0.53ct Classic Old Cut Diamond Cluster Pendant in Platinum

A classic old-cut diamond pendant by Hancocks, centred with an old European brilliant cut diamond weighing 0.53cts and of E colour and SI1 clarity in a claw setting, with halo cluster surround of old brilliant cut diamonds all in handcrafted platinum, suspended from a fine platinum chain.

Further Details

Gemstones and Other Materials0.53ct E SI1 old European brilliant cut diamond with GIA certificate
0.17cts total of additional old cut diamonds
Condition ReportNew
Weight description5.9 grams
DimensionsPendant 9.5mm diameter
Chain 52cm/ 20.5" (can be made any length)

Directors Notes

The old European brilliant cut is the forefather of today’s modern round brilliant cut diamond.  It was developed towards the end of the 19th Century when new machinery was invented, in particular the motor-driven saw, which allowed diamonds to be cut in attractive, symmetrical round shapes without wasting the excess rough crystal that was cut off. This revolutionised the industry and gradually, through a process of trial and error, cutters discovered which proportions produced the finest balance of brilliance and fire within these new round stones.  Diamonds were now able to dazzle even in the dimly candle-lit rooms of the turn of the century. Along with their characteristic polished culet facets, finely cut old European brilliants can be distinguished from their modern counterparts by their higher crowns and smaller table facets. These features combine to create a greater amount of spectral colour-flashes from inside the stone than we typically see in modern cut diamonds.


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