriginLondon
  • Gemstones and Other Materials1.55ct H SI1 old European cut diamond with HRD certificate. Approximately 0.50ct of additional old cut round diamonds
  • Condition ReportNew
  • SettingPlatinum with London assay and makers marks
  • Weight description5.2 grams
  • DimensionsUK finger size M, US size 6.5
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.

Hancocks

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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