Asscher Cut Engagement Rings That Channel the Art Deco Movement
The Royal Asscher Diamond Company, founded in 1854 by the Asscher family in the Netherlands, is responsible for the now-famous asscher diamond cut. This cut was invented in 1902 and is frequently used for diamond engagement rings today. Asscher cut engagement rings sport square-cut diamonds with many large step facets. Asscher cut diamond engagement rings are perfect for someone who loves bling and sparkle. This cut is ritzy without being gaudy. Like other popular engagement rings, asscher cuts may be incorporated into a halo ring design, or be combined with rose gold for a trendy look. Asscher cut solitaire engagement rings and asscher cut halo diamond rings are popular for their extraordinary shine and visual shape.
Asscher cut diamonds, with their unique blended shape, are at an all-time high demand, especially in engagement rings. Today’s brides want a ring that is as unique as she is, which makes the asscher cut diamond the natural choice for stylish, individual rings for the special woman in your life.
Asscher cut ring settings
Pave settings, like with the emerald and princess cut diamonds, are flattering for asscher cut diamonds. Pave settings accentuate the step-patterns in the facets, as well as the square-ish shape of the diamond. These particular settings allow for creative freedom with the metal work in the ring bands, and suit just about any gemstone shape combination.
Cathedral settings are elaborate, regal and exquisite. They suit the unique flair of asscher cut diamonds, because these settings offer a wide range of looks, from the simply elegant to the elegantly complex. Elevated cathedral settings allow more light to refract in the asscher cut diamonds, bringing more attention to the stone’s sparkle and reflection qualities.
Channel settings are another good choice for asscher cut diamond engagement rings. These settings do not rely on prongs, and therefore are great for letting in more light and bringing out more of the sparkle, similar to the cathedral settings. Channel settings also allow other shapes and cuts of diamonds to pair with the asscher cut diamond, because as a unique setting, they complement the uniqueness of the asscher cut, as well as other diamond and gemstone cuts, which helps create some amazing and unique custom-made engagement rings.
Asscher cut vs princess cut
The princess cut diamond was discovered and created during the 1960’s. The asscher diamond, as previously mentioned, was created later, as a combination of the princess cut diamond and the emerald cut diamond. This unique combination creation makes the asscher and princess cut diamonds easily interchangeable. However, there are many defining features that make these two stones quite different from one another, as well.
The formation and cut of these two diamonds are fundamentally very different. Because both are unique to each stone, the facet shapes and patterns are also different. The facets of the asscher cut diamond are more linear, more similar to the emerald cut diamonds, than the princess cut diamonds.
Another major difference between the princess cut and asscher cut diamonds is their shine and brilliance factor. Despite their familial similarities, they each belong to different “cut” groups. The “step cuts,” to which the asscher cut diamonds belong, have a lower brilliance ratio than the “brilliant cut” group, to which the princes cut diamonds belong.
Asscher cut diamond price
Asscher cut diamonds of VS2 clarity quality tend to be less expensive than other cuts of diamonds, even the cuts from which this unique cut was derived. For an Asscher cut diamond that is about ¾, or .75 carats, the price range runs anywhere from $2,800-$3,200 per carat. For 2 carat asscher cut diamonds, the VS2 categorized stones could range between $15,000-$16,000 per carat. While the larger carats are, indeed, a bit pricier, the price range itself for the asscher cut diamond is narrower than many other diamond cuts, and starts with a lower amount than most of the others.
Diamond buying tips
If you’re looking for a completely colorless diamond, be sure to thoroughly examine your asscher cut diamond before purchasing it. With all the deeply set cuts in the diamond, any hints of colors are more easily noticeable in bright light than they would be in other diamond cuts. While 100% colorless asscher diamonds exist, they are harder to detect with the naked eye, and may require the help of jewelry professionals to find.
Any flaws in the natural stone are more easily detected in the asscher cut diamonds, as well. Like the colorless diamonds, flawless asscher diamonds can also be found, but not without a good bit of research and shopping around on your part, as well as an in-depth discussion with a local jewelry retailer or jewel professional.
Top Asscher engagement rings
Asscher diamonds have an architectural look that conjures the Art Deco era, but that doesn’t mean you have to lean into this when choosing an engagement ring setting. Here are some of our top designs, some of which play up this vintage-style feels, others that go another direction entirely.
French Cut Pave Diamond Engagement Ring
This ring’s most prominent feature, its center stone, is accentuated by a classic style: French set diamonds on the band. With all its simplicity and classic charm, this ring does not sacrifice beauty, and contains enough diamonds to catch any woman’s eye. This ring is perfect for a woman with a love of both sparkle and elegance. This ring stands out from others by seamlessly combining simplicity and sparkle.