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Hancocks

Contemporary
A beautiful 1.15ct old European cut diamond and platinum halo ring.
£12,500.00
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An elegant halo ring centred on an old European brilliant cut diamond by Hancocks, the bright and lively old European brilliant cut diamond weighing 1.15ct and of I colour and VVS1 clarity suspended within a milgrained halo of round brilliant cut diamonds by four pointed diamond-set claws two of which are mirrored beneath in the gallery, the other two flowing into the tapering shoulders, all in platinum.
Specifications
  • OriginLondon
  • Gemstones and Other Materials1.15ct I VVS1 old European brilliant cut diamond with GIA certificate.
  • Condition ReportNew
  • SettingPlatinum
  • Weight description4.1 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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