Retailer Hancocks London is set to showcase some of its most “exceptional and rare jewels” at the upcoming Masterpiece London show.
The premier showcase for art and antiques will take place on 29 June to 5 July and is aimed at buyers and collectors from all over the world.
A Victorian ruby, pink sapphire and diamond necklace owned by Anne, Countess of Rosse, a magnificent diamond pendant by Black, Starr and Frost, and a rare 1950s Van Cleef and Arpels zip necklace are three of the star pieces to be unveiled by Hancocks.
The necklace is believed to have “royal significance” and is made of 14 graduated oval and cushion shaped cluster motifs centred on a ruby or pink sapphire surrounded by a halo of old cut diamonds.
In total, it has 17 rubies and 16 pink sapphires – all of Burmese origin – weighing a combined total of 51.71 carats feature in the piece along with old cut diamonds weighing 20 carats.
The diamond pendant is set with a D colour 5.20 carats old cut pear-shaped diamond and has VVS2 clarity.
The gold and diamond zip necklace is a working zipper made with 18-carat yellow gold and consisting of 206 single and round cut brilliant diamonds.
Stephen Burton, managing director of Hancocks London, says: “Masterpiece gives us a wonderful opportunity to present an outstanding selection of the best of the best in relation to fine jewellery and exceptional gemstones we offer in our shop in Burlington Arcade.
“We are looking forward to another exciting fair and meeting collectors from all over the world.”