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Hancocks

Contemporary
An elegant 1.66ct Asscher cut diamond ring with tapered diamond-set shoulders.
£16,500.00
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An elegant Asscher cut diamond ring with trapezoid diamond shoulders by Hancocks, the ring centred with a beautiful Asscher-cut diamond weighing 1.66cts and of E colour and VVS1 clarity claw set to a simple elegant platinum mount with open gallery and tapered shoulders set with trapezoid and step-cut diamonds weighing an additional 0.58cts.
Specifications
  • OriginLondon
  • Gemstones and Other Materials1.66ct E VVS1 asscher cut diamond with GIA certificate 216694645410x trapezoid cut diamonds total 0.58cts.
  • Condition ReportNew
  • SettingPlatinum with London assay marks
  • Weight description5 grams
  • DimensionsUK finger size M, US size 6.5
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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