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Asscher and Violet Diamond Ring

An Asscher-cut Diamond set with two Blue-Violet Round Diamonds in a hand-crafted platinum ring.

Asscher and Violets!

A client wanted to create an elegant engagement ring incorporating his fiance's favorite color violet.  He wanted the ring to be special and he thought violet diamonds were an ideal way to celebrate their betrothal.  Since natural violet diamonds are rare,  he asked the Jewelry Experts to help him with his quest.

Normally we start an engagement ring project with the center stone, but because natural violet diamonds are so rare, we first matched up a beautiful pair of round fancy blue-violet diamonds.  We then designed the ring around these colorful dazzlers.


An Asscher-cut Diamond set with two Blue-Violet Round Diamonds in a hand-crafted platinum ring.

To complement the sparkle and intensity of the Violet Diamonds, we suggested an Asscher-cut Diamond as the center stone.  A well cut Asscher Diamond sparkles with clean geometric lines, dramatically beveled corners, a small table, and the mesmerizing "Hall of Mirrors" effect.  Acting as our client's broker we helped him acquire a beautiful 1.50-carat example of high color and clarity.

If you are considering the purchase of an important Diamond, 
you should consider our  Diamond Brokering Service.



An Asscher-cut Diamond set with two Blue-Violet Round Diamonds in a hand-crafted platinum ring.

Our client desired a hand-crafted platinum ring that would be elegant without being overstated.  He wanted a ring that would highlight and complement the striking beauty of the Diamonds.

We suggested a variation of our Breathless design.  The Asscher-cut Diamond is set within four gently tapered prongs.  To each side is a round Violet Diamond set with three complementing prongs.  The platinum prongs and band of the ring are polished to a bright, mirror-like finish.


An Asscher-cut Diamond set with two Blue-Violet Round Diamonds in a hand-crafted platinum ring.

Because each of our rings is custom designed and the settings hand crafted, we are able to adapt each ring so that it beautifully highlights the size and shape of the gemstones.  The goal is to create a dazzling array of gemstones with no unsightly gaps or breaks between the stones.  The gemstones should dance in unison across the top of the wearer's finger.


An Asscher-cut Diamond set with two Blue-Violet Round Diamonds in a hand-crafted platinum ring.

Another advantage of custom designing and hand crafting our rings is that we can adapt a ring's design to our client's taste and add unique,  personal elements.  Our client was enamored with the Violet Diamonds and asked if we could add two more to the design.  So we set two smaller Violet Diamonds between the upper and lower galleries of the Asscher-cut Diamond setting.  Small details like this make the ring a personal treasure.

When did you last see an engagement ring featuring a beautiful Asscher-cut
Diamond complemented by four striking Violet Diamonds?


An Asscher-cut Diamond set with two Blue-Violet Round Diamonds in a hand-crafted platinum ring.

One of our goals in hand crafting a ring is to make the underside as beautiful and well crafted as the top.  Note the smooth, even cut-outs beneath the Diamonds,  the elegant taper of the prongs,  and the slight narrowing of the band as it approaches the Diamonds.  The thickness of the band and the strength of the settings help assure that this ring will last a lifetime and become a family heirloom.


An Asscher-cut Diamond set with two Blue-Violet Round Diamonds in a hand-crafted platinum ring.

The final special touch to this extraordinary ring is the manner in which we polish each prong to create a "spear-tip".   Our finely shaped dramatic prongs help to showcase these unique diamonds.

The trilogy of the Asscher-cut and Violet Diamonds presents a strong visual geometry that is perfectly balanced by the soft violet hue of the side Diamonds.  The combination of Diamonds is breathtaking!


Name: Asscher and Violets!

Cost: This Diamond engagement ring was custom created for a special client.  We specialize in helping couples create unique and beautiful rings.

Please give us a call (603 624-8672) or send us an email,  to discuss design options, gemstones and costs.


Measurements:
The center stone is an Asscher-cut Diamond that weighs  1.50 carats.  It is a breathtaking D color and VVS2 clarity.  The two side Diamonds are natural Fancy Deep Grayish Blue-Violet round brilliant cuts and weigh a total of  0.31 carats.

The two smaller round brilliant cut "Hidden Treasures" diamonds weigh a total of 0.07 carat and are also natural Fancy Deep Grayish Blue-Violet.



An Asscher-cut Diamond set with two Blue-Violet Round Diamonds in a hand-crafted platinum ring.

The Story Behind Asscher-cut Diamonds

The Asscher cut was first created in 1902 by a renowned Diamond cutter,  Joseph Asscher.  Several years later Joseph Asscher was chosen by King Edward VII to cut the famed Cullinan Diamond for the English crown jewels.

Asscher-cut Diamonds are usually octagonal in shape or a square with beveled corners.  They have a deep step-cut crown and pavilion that create what we call the Hall of Mirrors effect.  When you look directly into a well-cut Asscher Diamond you see a wonderful illusion like an infinite hallway of reflecting mirrors.

The Asscher cut of the early 1900s evolved into the elegant Emerald cut that became so popular during the Art Deco era.  Many of the antique Diamond cuts  - Asscher, Old European and Rose cuts -  are now experiencing a revival of popularity.



We love creating beautiful rings with striking Asscher-cut Diamonds.
Here are a few of our creations ...

Royal Asscher diamond set with Fancy Vivid pink diamonds in a custom platinum ring.An Asscher-cut Diamond set with Fancy Intense Pink Diamonds in a custom platinum engagement ring.An Asscher-cut diamond set with two Fancy Intense Pink diamonds in a hand-crafted platinum ring.




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