Asscher cut diamonds are an increasingly popular choice for engagement rings due to their striking square shape. A hybrid of the square princess and step-faceted emerald cut, they bring together antique and modern features for a unique, dazzling look. Here are some of the most notable asscher cut diamond engagement rings worn by celebrities.
We can’t help but think of the infamous Krupp diamond, worn by Elizabeth Taylor. A gift from Richard Burton, the 33.19-carat stone is one of the most famous in the world. Burton bought the diamond at auction in 1968 for $305,000. It is now known as the Elizabeth Taylor Diamond, and was sold for $8.2 million after Taylor’s death, setting the record price per carat for a colorless diamond.
Cash Warren proposed to Jessica Alba with a five-carat asscher diamond engagement ring. Set in a diamond halo, with a french-set diamond band, it’s a truly sparkling ring with ideal proportions.
While her marriage to Chris Robinson didn’t last (she’s now engaged to Muse singer Matt Bellamy), the asscher cut diamond Kate Hudson used to sport was a real beauty. With an art deco style halo and double band, the five-carat ring reflected Kate’s playful fashion sense.
Zooey Deschanel’s engagement ring from Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard was a three-carat asscher cut diamond set in platinum, designed by Neil Lane. An asscher diamond complemented Zooey’s feminine yet vintage tastes.
Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz proposed to Ashlee Simpson in 2008 with a four-carat diamond engagement ring. An asscher cut with pavé halo detail, it’s a classic ring style that exudes glamour.
One of our all-time favorite celebrity engagement rings, however, is Gwyneth Paltrow’s. Chris Martin proposed to the Oscar-winning actress with an asscher cut diamond engagement ring, set with two thin diamond bands. The micropavé detail is flawless, while the elongated shape sets this asscher cut diamond apart.
Are you a fan of asscher cut diamond engagement rings? Which celebrity’s ring is your favorite?