The name of Hancocks has been synonymous with the art of fine jewellery for over 150 years. The passion for excellence and quality are the company’s objectives and Hancocks diamond buyers select stones that possess the finest qualities of the 4 c’s, to continue that aim.
The 4c’s – Four small letters but each one crucial in the selection of Hancocks diamonds.
Colour, Clarity, Cut, Carat weight.
Colour – Hancocks choose the highest diamond colours D, E, F and G. D to F are colourless, G is near colourless (termed rare white).
Clarity – The clarity scale determines the inclusions in the stone. Hancocks clarity range encompasses IF (internally flawless) VVS1 and VVS2 (very very slightly included) and VS1 (very slightly included).
The unmounted stones are examined for their cut, proportions, polish and Symmetry, enabling the diamond buying team to continue the standard of excellence adhered to over the decades to ensure that only the finest quality stones are set into Hancocks exquisite pieces.
Fancy yellow diamonds have entranced stylish jewellery wearers over decades and became the favourite jewel of the legendary style icon the late Duchess of Windsor.
Hancocks have sourced a selection of superb stones, and created the North West’s most important collection of fine yellow diamonds.
The colour in the diamond is a natural phenomenon, created when the stone was formed millions of years ago. Fancy yellow diamonds occur in a range of shades. Hancocks have acquired the most desirable and rarest of these, Fancy intense and Fancy vivid, these gems are alive with radiating deep yellow and golden tones.
Hancocks designers have created a desirable array of yellow diamonds highlighted with white diamonds in their new collection of earrings, pendants, bracelets and rings that will be heirlooms of future generations.
All Hancocks certificated diamonds are issued with a GIA (Gemological Institute of America) or HRD (the Diamond High Council – Hoge Raad voor Diamant) certificate.