Gift Idea – Asscher Cut Engagement Rings

Posted on December 2nd, 2014

The clean and linear beauty of Asscher cut diamond rings is achieved by cutting a series of parallel step-cuts (like stair steps) into the underside of a square shaped diamond.  When viewed from above, the facets produce a “windmill” effect which can be seen in this 58-facet diamond.  Created in 1902 by Joseph Asscher, his signature shape was the first to ever hold a patent.

Asscher Cut Engagement Ring with Side Stones

Resembling the clear and bright emerald cut diamond ring, the unique facets of the Asschers create a very unique look.  The facet pattern and shape maximizes the clarity and color of a diamond, whereas many others capitalize on the brilliance of a stone.  Original Asschers of the early 1900s are scarce since many were cut down into other diamond cuts because of the high quality of the stone needed.  These beautiful stones are in high demand amongst antique jewelers to repair vintage pieces.

Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

These gems reached their height of popularity during the Art Deco Era (circa 1920s).  Many celebrities have opted for vintage style engagement rings over the last several years, leading to a second popularity surge for the Asscher in the last century.    This profile is excellent in a ring setting accented with side stones, halo setting or as a three-stone diamond engagement ring.  The Asscher  creates an option for those that want a diamond ring that does not look like a million others.

Asscher Cut Halo Engagement RingThough you will find many intriguing Asscher diamond jewelry pieces in Mark Broumand’s engagement ring collection, Asscher cut diamonds really showcase the beauty of this century-old cut. When searching for a high quality ring with breathtaking white color and clarity, Asscher cut rings are sure to please for another century.