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Hancocks

Contemporary
A pretty 1.21ct Asscher cut diamond and platinum solitaire ring.
£8,500.00
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A pretty Asscher cut diamond and platinum solitaire ring by Hancocks, the ring centred on a beautiful Asscher cut diamond weighing 1.21cts and of F colour and VVS2 clarity diagonally set with four claws in a platinum mount with tapered baguette diamond set shoulders.
Specifications
  • OriginLondon
  • Gemstones and Other Materials1.21ct F VVS2 Asscher cut diamond with GIA certificate 2175365854.Pair of tapered baguette cut diamonds with a combined weight of 0.12cts.
  • Condition ReportNew
  • SettingPlatinum
  • Weight description3.9 grams
  • DimensionsUK finger size L1/2, US size 6.25
Directors notes
The Asscher cut was designed by Joseph Asscher in 1902 in an attempt to best utilise the natural shape of octahedral diamond crystals. The cut is essentially a square shape with the corners cut off quite steeply creating an almost octagonal outline to the stone. The facets are carefully arranged in three rows of straight, step-like faces to the top and bottom of the stone which has a wonderfully elegant and clean appearance with a more subtle sparkle than cuts such as the round brilliant. It became increasingly popular during the early 20th Century, particularly in the Art Deco period when the straight edges and angles of the cut suited the aesthetic perfectly. The Asscher family have been diamond dealers since the mid 19th Century and are probably best known as the company entrusted with the cleaving and cutting of the world famous Cullinan diamond.

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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