An asscher cut engagement ring is a striking and unique way to express your love. The distinctive asscher shape emphasizes a diamond's clarity, for stunning effect.
With a distinctive X shape and cropped corners, the asscher cut diamond is very different from the classic round brilliant shape. While its square outline is similar to the princess cut, the distinction becomes clear when examined closer. Rather than a brilliant facet pattern — which produces lots of sparkle — the asscher's step-cut facets and open table focus on clarity.
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Joseph Asscher developed the asscher cut diamond design in the early 20th century. The diamond has enjoyed an increase in popularity over the last few years, appealing to those who want a more unique and eye-catching diamond. Because of this blend, the asscher diamond has both vintage and contemporary connotations. Depending on the ring setting, they can look very classic, or sophisticatedly modern.
When considering an asscher cut engagement ring, look for one with a high clarity grade. For step-cut diamonds, such as the emerald and asscher shapes, this is particularly important. Their open tables reveal inclusions that a brilliant cut diamond might conceal more easily. A solitaire setting, or a micropavé band, will showcase the diamond's clarity and distinctive shape best. Asscher cut diamonds also look beautiful in halos, however.
If your partner leads an especially active lifestyle, consider engagement ring settings with simpler designs. A solitaire setting will be more secure and resistant, as well as easier to keep clean. A masterworks or halo design is a stunning choice for those who love to make a style statement.