What is an Asscher Cut Diamond?
Introduction to Asscher Cut Diamonds
The Asscher diamond is an octagonal diamond with a square shape and layered facets. The shape offers exceptional optical properties (Brilliance; the amount of WHITE light a diamond reflect back to the observer), which is bought about by the geometry of the diamond and its cut which features a deep Pavilion (bottom half of the diamond) and a high Crown (upper half of the diamond above its midline or girdle).
The Asscher Cut
The two types of Asscher cuts are the Standard Asscher Cut and the Royal Asscher Cut, both created and produced in 1902 by the Asscher Brothers. See https://royalasscher.com/history.
Are Asscher Cut Diamonds Expensive?
Asscher diamonds are less expensive when compared to many other diamond shapes, and typically have a lower price per carat. The main reason behind this is that the majority of the rough stone is preserved during the cutting process, therefore keeping the costs relatively low.
How to buy an Asscher Cut Diamond
Unlike a Round Brilliant or a Princess Shape Diamond the colour of an Asscher shaped precious stone is easier to distinguish with the naked eye as it will typically have less Brilliance. Despite this, due to its high crown, layered facets and deep pavilion, should you choose an Asscher its sparkle and optical properties will not go unnoticed.
A diamond specialist would advise to select a minimum of a colour H when picking an Asscher with the most common ring setting being a Solitaire, allowing the unique design of the diamond to stand out.
Asscher Cut vs Royal Asscher Cut
It is important to distinguish the difference between the Asscher Cut which has 58 facets and the Royal Asscher Cut, which differs as it has 74 facets and a higher crown.
An Asscher Cut Diamond can form the centrepiece of any Solitaire, Halo or Trilogy setting. Go to our Diamond Search Engine and select Asscher in the shape section and see what we currently have available.
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