What is an Asscher Cut Diamond?
An Asscher Cut diamond is an octogonal diamond with layered facets and a square shape. The Asscher Cut has a deep pavilion and a high crown, providing brilliance as well as its signature appeal. Asscher Cuts are classified into two types. There are two types of Asscher cuts: standard and royal; The Royal Asscher company designed both.
The Asscher diamond's straight-edged facets give it a distinct, clean appearance. Both shapes, sometimes referred to as "square emeralds," have a distinct point of difference from brilliant cuts, with features reminiscent of the Art Deco era.
Asscher diamonds have 58 facets, the same as round brilliant diamonds. The arrangement of these facets, on the other hand, gives it a uniquely vintage appearance and a "hall of mirrors" appearance.
Another distinguishing feature of Asscher diamonds is their shape. The shape is square in length and width, but with angled corners that give it an octagon shape. The end result is something in between a round cut and a perfect square, such as a Princess Cut.
Why Choose an Asscher Cut Diamond?
The Asscher Cut's clean, elegant appearance appeals to many people. The diamond's long, rectangular facets allow a lot of light to enter and produce large flashes.
Because of its vintage appeal, most people prefer an Asscher Cut diamond. This diamond style was most popular during the 1920s Art Deco era, and today's Asschers have an allure that harkens back to that time.
If you're looking for a Step Cut diamond, the Asscher is a great option. Emerald and Baguette diamonds are other options in the Step Cut category.
What to look out for when buying an Asscher Cut Diamond?
Asscher cut requires a little more caution than a Round Brilliant or even a Princess Cut when it comes to colour. Because round brilliants and princess cuts are brilliant cuts, they both do a good job of masking the colour of the diamond's rough material. Asscher cuts, on the other hand, are devoid of brilliance. They are cut for clarity and lustre, so nothing is concealed. As a result, when purchasing an Asscher cut, it is recommend purchasing at least a H colour and above.
On fancy shapes, GIA only grades Polish and Symmetry. Unlike Rounds, there is no industry-wide agreement on what parameters constitute the ideal Cut for Asscher diamonds.