The History of the Ashoka Cut Diamond
From 269 BC to 232 BC, an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty named Ashoka ruled most of the Indian subcontinent. Some time during his rule, he had a reawakening and he promoted peace, harmony, respect, and compassion.
Because of this, a brilliant diamond which was believed to remove sorrow was named after him.
The world famous Ashoka diamond is a 41-carat D flawless diamond which was mined in the Golconda region of Southern India. The spectacular Ashoka diamond has been shared to others by William Goldberg with his patented Ashoka cut diamond. By cutting extra long rough diamonds to display 62 facets with an antique cushion cut, a rectangular girdle outline, and rounded corners, the resulting diamonds are known for their astounding brilliance and breathtaking beauty, similar to the original Ashoka diamond.