Asscher Cut Diamond - Sometimes referred to as the Square Emerald Cut

You may be wondering why the Asscher Cut diamond is also called the 'Square Emerald Cut'. Simply, this is because it is quite similar in appearance to the Emerald Cut. This diamond is known for its stunning halls of mirror effect, and it also boasts a status as the brightest diamond out of all of the steep diamond cuts. As of late, the Asscher diamond shape has started to boom in popularity again. If you want a diamond ring that has a classic and elegant appearance yet an abundance of brilliance, this is the cut for you. 

Asscher Cut Diamonds

Asscher Diamond Shape

1. An Introduction

Famed for its stunning shape and prismatic brilliance, the Asscher Cut is truly beautiful. While this diamond is likened to the Emerald Cut, it has a higher crown, smaller table, and larger step facets. The result is a diamond that has much more brilliance, which is what this shape is known for. Another feature that makes this cut one-of-a-kind is the cropped corners.  

2. Features

Asscher Diamond Shape

The Asscher Cut diamond typically boasts 58 facets, and it usually has a length to width ratio of 1.00 to 1.05. This diamond has the optical illusion effect known as a 'halls of mirror', which occurs due to the high crown, small table, deep pavilion, and faceted culet. The Asscher Cut is also known for its stunning lustre. You can also purchase the Royal Asscher Cut, although this is extremely rare and patented. What sets it apart from the standard version? The fact that it has 78 facets. 

3. Buying Advice

If you are interested in this diamond, you should opt for one with a four-prong setting, and you should make sure the table is between 60 and 73.5 percent and the depth is between 51 and 77 percent. It is also a good idea to go for a high colour grading and clarity grading, i.e. no lower than I and VS2 respectively. 





Tal Cohen - MD The Jewelry Store NYC

4. History

Joseph Asscher is credited with creating this diamond cut in the early 20th century. His company, the Asscher diamond business, has had a huge influence in the diamond sector, earning it a royal title. The diamond has developed considerably over time. At first, it was only for sale in antique shops and specialist jewelers. However, as time progressed, diamond rose. More recently, in the 1980s, the cut was improved to enhance lustre.

Where next?

Want to purchase an Asscher diamond? Book an appointment at our New Your Diamond District showroom or browse our inventory online. 

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