VINTAGE MID CENTURY 1.51 CARAT ASSCHER CUT DIAMOND RING
This vintage piece was crafted sometime during the Mid Century design period (1940-1960). During WWII use of platinum was very restricted but into the Post War Era platinum jewelry was back in a big way. The Mid Century design period produced some spectacular platinum and diamond pieces such as this 1.51 carat Asscher cut diamond solitaire style. Asscher cut diamonds are a type of step cut diamond. Step cut diamonds are square or rectangular in shape and have clean parallel lines. Emerald and baguette cut diamonds are also in the step cut family. Asscher cut diamonds were first invented in the early twentieth century and became somewhat popular during the Art Deco design period; although they have never been quite common. Two of the world’s most famous royal diamonds are Asscher cut and the cut was originally intended to retain precious diamond weight during the cutting process. This platinum setting features a center Asscher cut diamond measuring approximately 1.51 carats. The center diamond grades approximately J in color and VS1 in clarity. With almost any step cut diamond good clarity is essential. The setting features six baguette cut diamonds which compliment the clean lines and timeless style of the center diamond beautifully. Asscher cut diamonds have become quite popular in recent years for their uniqueness and exclusivity. This ring is currently a size 6 & 1/4.