158.10-Carat Asscher-cut Diamond Bracelet at M.S. Rau Antiques
THE DIAMOND REPORT, October 2014 -- This phenomenal bracelet sparkles with the radiance of 150 Asscher-cut diamonds. Arranged in 5 rows of 30 each, these spectacular stones weigh 158.10 total carats and are perfectly matched. Asscher-cut diamonds are truly exceptional, exhibiting more fire, light and charm than most cuts. A work of expert composition, each diamond was cut by the same world-renowned diamond cutter. Without question, this bracelet radiates quality and sophistication, and is held securely with an invisible latch. The diamonds are GIA-certified as D, E or F color, and I/F to VS2 clarity.
The famed Asscher cut, patented by Joseph Asscher in 1902, was inspired by the elegant table cuts of the Renaissance. Asscher is perhaps most famous for the work he performed on the Cullinan diamond, the largest diamond in history. Entrusted by King Edward VII, Joseph Asscher divided the 3,205 carat Cullinan diamond into three stones. The stones, all flawless, are now part of the British regalia and are a main attraction of the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London.