Recently we have seen a marked growth in our business there, particularly for engagement rings and we are delighted to be working with so many new clients in San Francisco.View Collection
In particular, our focus on using recycled precious metals in our jewellery alongside the antique and vintage diamonds we specialise in seems to resonate with San Franciso clients. Using these old stones is by far the most sustainable and ecologically friendly option for diamond jewellery when compared to the environmental cost of newly mined and manufactured diamonds.
Our latest collection, playfully called Slinky Shoulders, shows off a selection of these diamonds beautifully. It features a variety of shapes and sizes of old-cut diamonds, all set with coloured gemstone shoulders, adding a contemporary pop of colour to an otherwise classic design.View Collection
Guy Burton, Director, Hancocks London, says:
“This collection evolved from discussions we had about different ways to complement and enhance our beautiful old cut diamond solitaire rings. We wanted something different to the diamond embellishments or hand engraved details we have used before and after playing with different designs which enhanced the central diamond, we came up with these slinky, colourful shoulders.”
Guy Burton adds:
“Cutting stones to fit exactly into a design like this is known as calibre cut. Each one of these coloured gems has been designed and cut by hand so that they precisely fit into the shoulders of the band of each ring. The attention to detail this affords is reflected in the beauty of these jewels.
“Our beautiful antique diamonds don’t necessarily need any embellishment but sometimes it’s good to add a splash of colour, subtle or otherwise. We hope these rings will appeal to people who like their classics with a little contemporary twist.”View collection