JMAsscher’s Cullinan collection.

JMAsscher has been selected to showcase a collection of fine jewellery designs at the Glittering Hatton Garden Christmas Lights event tonight (Nov 17), paying tribute to jewellery designed and handcrafted in Hatton Garden.

Diamonds – and designing the jewellery that transforms them into pieces of luxurious elegance – has been Jan Maarten Asscher’s passion for a lifetime.

With an exceptional knowledge of high jewellery and inspired by his family’s extraordinary history, Asscher set about creating a luxury brand that embodies this formidable heritage. This includes amongst its wealth of experience, the immense responsibility of cleaving, cutting and polishing the Cullinan Diamond in 1908 to be set in the Crown Jewels of Great Britain.


For the Cullinan collection, the design team at JMAsscher, have cast their eye on separate elements from this Imperial Regalia, and lifted key motifs from them, to form the thematic core of the sophisticated JMAsscher designs.

Elements from the setting of Cullinan I, in the Sovereign’s Sceptre, have formed the inspiration for delicate topaz suites of jewellery, framed by a micro pave-set, heart shaped, mounting and surmounted by acanthus inspired diamond motifs.

Details from the symbolic fleur de lys on the State Crown are introduced in the curvilinear setting supports, for JMAsscher’s range of certified diamond engagement rings. These often include accent stones on the shank, and halo set central diamonds with acanthus inspired scrolls in support of their cathedral galleries.

As a member of the London Diamond Bourse, Jan Maarten Asscher is dedicated to creating designs from certified and ethically sourced diamonds which range in size from a quarter of a carat and up to one carat plus. These are all independently certificated by the International Gemological Institute (IGI).

Talking about the first ever Hatton Garden festive lights, Asscher says: “Glittering Hatton Garden is the epitome of the excitement which surrounds the jewellery industry at Christmas. From discerning purchasers, to flamboyant high rollers, we have seen clients indulging their tastes for designer jewels, in gift purchases, which represent a lifetime of love. Fortunately, in Hatton Garden one can indulge in a moment of complete extravagance, which will still represent an excellent investment.

“We are delighted to be part of the inaugural celebration of this event, and to have the opportunity to present our collections. These, together with our bespoke jewellery, are gifts today, which could be heirlooms of the future.”

The Cullinan collection will be showcased at an invite-only VIP reception during the Glittering Hatton Garden event.

Lawrence Blunt are the sole distributors of JMAsscher for the United Kingdom.