Asscher Cut Diamond Shape
Jump to Hand-Picked Asscher Cut Diamonds
"Asscher cut diamond"
was developed in 1902 by the Asscher Brothers of Holland.
It is a stepped square cut, often called the "square emerald cut" and like an
the Asscher has cropped corners.
Before 2004-2005, very few stores carried Asscher cut diamonds. But
when the Asscher cut was featured on a well known television show
and a famous actress' Asscher-cut engagement ring made headline entertainment news, there was renewed interest
in this fashionable stepped-square cut.
Today, the Asscher cut has taken a firm place in the minds and hearts of people seeking out engagement rings and available with most online diamond sellers.
Choosing an Asscher Cut Diamond
The Asscher cut is designed to draw the eye into the diamond and as such, you should always select the highest
quality stone you can afford.
Our minimum recommendations for buying Asscher cut diamonds are as follows (please remember these
recommendations are opinion only, and your tastes may vary):
- Cut: Good
- Color: H
- Clarity: VS2
- Depth Percentage: 64-72%
- Table: 54-63%
Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
While not the traditional selection, asscher cut diamonds are very fashionable and
make dramatic engagement rings (either as a solitaire or with accent stones).
Asscher cut diamonds do require four-pronged settings (as pictured). Make sure to keep that in mind when making your selection.
Hand-Selected Asscher Cut Diamonds
To give you some ideas of what's available for an asscher cut diamond ring, we've preselected a range of certified asscher cut diamonds for you to
examine (all from James Allen and
Blue Nile, two premiere diamond stores). Except for the "Bargain Basement" selections, these diamonds are within
our minimum requirements as listed above and are suitable for solitaire settings or settings with accent stones:
*PLEASE NOTE: All "Bargain Basement" diamonds fall below our minimum specification standards in one or more categories.
Where to buy Asscher Cut Diamonds
Not all dealers carry Asscher cut diamonds, but for online purchase, we recommend