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Hancocks

Contemporary
A beautiful 1.04ct old mine cushion cut diamond ring with double diamond cluster.
£14,500.00
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A beautiful old mine cushion cut diamond double cluster ring by Hancocks, the ring centred on a beautiful and lively cushion shape old mine brilliant cut diamond weighing 1.04cts and of G colour and VS1 clarity within a fine millegrain rubover setting surrounded by a narrow channel set frame of single cut diamonds bordered by another row of slightly larger single cut diamonds in collet settings, all in a hand crafted platinum mount with tapered diamond-set shoulders.
Specifications
  • OriginLondon
  • Gemstones and Other Materials1.04ct G VS1 old mine brilliant cushion cut diamond with GIA certificate (1166507276). Further 0.40cts total of single cut diamonds.
  • Condition ReportNew
  • SettingPlatinum with London assay and makers marks
  • Weight description5.2 grams
  • DimensionsUK finger size M, US size 6.5
Directors notes
Old mine brilliants or old miners are either square or rectangular cushion shaped diamonds with clearly rounded corners and sides. The style developed after the discovery of diamonds in Brazil in about 1725 which facilitated experiments in cutting due to the large increase in available stones. Eager as ever to retain as much weight as possible, cutters still followed the shape of the rough crystals but now corners became more rounded and the number of facets increased. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa during the late 1860’s coincided with revolutionised mechanical cutting methods. This saw the fashion for new round cut diamonds replace these cushion shaped stones which then became known as ‘old mine’ diamonds. Today the name old mine brilliant still describes a cushion shaped diamond with a small table facet, high crown and polished culet. These features allow old mine cuts to have a huge amount of fire and life, even in dimly-lit environments.

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