Saturday, November 25, 2006

The Asscher

I believe this stone was first created around the 20s, but it has seen a surge in popularity in the last ten years and it now quite sought after. A word to the wise, however...if you can't afford a huge rock, you lose some bang for your buck with the Asscher because the trimming of the corners and the facet cutting leave less "table" for the stone weight. For our trivia buffs, the princess (square) and the marquise (football-shaped) are the two stones that look the largest for their carat weight. The RBC is one of the most expensive stone shapes to cut because the round shape means less more "wasted" diamond due to corner loss (for lack of a better way to explain it). Just thought you might like to know!This little beauty weighs in at 7.12ct and has a pricetag of $250K. Aidan gave Carrie an Asscher when he proposed on Sex and the City.


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