The Royal Asscher Diamond Company was founded in 1854 in Holland by Issac Joseph Asscher and has been run by the family ever since. Known as master cutters, some of the most famous and remarkable stones known to post-industrial times have been entrusted to the Asschers’ remarkable talent, expertise and creativity. Amongst the most famous of their cut stones is The Excelsior Diamond, which in the rough weighed 995.2 carats, and was cut into multiple pieces in 1893.
Queen Mary wearing the Cullinan I, II, III & IV
This entry was posted in Uncategorized on June 25, 2012 by Isadoras.
This May through June, Seattle is hosting the final stage of a King Tut exhibition entitled, Tutenkhamun: the Golden King and the Great Pharaohs.
During the Victorian era and again in 1922 when King Tut's tomb was first discovered, Egyptomania would take hold of the world, inspiring architecture, fashion and best of all jewelry.
In honor of the Egyptomania currently taking hold of Seattle we feature three fantastic antique and vintage Egyptian revival pieces.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized on June 7, 2012 by Isadoras.
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