There are many different cuts for diamonds. Some of the more common are round, princess, oval, and emerald cuts. The asscher cut was actually created in 1902 by brothers who lived in Holland. The asscher cut shape is actually somewhat like an octagon. It is essentially a square that has very trimmed corners. Jewelers may also refer to this as a modified cushion cut diamond. Within the stones cut there are many different steps so that there is actually a mirror effect within the stone itself. It is these cuts that actually allow the stone to have a lot more dimension when you look at it.
Due to the increased dimension in asscher cut engagement rings, it is even more important that you pay attention to the quality of the stone that you are purchasing. With these facets, if your stone has imperfections, they will be easier to see with the naked eye. Additionally, color is very important in these type of engagement rings. Obviously, you are going to want to try to get your stone as close to colorless as you can afford. When shopping for your diamond you will want to think about size too. While you can typically find asscher cut diamonds that range in size from a third of a carat to over three, typically, stones that are between a carat and a carat and a half tend to be the best size for asscher cuts. The most important thing to check when purchasing your diamond is that it is registered with the Gemological Institute of America or the High Council for Diamonds. These two governing bodies certify that all of the asscher cut diamonds have been cut properly and in accordance with the patent associated with the asscher cut.
Once you have found the perfect stone for your ring you will need to think about the setting. Most asscher cut engagement rings will feature a four-prong setting. This setting will allow you to set your gemstone higher up so that more light can get to the stone so that it can reflect that light better creating more sparkle to the ring. However, that is not the only way that you can have your diamond set. Vintage styles are also very popular, and they quite often feature pave cut diamonds surrounding the center stone. Still other rings will actually use accent stones to help enhance the distinctive beauty and unique cut of the asscher cut center stone.
Asscher cut engagement rings are a great investment because they bring with them a fashion forward point of view while also keeping a refined polish and classical feel to the piece. Your special lady’s eyes will likely begin to sparkle when you get down on one knee to present her with the stunning and beautiful asscher cut diamond that will truly be a symbol of how special and unique she is to you.