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...
Bi

Bi

Bi  A bi (from Chinese) is jadeite discoid with a central hole. These doughnut-shaped gem disks are used for pendants, bracelets and earrings. In the Western world, they became popular around 1920. Art Deco Burmese Jadeite and Enamel Bi...
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...