Your North Texas Source for the Royal Asscher Cut Diamond...The Jewelry Gallery

The Jewelry Gallery is able to procure for you, special diamonds, whatever your desire may be...most recently we acquired on spec (and quickly sold) a Royal Asscher Cut Diamond.  Here's a little background on this particular cut:

1) GIA (Gemological Institute of America) will not certify a diamond as Asscher Cut unless GIA receives it directly from the Royal Asscher Diamond Company along with the corresponding Certificate of Authenticity.

2) GIA and Royal Asscher Diamond Company have a trademark agreement whereby GIA will inscribe the Royal Asscher Diamond Company's trademark and "Asscher" on the diamond's girdle.

3) History of The Asscher Cut.

In 1902 Joseph Asscher designed and patented his namesake original Asscher cut. This emblematic cut was the world’s first patented diamond cut protecting it from replication from other companies. The Asscher Diamond Company held its exclusive patent until the Second World War and saw strong sales internationally, particularly during the 1920s and 30s when the cut and company were both at the height of success.  The original design had 58 Step cut facets, a small table, high crown and steep pavilion with cut corners. An accurate description would be a cut cornered square emerald cut diamond.  Also known as square emerald cuts, Asscher cut diamonds are roughly square in shape when viewed from above but have cut corners for more light to enter the diamond. They typically have 50 or 58 facets and their ideal length to width ratio is 1 to 1.04. The Asscher cut was a staple of art deco and art noveau era jewelry, with its straight lines and faceting arrangement making it perfect for clean and graphic elements brought to life by the movement.  Because of their facet arrangement, high crown, and depth, Asscher's can produce outstanding brilliance and are known for creating a ‘hall of mirrors’ effect.

4) History of The Royal Asscher Cut. 

Almost 100 years after the Original Asscher Cut was first conceived, Joseph Asscher’s great-grand nephews, Edward and Joop Asscher, revised the design, adding sixteen additional facets to make it reminiscent of the Cullinan II diamond of the Imperial Crown.  The result is a 74 facet step-cut square diamond, absorbing the light from each angle, creating an endless mirrored pool effect, a kaleidoscope of all of the colors that make up a spectrum of light, designed to catch the eye with the brilliance of a round cut, and the intricacies of the artfully-constructed angles of an emerald cut.

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