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All About Asscher Cut Engagement Rings

Updated on January 25, 2018

Not knowing much about engagement rings prior to being proposed to, my husband and I visited several jewelry shops as our dating progressed towards becoming more and more serious. The more we visited these shops, like Kay Jewelers, Zales, and Jared, the more knowledgeable we became. Generally social, my husband and I took many opportunities to ask the employees at those shops various questions about diamond engagement rings, in general. While I still won't claim to be an expert by any means, it was these conversations, along with various Google searches, that really educated us on these various ring cuts and types. Among the many engagement ring types that we considered, my husband could sense my eyes glow when I had witnessed the uniqueness and beauty of a particular asscher cut engagement ring.

A few months later, and my husband had purchased one of these for me.

With this ring, combined with a well-thought out and executed proposal, that night, one summer evening, became absolutely unforgettable. This article contains more information about these particular types of engagement rings, including their history, considerations, as well as, reasons why you may seriously want to consider this type of engagement ring cut to purchase for your significant other.

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Asscher Cut Engagement Rings: Emerald or Asscher Cut?

If you've done a fair amount of research into alternative diamond cuts for engagement rings, you'll likely have come across a few of the so called "fancy cuts". These are alternative cuts that really differ from the standard brilliant design. Asscher cut engagement rings include a diamond shape that is totally unique, also known as emerald cut. These diamonds give an entirely different look to the shape and brilliance of the stone, and they include a type of design known as 'step cut'.

This article is all about asscher cut engagement rings, and what you'll need to know most if you're considering purchasing this style. We'll talk about the asscher cut engagement ring and its history and origins, and we'll mention a few things you'll likely want to look out for if you're going this route, including diamond quality and things to avoid.

Let's get going and learn some more about asscher cut engagement rings!

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History of The Asscher Cut Engagement Rings

Asscher cut engagement rings are quite unique, but they are a classic style of fancy cut that's been around for quite a while. Since it required fewer steps carved and less mathematical precision to create, the asscher cut engagement ring was popular earlier than the contemporary brilliant that's most popular today.

Asscher cut engagement rings were very popular as centerpiece stones in the art deco period, due to their angular nature and clear, stepped lines. In later years the asscher has become popular as an accent stone, either flanking the central stone on either side, or being used in the band in a channel set fashion.

The asscher cut engagement ring has 58 facets and it is not patented. It's often referred to as an emerald cut, and this is not incorrect. The names mean the same cut and both are fairly universally accepted by jewelry makers. If any difference of significance were to be noted, today emerald cut diamonds are often associated with a more rectangular shape, while asscher cuts are usually more square.

Considerations for these Types of Engagement RIngs:

There are a few things you should consider before purchasing an asscher cut engagment ring. First off, they are very unique and very unlike the conventional brilliant cut stones we see so often today. They are even quite different from other square shaped stones like the princess cut. Asscher cut engagement rings might be worth a little less than these counterparts on the open market because they are a less commonly accepted stone. This makes the unique, however, and increases the value to the person looking for this style.

Asscher cut engagement rings should utilize stones that are of or near the highest quality available. Unlike brilliant cuts, these stones will show off any slight inclusions at their center. As you'll notice in the pictures included, you can see more or less directly into the center of an asscher cut engagement ring center stone. The reason for this is the relative lack of facets and the angular nature of the cuts. This gives a profound effect, almost like a mirror. Unfortunately, this also means that any imperfections are on full display. Brilliant cut stones are made specifically to hide such inclusions.

Asscher cut engagement rings will also show off any imperfections in color or in polish, so if you're planning to use a colored stone you'll want to be intentional about it. Remember that the step cut will not provide any extra sparkle. The beauty in these stones is in the perfect geometrical shape of the gemstone.

Since they are considered fancy cut, there is no real standardization with the cut of these stones. While a jeweller will be able to confirm the quality of the cut, they won't be able to place it on a scale like brilliant cut stones are.

These Types of Antique Rings are Unique!

The asscher cut engagement ring is a unique and antique look that is extremely classy. That said, the ring purchaser carries a bit more responsibility for finding a good quality stone, since you can't hide imperfections like in a brilliant cut. Look for the highest quality stone possible, with as few imperfections in the cut and color as you can. This is a classic look that's sure to make someone very happy!

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