Asscher cut diamond rings; a step above the rest
What’s so unique about asscher cut diamond rings?
Well imagine 74 facets per cut diamond, many small step cuts along the top area and larger and longer facets underneath the diamond.
It also has a deep cutlet at the base of both vintage and modern asschers that accentuates the depth of the stone by refracting more light in to the stone giving amazing brilliance.
The asscher brother’s founded and run the Royal Asscher Diamond Company in 1854 in Amsterdam.
The original Diamond Factory still stands at Tolstraat.
They developed the Asscher cut diamond in 1902 and the asscher cut diamond engagement ring evolved from there.
Abraham and Joseph Asscher cut the enormous 530.20 carat Cullinan diamond or Great Star of Africa at the request of King Edward VII.
Along with the Cullinan, the most valuable stone in the British Crown the 317 Cullinan II was also obtained.
The two stones were flawless.
The asscher cut, a square emerald cut with cropped corners was very popular in the 1920s but went out of fashion.
Having been featured on Sex and the City and being used in some celebrity diamond engagement rings has helped it regain some of its popularity
Asscher cuts need to be very precise also go for the highest quality stone you can afford…as inclusions and low color is easily seen due to the stones wide corners.
Asscher cut diamonds are typically deeper than more common cuts this is to be able to fit in all the steps.
A four-prong setting is the most common one for asscher cut diamond rings due to its square shape.
So be it as an engagement gift or a rock that will look fabulous on you, you can’t go wrong with an asscher diamond ring.