The Royal Asscher Cut
Long story short: in 1999, Edward and Joop Asscher became intrigued by the possibility of improving their great-grandfather, Joseph Asscher’s 1902 design for the original Asscher Cut. Modern technology now offered fresh insight into the age old art of diamond cutting and polishing. After two years of intensive research, consultation with their master polishers and a multitude of refinements, Edward and Joop presented the Royal Asscher Cut.
Asscher Cut Facts:
- perfectly symmetrical, with proportions that fall within strict parameters; every facet is measured for absolute accuracy.
- has a high crown and 74 facets (modern square-emerald cut, and the original Asscher both have 58 facets).
- patent protected.