‘Asscher Cut Diamond’ Category

Rare Fancy Yellow Diamond Engagement Rings

Posted on June 14th, 2015

These incredible new engagement rings from Mark Broumand are showcased here since rough fancy yellow diamonds were perfectly formed in nature to become these truly beautiful finished diamond cuts. Because of a rough stone’s natural shape, the enhancing facet patterns of a timeless cushion cut or fiery radiant cut diamond is often selected for use in fancy colored diamonds. In clear diamonds, the round cut and the oval cut are favorites for a circular stone that accentuates brilliance. The Asscher cut is often selected for a squared rough stone with high quality color and marked clarity. Here, these beautiful cuts are enriched with a vibrant yellow hue for a fancy color diamond engagement ring that is as unique and rare as she is.

1.97ct Fancy Yellow Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

1.97ct Fancy Yellow Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandNot only is this amazing fancy yellow round brilliant cut diamond engagement ring rare and breathtaking, but is also a great value. The 0.91ct round brilliant cut diamond in the center is GIA certified at Fancy Yellow I1. This perfectly eye clean stone shines with a very vibrant canary yellow color, secured with yellow gold prongs for an added pop of color. The diamond in the center of this white gold ring setting is surrounded by a halo of very white and clear round cut diamonds. Additional round brilliants extend down the split shank in a pavé setting as well as accenting the front and back of the ring.

6.27ct Fancy Light Yellow Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

6.27ct Fancy Light Yellow Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThis one-of-a-kind masterpiece features a beautiful 5.02ct mixed Asscher cut diamond, GIA certified at Z-VS1 cradled in a hand engraved yellow gold center basket. Since step cut diamonds are often used to accentuate the natural clarity of a white diamond, it is exceptionally rare to find this cut with such a vibrant and beautiful fancy yellow color in addition to excellent clarity. The very clear and white round brilliant cut diamonds in this handcrafted platinum halo ring setting offers a bright contrast to the spectacular five carat gem poised in the center. The split shank is set with round brilliant cut diamonds that joins back into a single row at the bottom. Additional round cut diamonds adorn the center connectors as well.

4.01ct Fancy Light Brown Yellow Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

4.01ct Fancy Light Brown Yellow Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThe outstanding 3.01ct oval cut diamond featured in this platinum halo engagement ring is GIA certified at Fancy Light Brownish Yellow with a clarity VS2. The color is a very vibrant and warm yellow and the stone is amazingly clear, even under 10X magnification. The oval is curvaceous and full-bodied and sparkles tremendously. The setting features round diamonds across the top and along the side of the halo. The sides of the ring are also set with round brilliant cut diamonds, all in a micropavé setting. Additional brilliance is created from the connectors that are accented with round brilliant cut diamonds that join the center basket with fine, hand engraved details.

Fire and Ice – Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Rings

Posted on June 11th, 2015

No longer are we tied to the traditional round brilliant cut diamond solitaire as the primary option for engagement rings.  If you desire some color in your special piece, consider the bold fire and ice contrast of a sapphire and diamond engagement ring.  Sapphires can be used as the center or accent stones.  Regardless of your choice in usage, these incredible and regal gemstones boldly hold their own with diamonds.  Here are some of the beautiful creations offered by Mark Broumand.

1.80ct Asscher Cut Diamond and Sapphire Engagement Ring

1.80ct Asscher Cut Diamond and Sapphire Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand This gorgeous antique styles halo style diamond ring features a 1.00ct Asscher cut center diamond, bezel set and GIA graded at J-VS1. A bold and beautiful contrast is created by a halo of royal blue French cut sapphires reminiscent of many Art Deco Era rings. Your Asscher is nearly colorless with eye clean clarity and regal sparkle. Delicate and clean carré cut diamonds are channel set extending down the shank and milgrain detail appears throughout.  This 18k white gold Asscher cut engagement ring brings vintage beauty to your love of the future.

 

1.23ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond and Sapphire Engagement Ring

1.23ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond and Sapphire Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThis lovely and bright 14k white gold ring features a very brilliant round 0.65ct center diamond, certified with a color of G and clarity of SI2.  Two bright and beautiful baguette cut sapphires flank the round brilliant on each side. You will find three additional clear and white round cut diamonds in a pavé setting down each side of the shank. A filigree heart and other delicate designs accent the sapphires and center diamond.  This sleek and elegant ring balances royal blue and brilliant white splendidly.

 

5.35ct Cushion Cut Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring

5.35ct Cushion Cut Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThis beautiful custom designed engagement ring features a 3.80ct cushion cut sapphire presented in an incredibly white and bright diamond double halo setting. A diamond studded platinum split shank features marquise cut diamonds down each side also embraced by additional round brilliants. The split ends with a beautiful princess cut diamond in a bezel setting. The sparkle does not end there, as more round brilliant diamonds adorn the connectors and center basket. This rare beauty will become a cherished heirloom for generations.

 

3.18ct Round Brilliant Cut Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring

3.18ct Round Brilliant Cut Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark BroumandThis amazing halo style engagement ring showcases a 1.28ct royal blue round sapphire surrounded by 1.90cts of eight exceptionally white and brilliant round diamonds. The halo presents a unique look, utilizing larger stones for the halo, beautifully secured in a shared prong setting. The high polish platinum and incredibly clear and white diamonds creates a marked contrast for the sapphire. The center basket is constructed with an amazing design, making this piece gorgeous from absolutely every angle. She will love the unique twist on this halo engagement ring.

Three Reasons to Love the Asscher Cut Engagement Ring

Posted on May 14th, 2015

Your Asscher cut engagement ring will center around a bright and clear diamond with impressive clarity and vintage feel in a rare cut.  It is a beautiful study of geometry and symmetry, clarity and light play.  It is not simply a square emerald cut diamond or a princess cut with beveled corners; Asschers have a distinctive and unique facet pattern that must be followed to earn the name.  If this lovely stone has caught your eye, here are a few other reasons to love it.

2.93ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand

2.93ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Clarity

Asscher cut diamonds are designed to maximize the luster and clarity of a stone, as opposed to flaunting the fire or brilliance found in many cuts.  While these stones are very bright, they play up a different characteristic than other cuts, such as the brilliance and fire of a round cut diamond engagement ring.

2.46ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand

2.46ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Vintage Appeal

The Asscher hails from the early 20s, but the labyrinth of facets definitely sets this apart from what you would consider “your grandmother’s ring”.  In line with the revolution of the Art Deco period, the Asscher is bold and blocky with very symmetrical geometry.

1.26ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand

1.26ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Rarity

It requires a special rough stone with inherent clarity and a very skilled diamond cutter that can create the perfect facets needed for the Asscher cut.  This means that a rough diamond will be a particular squared shape, should be very clear and nearly flawless to be considered for an Asscher cut.  These specifics will mean that less Asschers will be created than other diamond cuts and will allow you to cherish a diamond that will not be worn by the masses.

Another way to make your Asscher cut diamond ring even more special?  Let Mark Broumand assist you with the custom design of your engagement ring.  If you want a bright and clear diamond with a vintage feel in a more rare cut, than the Asscher cut diamond engagement ring is an ideal option to consider.

Get Lost in the Luminescence of an Asscher Cut Diamond Ring

Posted on March 30th, 2015

If you take 58 step-cut facets fashioned in a quadrilateral parallel array, you create a mirror-like reflection of light that is the signature look of the Asscher cut diamond ring.  This turn-of-the-20th century creation was the namesake of Joseph Asscher, whose family still designs diamonds today.  Often loosely referred to as a “squared emerald cut”, this label simply describes the shape of the stone, since the facet patterns are very distinctive in an Asscher cut diamond.  This special cut is reminiscent of the Art Deco period, hitting its apex of popularity during the 1920s-1930s.  If you love the jewelry of this era, look into the incandescent beauty of the emerald cut diamond ring as an alternative to the Asscher.

2.93ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

2.93ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand2.93ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Short Side | Mark BroumandThe 1.73ct Asscher cut center diamond in this beautiful halo style engagement ring is GIA certified, I-VVS1. It is a very bright white and nearly flawless.  The cut, polish and symmetry of this center stone is graded as excellent.  Pavé set diamonds accent the ring throughout, immediately surrounding the highlight diamond in a halo.  Additional round diamonds also extend halfway down the shank in a pavé setting.   Milgrain details add extra flashes of light, bordering all fine edges of this platinum ring.

1.26ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

1.26ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand1.26ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Short Side | Mark BroumandThe 1.01ct Asscher centered in this engagement ring is GIA certified at D-SI1; it is colorless, bright and eye clean. This handpicked center stone has a phenomenal cut and it shines when viewed from every angle.  The round brilliant cut diamonds are pavé set and extend halfway down the shank, adding even more brilliance to this platinum ring.  The setting is dainty and perfectly balances out the center diamond by adding just the right touch of fire for accent.  This ring is the perfect compromise for someone that wants a little added flair to an Asscher cut diamond solitaire.

1.16ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

1.16ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand1.16ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Short Side | Mark BroumandThe featured 0.86ct Asscher cut center diamond is GIA certified at E-IF. It is exceptionally white and flawless in clarity.  Not only is the cut listed as excellent, but the polish and symmetry are all graded excellent on this magnificent gem as well. The platinum setting showcases it beautifully with a halo of round diamonds in a micropavé setting. The unique split shank is also set with round diamonds.  The center basket is intricately detailed with handmade filigree touches that compliment the additional round brilliants.

Those that appreciate the clarity of a diamond presented in a clean, angular and symmetrical fashion will absolutely love their Asscher cut diamond ring.  Though this cut is nearly 100 years old, the unique facet pattern can easily blend into a contemporary ring setting as well as in its natural Art Deco styles.  Contact Mark Broumand to help you select the perfect engagement ring, or if you would like to surprise her with a custom designed Asscher cut diamond ring.

Bright Clarity in an Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Posted on March 13th, 2015

One of the most enchanting rings popular today is the Asscher cut diamond engagement ring, created in the early 20th century by Joseph Asscher.  By cutting a series of quadrilateral and parallel facets (step cuts) into the underside (pavilion) of a stone, the effect that is created resembles a mesmerizing windmill of light.  These facets act much like mirrors and reflect the natural brightness and incredible clarity of this beautifully angled and symmetrical diamond.  For a similar stone that offers an elongating effect to the finger, browse Mark Broumand’s selection of clear and bright emerald cut diamond rings.

1.26ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

 1.26ct Asscher Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand1.26ct Asscher Cut Engagement Ring Solitaire with Side Stones | Mark Broumand

The 1.01ct Asscher showcased in this engagement ring is GIA certified at D-SI1.  It is perfectly colorless and eye clean. This prong-set beauty is crafted on a platinum setting accented by round brilliant cut diamonds pavé set almost halfway  down the shank.  The cut is incredible, maximizing the luster of this bright, white stone.

1.16ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

 1.16ct Asscher Cut Halo Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand1.16ct Asscher Cut Halo Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand

The 0.86ct Asscher cut center diamond featured in this halo ring is GIA certified at E-IF with excellent cut, polish and symmetry. The halo of micropavé round diamonds showcases it beautifully in this platinum ring.  Additional round brilliants accent the split shank.  The center basket is accented with handmade filigree design and is also studded with round brilliant cut diamonds.

2.46ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

 2.46ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand2.46ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Tall Side | Mark Broumand

The 1.26ct Asscher cut center diamond in this three-stone halo engagement ring is GIA certified at J-VVS2. It is a warmer white color, is practically flawless and has a certification of excellent cut, polish and symmetry.  Flanking the Asscher are two trapezoid (four-sided) step-cut diamonds.  The Asscher and trapezoids are accented by a halo of partially-shared round cut diamonds.  This custom high polish platinum ring features round diamonds on the intricately designed connectors and micropavé set round brilliants extending two-thirds of the way down the shank.

The Asschers in Mark Broumand’s engagement ring collection truly showcase the inherent high quality clarity and bright color of the diamonds needed in this cut.  This versatile stone works well in any engagement ring setting and is also gorgeous set side-by-side in an eternity band.  The Asscher cut diamond engagement ring you select for your special someone will surely be cherished for another century.

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