20 October 2021: Hancocks London is unveiling its second new diamond collection this year.
Playfully called Slinky Shoulders, the collection consists of six beautiful rings, designed by the jeweller and handcrafted in Britain, with each ring featuring a diamond with a side of colour.
The Slinky Shoulders collection 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.
Left to Right: 2.34ct Emerald-Cut Diamond Ring with Emerald Shoulders £29,950, 1.75ct Old European Cut Diamond Ring with Sapphire Shoulders £25,000. 4.22ct Emerald-Cut Diamond Ring with Aquamarine Shoulders £125,000. 1.57ct Old European Cut Diamond Ring with Emerald Shoulders £22,500. 3.20ct Emerald-Cut Diamond Ring with Sapphire Shoulders £55,000.
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.”
The collection comprises a series of unique old-cut diamond rings with elegant tapering shoulders set with specially cut aquamarines, sapphires or emeralds.
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.”
The Slinky Shoulders collection launches in Hancocks London’s Burlington Arcade shop and will also be available online. Featuring sapphire, aquamarine and emerald, more colours will be added later this year and into 2022.
Note: All pictures credit Hancocks London