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An Historical Cut

Angelina Jolie was recently spotted wearing spectacular diamond pendant earrings featuring large Asscher cut diamonds. (by designer Samer Halimeh) These diamond cuts create a lasting impression with their clear icy white appeal. Those unfamiliar with this storied diamond cut still recognize the pristine attractiveness of this historical cut.

ORIGIN
The Asscher cut was created in 1902 by the grandson of Joseph Isaac Asscher, who founded I.J. Asscher Diamond Company in Holland in 1854. The firm has gone on to establish the preeminent family dynasty in the diamond trade. Today, the 5th and 6th generations of the Asschers are still running the company, now called Royal Asscher Diamond Company.




DISTINCTIVE CUT
The beautiful Asscher cut is distinguished  by its large step cut facets, a higher crown and smaller table facet. It reminds some of the popular emerald cut diamond. Where it differs is in its outline--a square configuration with cropped corners, as contrasted to the elongated rectan…

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