Cut Diamonds, Nelson Rarities, Inc.
world's largest source of Antique Estate Engagement Rings.
We carry Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, Edwardian,
Victorian, Estate, and custom diamond engagement rings
and wedding bands.
A spectacular example, made by Cartier
in 1922. Weight 5.55 carats.
ABOUT THE ASSCHER CUT
In the history of diamonds and diamond
cutting the Asscher cut diamond is one of the greatest cuts of diamonds
ever conceived. Invented in the early 20th century by the Asscher Brothers
of Holland, an Asscher cut is a modification on the most popular cut of
previous century...the cushion cut. The Asscher Brothers, celebrities in
their own right (they cut many of the "named" diamonds for royalty), invented
a cut which was square to rectangular with a flat table (top surface), many
small step cuts along the top area and larger longer facets underneath the
diamond. Like the cushion cut, the Asscher cut has an open culet (the bottom
of a diamond) and a facet plan to draw the eye into the diamond and give
the diamond depth. In fact the beauty of an Asscher cut is how the eye "dives
into the center of the diamond"...the eye relishes the "pool" of the diamond.
In fact water and diamonds went hand in hand. Until recently diamonds were
"graded" in terms of water..."river white" being the "D Flawless" of its
time. The beauty of an Asscher cut runs counter to todays modern diamonds
in which the facets and cut of a modern diamond repel the eye (in the name
of "brilliance"). The myriad of facets in todays diamonds deprive the diamond
of its true depth. Original Asscher cut diamonds are quite rare and are
found mostly on the estate market.
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