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A wonderful gold, old-cut diamond, pearl and banded agate festoon necklace.

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A wonderful diamond, pearl and agate necklace by Hancocks c.1865 designed as an extravagant festoon of swags, drops and star like motifs, the gold snake-link chain set to the front with alternating banded agate cabochons and natural saltwater half-pearls suspending four drop shaped pearls within a bib-like double row of chain swags, five graduated star-shaped motifs each set with six oval banded agate cabochons with an old cut diamond to the centre and five graduated elongated drop shaped agates with scroll and star surmounts set with rose-cut diamonds, all to a concealed tongue and box clasp, in original fitted case.
  • OriginEnglish
  • Gemstones and Other Materials5 x old mine cut diamonds weighing a combined total of approximately 2.6cts 191 rose and old cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 2.2cts 8 natural saltwater half pearls and 4 drop shape pearls 41 agate cabochons
  • Condition ReportVery fine
  • Setting18ct yellow gold
  • Weight description78 grams
  • Dimensions16" long


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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