Boodles Ashoka Diamond
Boodles Director and Head of Gemstone Sourcing, Jody Wainwright, playfully describes this diamond as a ‘Fox’s Glacier Mint’ and it is not difficult to see why. ‘D Flawless’ is widely considered to be the ‘crème de la crème’ of diamonds. ‘D’ grade colour means it is essentially colourless which, for a white diamond, is most desirable, and ‘Flawless’ means exactly that – absolutely zero visible inclusions within the stone under 10x magnification.
The stone has an excellent polish resulting in the diamond emitting a unique brightness; it also has no fluorescence. Finding a small D Flawless diamond is an exciting prospect, however, the larger of these sought-after stones are very rare. Therefore, a 6.71 carat diamond of this colour and clarity grading is exceptional.
The diamond is also categorised as Type IIa – the most chemically pure type of diamond, known for excellent optical transparency. This warrants an additional, prestigious certificate from the GIA to accompany the diamond.
It is impossible to exaggerate the beauty and importance of this stone amongst Boodles high jewellery pieces – it is truly one of the most inspiring diamonds our designers and workshops have ever come across. The ring is set in platinum and surrounded by a row of glittering round-brilliant cut diamonds.
Exclusive to Boodles in the UK, the unique Ashoka cut diamond is exquisite in quality and distinctive in appearance; sixty scissor facets create clean lines with an angular and modern feel, dispersing light that will captivate even the untrained eye. Ashoka diamonds possess the elegance of a traditional emerald cut diamond and the radiance of a brilliant cut, whilst combining the romantic appeal of vintage designs with refined modernity.
Renowned for their brilliance and inner fire, Ashoka diamonds are some of the rarest in the world; less than two percent of diamonds mined can be cut in this way. The cut itself creates ‘scissor’ facets, which give the diamond clean lines with an angular and modern feel, dispersing light in a distinctive way that makes the Ashoka unmistakable even to the untrained eye.