One of London’s oldest family jewellers has released a new jewellery collection, its first since the easing of the last lockdown.

Hancocks’ new Bezel Collection is a diamond ring collection designed and manufactured in the UK during the pandemic.

The rings are available from this month in Hancocks’ Burlington Arcade store as well as online.

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The rings can also be designed as bespoke commissions, the company revealed.

Guy Burton, director of Hancocks London, explains: “With this collection we wanted to keep the focus on the beautiful antique and vintage diamonds we use rather than embellishing these stones with too many other gems or elaborate settings.

“The beauty of a bezel style setting is its elegance and simplicity. This type of setting, which is also known as a rubover setting, suits all sizes and shapes of diamonds.

“For example, we have used it on rounded shapes such as old mine cuts and old European cuts as well as straight and pointed shapes such as emerald-cuts and pear
shapes.

“The gold carefully encircles the widest part of the stone and can be used to really accentuate and call attention to the shape of that stone.”

He sums up: “Whether for stylistic reasons, aesthetic preferences or practical considerations, this is a style of setting that appeals to many and marries tradition and modernity beautifully.”