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The story of a peerless jewel
Hamburg meets New York: A jeweler and a diamond merchant bring diamonds with Ashoka cuts exclusively to Germany
It is a very unique diamond. Exceptional in shape, perfect in its brilliance, with a long history and only known to jewelry connoisseurs. We are talking about the Ashoka diamond with the so-called Ashoka cut. Its name goes back to a jewel from the third century, which was found in southern India and is named after the ancient Indian emperor Ashoka. Literally translated Ashoka means sorrow-killer.
The New York diamond merchant William Goldberg recognized the potential of this cut, had it patented and since then has sold the precious Ashoka diamonds exclusively to a small circle of top international jewelers. This now includes the Hamburg jeweler Kim-Eva Wempe.
She met Eve Goldberg, daughter of the diamond dealer, during the reopening of the Wempe store in New York. The two immediately got along and decided to do business together.
Exclusively for Germany, Wempe has now created two fine collections, inspired by the skyline of Manhattan and the formal language of Art Deco, in the center of the main actors: the rectangular Ashoka diamond with its 62 facets and its wonderfully timeless charisma.
Cut, Clarity, Colour, and Carat determine the quality of a diamond. The most important character is the cut, the only thing that can be influenced. Colour, purity, and size are determined by nature. Only through the perfect cut and the right proportions, the stone unfolds its brilliance.