The Asscher cut has a square outline with steps down from the top facet to create an octagonal effect. The length to width ratio will be as close to one to one as possible. The table facet is smaller than the top facet of the emerald cut and the corners are more dramatically cut meaning the diamond will have a higher crown. The step facets are also larger than the emerald cut. The effect will be to allow the light to hit the facets of this cut differently and the result is one of greater brilliance than the emerald cut.
The cut was originally designed at the beginning of the last century, it became popular during the Art Deco period and has found renewed popularity again recently making it a firm favourite.
As an elegant and rather understated diamond cut, it is a striking choice for engagement rings. An Asscher cut has glassy surfaces that catch the eye and are a timeless choice.
Hatton Jewels supplies Asscher cut engagement rings that are elegant whether they are set as a solitaire or in combination with other stones. This cut can be set as the centrepiece in a ring with stones cut in the same or other styles on the shoulders or set in a cluster. A sparkling row of brilliant cut stones will set the Asscher cut off by virtue of the different ways the stones catch the light. Three Asscher cut diamonds in a row sit elegantly next to a wedding band. This cut of diamond looks particularly elegant when set in platinum.