Asscher Diamond Engagement Ring
|We love the dazzling geometry of Asscher-cut diamonds. Here we set an Asscher diamond with tapered baguette diamonds in a platinum ring reminiscent of the platinum and diamond rings of the Art Deco era. The ring is handcrafted.
The center diamond, a Royal Asscher, is a square emerald-cut with deeply beveled corners and a total of 74 facets. The geometric cut and amazing optics of the center stone give this ring a special pizzazz.
The baguette diamonds set as side stones are tapered step cuts. They beautifully complement the brilliance of the center diamond and add to the elegant lines of the ring.
Also, note the thickness of the ring's band and the strength of the settings. This ring was hand crafted to last a lifetime and become a family heirloom that is passed from generation to generation.
The center diamond is held by four tapered prongs in a handcrafted platinum setting. The baguette diamonds are bar set along the contoured shoulders of the ring. Because the ring was hand crafted, the diamonds were carefully set to create a beautiful, flowing arrangement of brilliance across the top of your finger.
The underside of the ring is as beautifully crafted as the top. The base of the settings is sturdy and well crafted. The inner surfaces are beautifully polished and the edges slightly rounded to create a comfortable fit.
No fine jewel is complete without the registered hallmark of the maker and the precious metal marks. Inside the band you can see Bijoux Extraordinaire's maker's mark ("BEL") and the precious metal mark for the purity of the platinum ("PLAT"). These marks are your assurance of elegant design, uncompromising craftsmanship and fine gemstones.
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 of 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 in popularity.
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Or, we can custom create a ring in this style for you using the gemstones and precious metals of your choice. Please give us a call (603 624-8672) or send us an email, to discuss gemstones, design options and costs.
|The center Asscher-cut diamond weighs 0.83 carats and measures approximately 5.5 millimeters by 5.5 millimeters. It is D color and VS2 clarity. The two side diamonds weigh a total of 0.30 carats. The side diamonds are F-G color and VVS-VS clarity.|
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