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Hancocks

Contemporary
A stunning 3.28ct old mine cushion cut diamond in a finely engraved handmade diamond-set ring.
£37,500.00
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A beautiful old mine cut diamond ring by Hancocks, the ring centred on a bright and lively cushion shaped old mine brilliant cut diamond weighing 3.28cts and of J colour and VS1 clarity four claw set in an open gallery with diamond detail to a finely engraved handmade mount with tapering diamond-set shoulders.
Specifications
  • OriginLondon
  • Gemstones and Other Materials3.28ct J VS1 old mine cushion cut diamond with GIA certificate (5172277403).
  • Condition ReportNew
  • Setting18ct white and yellow gold with London assay and makers marks
  • Weight description4 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.

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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