The asscher cuts beginnings start back in 1857 with the Royal Asscher Diamond Company. It was a father and son duo created the patented cut. The asscher was actually the first signature patented cut in the world and was made official in 1902. It was not until world war two that others were legally allowed to create the prestigious and elegant asscher cut.
Mostly known for their classy and elegant appeal, they are touted as one of the most royal and timeless cuts around. Due to its similarities, the asscher is often called the square emerald.
As you might guess, the asscher cut
is going to have a more square look to it when viewed from above as opposed to the elongated look that an emerald has. Asscher cuts typically have 50 or 58 facets and their ideal length to width ratio is 1 to 1.04.
The facets on asscher cut diamonds can produce beautiful brilliance and even create a hall of mirrors effect to the viewer above. These multi layered facets, as seen in the picture to the right, are often referred to as steps to the center of the diamond. When properly cut, the viewer above should see a series of beautiful evenly spaced squares that layer down towards the center.
Asscher cut diamonds have an understated elegant look that gives off a classy vibe. The asscher cut can be paired with flanking baguette diamonds that allow it to be a part of a bigger design or simply left as a solitaire. It's elegant look also looks wonderful with a delicate bezel that compliments the step down look of the diamond.
Labeled as one of the industry's most underrated diamonds, asscher cuts have recently made a resurgence. It's popularity has taken a minor step back in recent time but its beginning to show an upward trend. If you are looking to buy an asscher cut diamond then be sure to consider the cute grade. Those beautiful steps that lead your eye towards the center of the stone can become uneven with a lower cut grade is. Asscher cuts hide color very well but are known to show imperfections due to their open window look. It is important to consider asscher cut diamonds with VS1 clarity or above.
If you are looking for that square looking stone then be sure to stay in the perfectly square to 1.04 ratio. The larger the length to width ration is the more your asscher will start to look like an emerald cut.
Asscher cuts, like every diamond, are beautiful and unique in their own way. If you have questions that were unanswered or you are looking to buy and asscher cut diamond then feel free to reach out to us in the contact portion of our website. Our team would love to talk to you about all cuts and shapes.
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Stay tuned as next week we cover one of the elongated version of the asscher cut!
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