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The “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 emerald cut, 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 is available with most online diamond sellers.
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):
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.
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.
Not all dealers carry Asscher cut diamonds, but for online purchase, we recommend:
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