ASSCHER CUT DIAMOND

If there is one diamond shape which can never go out of fashion, it is the Asscher cut diamond. They will always remain the most unique way to express your love and commitment to your girl. Very different from the classic brilliant round cut, the Asscher cut features a distinct X shape, large step-cut facets, angled cropped corners and small open table. It has much similarity with the emerald cut though, an Asscher cut is square and almost appear octagonal in shape due to the step-cut or the cropped corners.  All the features of an Asscher cut diamond contribute to exhibit the geometric appeal of the diamond and a brilliance that is far superior than the emerald cut.

The length to width ratio of a classic Asscher cut diamond is a square of 1.00. They may also come in a slightly rectangular shape. An Asscher cut diamond appears smaller from the “face up” position than any other diamond cut of the same carat. Also, due to the step cut feature present in the Asscher cut, it is much easier to distinguish flaws and inclusions. Hence, it is recommended to look for a high clarity grade.

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History of Asscher Cut Diamond:

It was in the year 1902, that the Asscher cut diamond was born. The person credited for such a unique creation was none other than Joseph Asscher of Holland. The Asscher Brothers of Holland were then renowned personalities who were widely known for cutting some of the biggest rough stones in the world. The cut went on to become popular during the Art-Deco movement and post the World War 1. The original Asscher cut diamond has 58 facets whereas the Royal Asscher cut diamond boasts of an additional 16 facets, amounting the total number of facets to 74. The Royal Asscher cut was unveiled by Joseph’s great grandsons, Joop and Edward after years of research.

Due to the uniqueness, the Asscher cut quickly rose up on the ladder of popularity and garnered international fame. It eventually went on to become the most sought after diamond cuts. 

CUT GUIDE:

Following is the GIA evaluation of the cut of a radiant cut diamond. The GIA takes into consideration the below mentioned and several other factors while assessing a cut grade.


Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor
Table % 61 - 69 57 - 60
or
70 - 72 
54 - 56
or
73 - 74
51 - 53
or
75 - 79
< 51
or
> 79
Depth % 61 - 67 59 - 60.9
or
67.1 - 70
57 - 58.9
or
70.1 - 74
54 - 56.9
or
74.1 - 79
< 54
or
> 79
Girdle Very Thin
to
Sl. Thick 
Very Thin
to
Sl. Thick
Very Thin
to
Thick 
Very Thin
to
Very Thick
Ex. Thin
to
Ex. Thick
Culet None
Very Small
Small
Medium 
> Medium
 L/W Ratio  1.00 - 1.03  1.00 - 1.03  1.04 - 1.05  1.06 - 1.08 > 1.08 

Color and Clarity

Evaluating color and clarity is subjective and varies from person to person. It is not necessary that just because one person likes a diamond with slight inclusions, another person too may favor it. People have their own likes and dislikes and it is but natural that they have their own preferences too. In order to save money, some people may prefer to prioritize which of the 4C's is more important to them. If you are not sure and would like our diamond experts to help you, please call us at (972) 233-6708.

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