3.55ct Vintage Asscher Cut Diamond & Yellow Gold Ring
A beautiful old cut diamond and yellow gold ring by Hancocks, centred with a bright and lively vintage Asscher cut diamond weighing 3.55ct and of G colour and VS2 clarity, rubover set between tapered baguette diamond shoulders, also in rubover setting, all to a finely crafted handmade mount in 18ct yellow gold with a brushed finish giving a soft matte look to the gold.
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|Gemstones and Other Materials||3.55ct G VS2 vintage cut Asscher cut diamond with GIA certificate (1172791692). 2 x tapered baguette diamonds 0.29cts total|
|Setting||18ct yellow gold with makers mark and London assay marks|
|Weight description||4.3 grams|
|Dimensions||UK finger size M, US size 6.5|
|Style||Side Stones, Something else|
Directors Notes The Asscher cut was designed by Joseph Asscher in 1902 in an attempt to best utilise the natural shape of octahedral diamond crystals. The cut is essentially a square shape with the corners cut off quite steeply creating an almost octagonal outline to the stone. The facets are carefully arranged in three rows of straight, step-like faces to the top and bottom of the stone which has a wonderfully elegant and clean appearance with a more subtle sparkle than cuts such as the round brilliant. It became increasingly popular during the early 20th Century, particularly in the Art Deco period when the straight edges and angles of the cut suited the aesthetic perfectly. The Asscher family have been diamond dealers since the mid 19th Century and are probably best known as the company entrusted with the cleaving and cutting of the world famous Cullinan diamond.