Hancocks

0.90ct Old Mine Cushion cut Diamond Pendant with Diamond Halo Surround

A classic diamond cluster pendant by Hancocks, set to the centre with a bright and lively old mine brilliant cut diamond weighing 0.90cts and of J colour and SI1 clarity claw set in platinum within a halo surround of old cut diamonds, suspended from a fine platinum trace link chain.

£4,950.00

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Specifications

OriginLondon
Gemstones and Other Materials0.90ct J SI1 old mine brilliant cut diamond with GIA certificate.
0.28cts total of matching grade old cut diamonds.
Condition ReportNew
SettingPlatinum
Weight description4.30 grams
DimensionsChain 19" long
(Can be made any length.)
SKU122884

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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