And while a geometric tangle of yellow gold and amethyst may not be exactly what the typical Hancocks customer expects to see alongside vintage Sterlé, Van Cleef and Boucheron, that’s not to say they can’t be converted. “There’s definitely a crossover of interest,” says Burton: one of the first pieces she sold was a pair of Disorient hoops, to a couple who also purchased a classic pair of 1920s drop earrings.
“I think that there will be people who find Amy Burton Fine Jewellery via Hancocks and vice versa. The fact that it’s all handcrafted gives it that timeless aspect, so even though it’s not estate jewellery people still feel like they’re investing in a piece that will, hopefully, be passed on for generations.”
Available at Hancocks, 52-53 Burlington Arcade, London W1J 0HH; amyburtonfinejewellery.com