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Asscher Cut Diamonds

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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, Asscher originally divided the 3,106.75-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.

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