What is special about Asscher cut diamond engagement rings?

Asscher cut diamonds are a type of diamond cut that have a unique look. They are named after the Asscher brothers, who created this cut in the early 20th century.

They are a square-shaped diamonds with cut corners, very similar to an emerald cut. However, what sets them apart is their unique faceting pattern which is a step-cut faceting pattern with concentric squares, giving them that “hall of mirrors” effect unique to step cut stones. This faceting style creates a mesmerizing optical illusion and enhances the diamond’s appearance and desirability.

Asscher cut diamonds were popular in the Art Deco era and have recently experienced a resurgence in popularity together with Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Rings . For those who love vintage or retro-inspired jewellery its definitely a stone to consider . Asscher cut diamonds also appeal for those who appreciate the clean lines and geometric shapes of modern design.

When buying an Asscher cut diamond, it is important to pay attention to the diamond’s cut quality. Because of the unique faceting pattern it requires excellent precision in cutting to achieve the best brilliance and fire. It is also important to choose a diamond with a good clarity grade as inclusions can be more visible in this cut depending on the size and position.

This type of diamond is a step cut diamond so it wont sparkle like the brilliant cuts but it has a stunning lustre. Great care needs to be observed when choosing an this type of stone as it will not have a cut grade on your GIA report so its important see it or an image of the diamond before you buy as it can be the difference between getting a poor stone or a beautiful one.


Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring


The stone should be square so the length and width need to be as close to each other as possible or it wont look square


You may see the right length and width measurements but if the corners are too big twill make your Asscher cut look odd.


Not all diamonds look the same. The same rules of caution apply to the Asscher cut, make sure you have a nice looking stone or it will lack lustre and performance

The GIA are the leading authority on diamond grading, the reports are detailed and will provide you with all the information required to make an educated decision. Its useful to discuss your GIA diamond dossier or grading report with an experienced jeweller so you can understand how and expert will read the information.

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