Asscher Cut Diamonds 101

Asscher Cut Diamonds 101

The asscher cut diamond comes to us by way of Holland. Brothers Abraham and Joseph Asscher first produced the stone that bears their namesake sometime between 1902 and 1907 after gaining international clout by the cleaving the 3,106 carat Cullinan Diamond; the world’s largest rough gem. (more…)

Diamond Science: What are you Buying?

Diamond Science: What are you Buying?

Buying a diamond is certainly an investment, so why don’t we approach it with the same method we would if we were buying a car or a house? For example, when purchasing a car, we want to know its history, when it was made, how it was made and its quality. We should extend that same line of thinking to buying a diamond, which is why we are bringing you a quick guide on what it is you’re buying.

What exactly is the chemistry of a diamond and how does it affect your purchase? (more…)