Hancocks

Old European Brilliant Cut Diamond Ear Studs weighing 2.38cts total

Beautiful matched pair of old European cut diamond earrings by Hancocks, each earring set with a bright and lively old European brilliant cut diamond, one weighing 1.23cts and of K colour and SI1 clarity the other weighing 1.15cts and of K colour and VS2 clarity, claw set in platinum with post and scroll fittings.

£11,500.00

10 in stock

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Specifications

OriginLondon
Gemstones and Other Materials1.23ct K SI1 old European brilliant cut diamond with GIA certificate
1.15ct K VS2 old European brilliant cut diamond with GIA certificate
Condition ReportNew
SettingPlatinum
DimensionsDiameter 7mm
SKU124229

Directors Notes

The old European brilliant cut is the forefather of todays 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.

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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