When I look into it, the deep Asscher cuts – which are so complete and ravishing – are like steps that lead into eternity and beyond.
Alameda, CA (PRWEB) September 27, 2011
Distinctive, stylish and with authentic vintage appeal, Asscher diamonds are all the rage once again. Developed in 1902 by Joseph Asscher of Holland, its stepped square cut gives the diamond high levels of symmetry with the impression of great depth. Consequently, the Asscher cut became very popular during the Art Deco period because of its emphasis on geometric design. It remains one of the most intricately complex and difficult cuts to perform on a diamond to this day.
The Asscher diamond is once again enjoying a boost in popularity thanks to one of the most watched television shows in recent years. Character Carrie Bradshaw of the wildly popular series “Sex and the City,” also known as New York’s unofficial ambassador of haute couture, undoubtedly helped to put the Asscher cut back on the map. When Aiden popped the question to Carrie with an Asscher diamond engagement ring Hollywood as well as the fashion elite took note, putting the cut back on the list of all things fabulous. In no time, the Asscher diamond also became the choice cut for the engagement rings of celebrity actresses Kate Hudson, Courtney Thorne-Smith and Reese Witherspoon to name a few.
Perhaps the late, great Elizabeth Taylor said it best in her admiration of the Asscher diamond: “When I look into it, the deep Asscher cuts – which are so complete and ravishing – are like steps that lead into eternity and beyond. My ring gives me the strangest feeling for beauty. With its sparks of red and white and blue and purple, and on and on, it sort of hums with its own beatific life. (it says) I want to share my chemistry – my magic – with you.”
Michann’s Auctions is excited to present a diamond, 14k white gold wedding set featuring a lovely Asscher cut diamond in the October sale (lot 201, estimate: $6,000-9,000). The color and clarity of the 1.95 carat stone is beautiful and of high quality, accented by fifty-one full cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.50 carats. A matching diamond band ring containing approximately 0.66 carats and set in 14k white gold accompanies it as well. The set is up for auction Sunday, October 2, 2011 with bidding to commence at 10:00 a.m.
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About Michaan’s Auctions
Michaan’s Auctions is one of the leading full service auction houses on the West Coast. Specializing in the appraisals and sale of antiques and fine art, Michaans has specialists in the fields of Furniture and Decorative Arts, Modern, Contemporary Art, European and American Paintings and Prints, Jewelry, Asian Works of Art and Ethnographic Art. Offering free art appraisal, antique appraisal, estate auctions and specializing in the sale of art and antiques and other fine collectibles.
Established in 2002, Michaan’s Auctions holds up to thirty sales each year attracting a broad base of buyers and consignors from all over the world. With one of the largest facilities in Northern California and the Bay Area’s lowest buyers premium Michaan’s offers buyers and sellers the opportunity to preview and bid on many unique and desirable property. Some of these pieces realized world record prices. In 2005 A.D.M. Cooper’s oil painting, Three Graces 1915, sold for a record $21,060 and an Eduard Gaertner oil, German City Street Scene 1831,sold for $266,000.
Michaan’s has built its reputation on its ability to accept single items, groups or entire estates with its “no risk consignment policy” free of hidden fees and charges. Michaan’s specialists are dedicated to staying current on the latest issues and developments in the market and are committed to providing personalized and professional attention throughout the entire auction process.
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Featuring fine art, decorative arts, jewelry and Asian art
Sunday October 2 at 10am (PST)
Previews: September 30 - October 2