Amsterdam (PRWEB) July 16, 2012
Royal Asscher is very proud to present her limited ‘Diamond Jubilee Stars’. The Stars are made in a very exclusive edition of 6 pieces and are part of the Stars of Africa collection: jewelry that consists of floating diamonds. All 6 pieces have their own unique serial number and certificate and are only available at Royal Asscher in Harrods, London.
The Diamond Jubilee Stars collection is made of 18kt rose gold. The ring contains 1.32crt white, 0.40crt blue and 0.40crt fancy pink floating diamonds. Along with the beautiful ring comes a 18kt rose gold pendant with 3.31crt white, 0.80crt blue and 0.80crt fancy pink diamonds. The colors of the diamonds resemble the 3 colors of The Union Jack, the British National Flag to give that extra exclusiveness. Colored diamonds are extremely rare, not even 2% of the total diamond rough is colored.
“The passion for fancy colored diamonds is a long lasting passion in the Asscher family," said Mike Asscher, Managing Director. "The Diamond Jubilee ring is one of the most spectacular rings we have created in this collection. The blue and pink diamonds in combination with the white diamonds show mother natures true mystery”.
The Royal Asscher Diamond Company and the British Monarchy have had a long lasting relationship since 1908 when the Asscher brothers of Amsterdam cut the largest diamond in the world: the Cullinan. The Cullinan I (530crts) was mounted in the head of the Scepter with the Cross, the Cullinan II (317crts) was mounted in St. Edward's Crown. Both are part of the Royal Crown Jewels and on permanent display in the Tower of London.
This relationship between the two Royal Houses is still vibrant in 2012: the Diamond Jubilee Year. On the fourth day of the National Diamond Jubilee Celebrations her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II wore the broche set with the Cullinan III & IV. In front of a worldwide audience her Royal Majesty appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
In 2008, Royal Asscher launched a Sierra Leone focused charity project called ‘Stars of Africa’. The project aims to improve infrastructure in diamond producing African nations by creating funding for education and healthcare and to establish self-sufficiency programs. The project is named after the largest diamond ever found, the 3105crt Star of Africa (Cullinan) diamond, cut by the Asscher family in 1908. However, the Stars of Africa initiative aims to highlight the fact that the true Star of Africa, its most precious resource, is her people.
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About Royal Asscher
Royal Asscher was established in 1854 in the Netherlands and has had a very influential presence in the diamond industry. The company cut the worlds largest diamond to date (3105 carots) and has also been awarded the title "Royal" two times from Queen Juliana of the Netherlands for being the top in the industry. Royal Asscher has provided jewelry to Royals for over a century now including Queen Elizabeth II and the Late Princess Diana.
Recently a more contemporary collection with a charitable tie-in was created called ‘Stars of Africa’. The collection represents one of the greatest innovations in the jewelry industry- floating diamonds! Diamonds which are encased in a fluid filled dome move around freely which creates an effect that is utterly mesmerizing. Royal Asscher’s beautiful modern twist on traditional diamond design is helping rebuild Africa, which makes each piece have an underlying beauty as well. Royal Asscher refuses to work with conflict diamonds that originate from war torn countries that are unethically sourced and sold to fund warfare and civil destruction. Royal Asscher only sources diamonds from nations that are fully compliant with the Kimberly Process, an international diamond industry initiative to stop the flow of conflict diamonds.
Royal Asscher's exquisite diamond pieces have not only been worn by international royalty, but have also been spotted on Hollywood's hottest celebs like Kate Bosworth, Megan Fox, Sofia Vergara, and Carrie Underwood at numerous red carpet events.