This book is designed to inform you about the world of diamonds, and to give you a personal insight, into some of the history and mysteries of how diamonds become the sparkling gems that symbolise forever…
The Asscher family have been ‘diamond people’ since the 19th century, and hold a very special position in the history of the important gems of the world and it is this story that will be told within these pages.
A few years ago I found, amongst my late grandfathers papers, a personal memoir about the role he played in the cutting of the ‘Cullinan’ diamond, which was at the time the finest and largest in the world. It will be my grandfathers words that will tell most of the story.
Jan Maarten Asscher