Hancocks London offers selection of festive gifts for loved ones near and far
Even though this Christmas does not resemble seasons past, there are still memories to be made with loved ones near and far.
Hancocks London, based in Mayfair’s Burlington Arcade, is renowned for its curated selection of jewels and objets d’art and has a discerning customer following from all around the globe.
Its Hot Picks for Christmas 2020 list features a selection of pieces to suit different members of the family as well as loved ones, carefully chosen with the following criteria: it would be a gift the recipient could keep forever and that it would be a joy to unwrap on the big day. Read on to discover what pieces make this year’s list:
1. Antique Diamond Pendant
To add festive sparkle, diamonds are the go to option given their appeal and this Edwardian diamond pendant, featuring a ribbon bow design with a pear shaped diamond fringe, would pleased even the most hard-to-buy for this Christmas. The pendant is one of a kind – having featured on the front cover of the book ‘Metamorphosis’ by Ilias Lalaounis – and a version of it is on permanent display at the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum in Athens, Greece. This is a chance to own the original which would make a wonderful family heirloom for future generations.
2. 18ct Gold Signet Ring
Signet rings are enjoying a major resurgence of interest among young people and especially women. Whether designed as an essential piece of family heritage, or for millennials who want to reflect the vogue for heritage jewellery, they make the perfect gift. Hancocks London handmade signet rings are all meticulously crafted in the UK and the whole process – from brief to final delivery of the piece – can be arranged online (order by end of November for festive delivery). Alternatively, the team will happily prepare a bespoke voucher to present to a loved one. Visit Hancocks dedicated signet ring website at: https://www.hancockssignetrings.com
3. Personalised Gold Pendant
A beautiful 18ct rose gold pendant with the option of personalising it with initials, a date, a crest, or artwork makes for a fail-safe present. Personalised pendants appeal to a cross section of family and loves ones – ranging from the stylish teens who loves all things rose gold, a newly married bride as she celebrates her first Christmas with her husband, a mother from her daughters, and indeed family members young and old given their universal appeal.
4. Retro Gold Bangle
Retro jewels for the fashionistas in the family are guaranteed to be a hit given they are effortlessly chic. This bold and stylish two-tone gold retro bracelet dates from the 1940s and has an unmistakeable style. It would definitely be the gift to give to someone who understands design and yearns for something which is also elegant. Plus, it’s a great investment given retro pieces continue to go up in price.
5. Ruby and Diamond Ring by Hancocks London
For those who have read about Kate Moss’s ‘empty’ ring finger, this next pick would meet all her requirements for sure! The 1.76 cts cushion shaped Burmses ruby and diamond halo ring by Hancocks is stylish and striking in its design. Rubies continue to be the most sought-after gems and is considered the stone of love, energy and passion. Catch it before Kate Moss does!
6. Ruby and Diamond Earrings
These stylish pair of ruby and diamond earrings by Bulgari capture the glamour of post-war life in the 1950s. Their circular ‘door knocker’ design was created in a glittering era when all the famous Hollywood stars descended on Rome to make films given the production costs were advantageous. Simple and elegant, they would make a glamorous and extremely sparkly addition to a lucky person’s jewellery collection.
7. Gypsy Set Ring
Hancocks London has been making gypsy rings since it opened its doors in 1849. Appealing to both men and women, especially those with an active lifestyle or a job where they might be concerned about knocking the gemstones in their ring, they are increasingly popular given their versatility and effortless chic. Hancocks London’s gypsy rings features vintage cut diamonds set in bands which have been made using recycled gold, perfect for the eco conscious and those who want the a jewel which oozes luxury but one that is also truly sustainable.
8. Cufflinks…..Cartier style
Cufflinks make a great accessory for both men and women who have a penchant for attention to detail. These Art Deco gold and enamel cufflinks by Cartier are dated circa 1930s. They feature a geometric motif in red enamel depicting the Chinese symbol of the dragon representing prosperity and strength and would make the most thoughtful of presents for Christmas 2020.
9. Silver statue by Ian Bowles
Buying something tasteful for the home is a thoughtful gift as the recipient will enjoy it everyday. For those who love flaura and fauna and the great outdoors, this statue would be a perfect choice. Created by Ian Bowles, a specialist wildlife artist for more than 40 years, the silver wren sits elegantly on a bronze pumpkin. In addition to this piece, Ian Bowles has produced a series of works for Hancocks London in silver and patinated bronze focusing on life-size models of English garden birds including swallows, pheasants and English partridges.