Asscher Cut

Asscher Cut

Asscher Cut In 1902 the Dutch diamond cutter Joseph Asscher developed the cut that would carry his name on into the future. The square, step cut, design had been around for ages but the modifications Asscher implemented, two more rows of facets and a diagonal cross...
Baguette Cut

Baguette Cut

Baguette Cut The baguette cut represents an elongated, rectangular table cut. The modern version, as in the ring on the right, was (re)introduced for diamonds by Cartier in 1912. The linear, rectangular cuts from which the modern baguette is derived have been seen in...
Banjarmasin Diamond

Banjarmasin Diamond

Banjarmasin Diamond One could rightfully call this stone the Rodney Dangerfield of diamonds. Almost from the moment of its discovery, this diamond has gotten positively no respect from the jewelry world. Even after it was cut in an attempt to make it more marketable...
Beau Sancy

Beau Sancy

Beau Sancy This diamond’s name is taken from its first recorded French owner, Nicolas Harlay de Sancy, a fancier of fine gems who just happened to be King Henri IV’s exceptionally talented Minister of Finance. With de Sancy’s name already attached to another...
Brilliant Cut

Brilliant Cut

Brilliant Cut Diamonds as We Know Them When we think of a diamond, most of us will form an image in our mind which closely resembles the image above. This cutting design has become the ultimate standard and almost all of the rough diamonds that are found these days...
Briolette Cut

Briolette Cut

Briolette Cut Edwardian Garland Motif Pendant Suspending a Briolette Cut Diamond. Briolettes are drop shaped, multi faceted stones. They are unique in the sense that they lack a girdle, a feature all other gemstone cuts have and by which they are usually set....