Pre-Owned Antique Asscher Cut Diamond & Synthetic Sapphire Ring


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Pre-Owned Antique Asscher Cut Diamond & Synthetic Sapphire Ring

Platinum Filigree Mounting

Diamond –
Shape: Asscher cut
Color: L
Clarity: VS2
Carat: 1.20ct (5.58 x 6.03 x 4.19 mm)

Synthetic Sapphire –
Shape: Asscher cut
Color: Royal dark blue
Clairty: eye-clean

Mounting: Very fine Platinum filigree

Weight: 4 grams
Ring size: 4 3/4

History of the Asscher Cut:

Although it was first introduced in 1902, the Asscher cut diamond did not become popular until the 1920s. It was created by the Asscher Brothers of Holland’s Asscher Diamond Company (now the Royal Asscher Diamond Company), who, at the time, were famous for cutting a 3,106 carat rough diamond. For decades after the Great Depression, Asscher cuts were primarily found in vintage jewelry stores, but the shape surged in popularity again during the early 2000s.

Asscher cuts look similar to emerald cuts with the most obvious difference being that they are square, as opposed to rectangular. This cut features large step facets and a high crown that produces a brilliance unlike any other diamond shape. In fact, diamond experts often refer to the shine and sparkle of an Asscher cut diamond as an endless hallway with reflective mirrors.

Although the Asscher cut is known as a square shape, it is actually somewhat octagonal since all four corners are cropped. However, these cropped corners are not noticeable once the diamond is mounted into a four-prong setting, unlike a true octagon.