Hancocks London scoops ‘Best Independent Jeweller’ award
LONDON, October 2016 – Hancocks London beat off stiff competition to be crowned Best Independent Jeweller in Mayfair.
The jeweller, based in Mayfair’s Burlington Arcade, received the Award from actor Nigel Havers, at a glamorous ceremony held at The Ritz London on October 25.
Hancocks was in competition with jewellers Buccellati, Jessica McCormack, David Morris, David Marshall and Stephen Webster for the title. Each jeweller was nominated by an expert panel of judges and was voted for by readers of The Mayfair Magazine.
In this year’s awards, the judges included Andrew Love, Chairman of The Ritz Club, Dr Amin Jaffer, a director at Christie’s and fashion designer Jenny Packham. Guests at the event included designer Amanda Wakeley, Kristina Blahnik, CEO at Manolo Blahnik, and the Lord Mayor of Westminster.
Hannah Lemon, Acting Editor, The Mayfair Magazine, said: “”Mayfair is particularly proud of its family-run businesses and this year’s winner for the prestigious Best Independent Jewellers award has certainly stood the test of time, passing down family secrets of detailed craftsmanship and fine jewellery making from father to son and daughter. We are delighted to announce Hancocks in Burlington Arcade as the well-deserved recipient of the award and we look forward to seeing their excellent work continue.”
Guy Burton, Director of Hancocks London, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be recognised as the Best Independent Jeweller in Mayfair given the area is a real hotspot for jewellery. We have been in Mayfair since 1849 and feel an important and integral part of the community in this prestigious area.
“In a world surrounded by big jewellery retailers and heavily-marketed brands, clients come to us because they want a more personalised and bespoke approach to buying a piece of jewellery or gemstone. I think one of the reasons we have gained such a strong and highly regarded reputation with our clients is on the back of this along with the fact that they are reassured all pieces we offer are in keeping with Hancocks’ standard of providing the best quality across the board.”
Hancocks is London’s oldest family-run jeweller and is headed by Managing Director Stephen Burton. It specialises in antique jewels from eponymous jewellery houses right through to vintage and contemporary pieces. Its collection ranges from Art Nouveau to Art Deco, with jewellery from all the great houses including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Bulgari.
To ensure it meets the needs of its discerning customers, based all over the world, Hancocks also offers bespoke jewellery, often completed with important gemstones and old-mine-cut diamonds. Well known for offering the best selection of diamonds in London, all are in-keeping with the Hancocks’ ‘best in class’ quality standards.The jeweller has also recently launched three new contemporary collections created by jewellery designer and gemologist Amy Burton, daughter of Stephen Burton, and these are exclusive to Hancocks.