Hancocks

The Hancocks story begins in the heart of Victorian London with Mr Charles Frederick Hancock. He established his eponymous firm on the corner of Bond Street and Bruton Street in 1849. Dealing in the finest jewellery, silver and gemstones Hancocks quickly built a reputation for excellence. Within a year the company had been granted a Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria and was soon counting many of the principle sovereigns of Europe as patrons

In 1856 Queen Victoria entrusted Hancocks with the making of the newly introduced Victoria Cross, the highest military award for gallantry in the British armed forces, an honour that they continue to uphold today. Whilst times have certainly changed since then, the firm is still family run and still purveyors of exceptionally fine jewellery.

vintage engagement ring from Hancocks
Antique earrings from Hancocks

Today Hancocks’ gallery is filled with the finest examples of fine jewellery from antique to contemporary and offer vintage jewels from the very greatest jewellery houses such as Cartier or Van Cleef & Arpels. In keeping with their heritage Hancocks is also one of the world’s leading specialists in exceptional old cut diamonds and precious gemstones, using them to make exquisite unique pieces all handcrafted by Master Craftsmen in London.

Amassing a collection such as theirs is no mean feat and Hancocks pride themselves on the curation of their collection, using their years of experience and knowledge to not only sell exceptional fine jewellery, but to find and sell fine jewellery that will be a joy to wear.

old picture of the Hancocks shop in London