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Custom Asscher-cut Diamond Ring

An Asscher-cut diamond set with two calf-head diamonds in a handcrafted platinum ring.

Symphony of Light

This striking engagement ring and wedding band were created for a couple who wanted something a little different.  They wanted a ring that would express their unique personalities and special commitment to each other.

We began by helping the couple select the center stone,  an Asscher-cut diamond weighing 1.60 carats.  To help them make the best choice we brought in a variety of Asscher cuts ranging from modern square emerald cuts to more traditional examples with high crowns and deeply cut corners.  They selected this particular diamond because it shows the dramatic visual effects of an Asscher-cut without having the high crown of the older cut stones.

An Asscher-cut diamond set with two calf-head diamonds in a handcrafted platinum ring.

With a unique center diamond you need something special for the side stones.  We located a pair of step-cut "calf head" diamonds.  A "calf head" is a rarer shape of side diamond that resembles a triangle with the corners clipped  -  somewhat resembling a calf's head.

The strong visual geometry of the Asscher cut is perfectly balanced by the brilliance of the side diamonds.

Side view of Asscher-cut diamond set with two calf-head diamonds in a handcrafted platinum ring.

The couple wanted a ring that was elegant,  but not overstated.  So, we hand crafted a platinum ring based on our  Breathless design.  The gently rising shoulders and gracefully tapered prongs create the perfect setting for these unique diamonds.

Note the thickness of the ring's band and the strength of the setting.  This ring was crafted to last a lifetime and become a family heirloom that can be passed to future generations.

Inside view of handcrafted platinum ring with Asscher cut diamond.

The inside of the ring is as nicely finished as the top.  Note the smooth, even cut-outs beneath the diamonds,  the elegant taper of the prongs,  and the graceful narrowing of the band as it approaches the diamonds.

Close-up of Bijoux Extraordinaire (BEL) hallmark.

All of our rings are stamped with our registered Hallmark ("BEL") and the quality of the precious metals ("PLAT" for this ring).  These marks are your assurance of quality,  beauty and craftsmanship.

An Asscher-cut diamond ring with with contoured band.

To complement the engagement ring we crafted a contoured wedding band with seven round diamonds set across the top.  We love the interplay of the Asscher cut,  the calf-head side diamonds and the round brilliants.  They create a sparkling symphony of light!

Name:  Symphony of Light

Cost: This diamond ring and wedding band were custom made 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 gemstones, design options and costs.


The center stone is an Asscher-cut diamond that weighs 1.60 carats.  It is D color and VS2 clarity.  The two side diamonds are calf heads and weigh a total of  0.60 carats.

An Asscher-cut diamond set with two calf-head diamonds in a handcrafted 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 specialize in creating striking rings with beautiful diamonds.
Here are a few of our recent creations ....

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