Asscher cut engagement rings are rings set with an Asscher diamond. The diamond shape is named after the Asscher brothers who developed the cut in Holland, in 1902. A variant on the Emerald cut, the diamonds are recognized for their distinct X shape, which can be viewed when looking down at the diamond’s table. The table is the top of the diamond, which is the most visible part once set in a ring.
With the sparkle of a round brilliant diamond and 72 wide step facets – to resemble an octagon – the Asscher has a deep appeal due to its complexity and stunning beauty. An increasingly sought after style, the Asscher is desirable to those who want something a little different, but are also looking for a heritage of fine craftsmanship. Several celebrities have worn Asscher cut rings including Elizabeth Taylor, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba; this further increases their popularity and luxurious charm.