For many women all over the world, the Asscher diamond cut is a favorite option for engagement rings. When it comes to selecting a form for your diamond engagement ring, individual preferences and style are the most important factors to consider, whether it is a mined diamond or lab-grown diamond.
There has been a significant rise in the popularity of the Asscher cut in the past couple of years and it is mainly because of its specific advantages when compared to other diamonds.
Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why the Asscher cut is very popular among people.
Not Sharp Corners
If a diamond is dropped or slammed against a concrete floor, its sharp corners make it vulnerable to chipping. An Asscher cut’s rounded corners eliminate this problem. In contrast to the sharp corners of princess and trilliant cut diamonds, the diagonal cut provides a layer of safety to the four corners that are most vulnerable to damage. Asscher cuts should be placed in a context that protects their most vulnerable sections. A four-prong setting that holds each edge is the most popular.
Have A Vintage Look
Asscher cuts are a classic diamond shape because they can be traced back to the Art Deco period of the 1920s and 1930s when intricate designs were appreciated. It is less dazzling and has a mellow glitter due to the use of earlier diamond cutting methods. Many customers prefer halo settings and elaborate bands to match Asscher cuts. The historic diamond can be matched with a modern style, such as princess cuts down the shank, for those looking for a contrast. The Princess and Asscher cuts enhance the piece’s brightness while keeping its vintage look.
Different Types Of Asscher Cuts Are Available
You can choose from a variety of Asscher cuts. When you are using the normal cut, the length-to-width ratio will be around 1.00 to 1.08. To the naked eye, any ratio between 1.00 and 1.05 seems square. It’s also a square cut, according to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). When the ratio is stretched beyond 1.05, it begins to resemble an emerald cut and begins to seem like a rectangle. The Royal Asscher is another common Asscher variant.
Less Expensive Compared To Other Cuts
Another benefit of Asscher cut diamonds is that they are less expensive per carat than round cuts. Due to the general high demand for round cut diamonds, manufacturers must discard a large portion of the original diamond to create the round shape. When compared to a round-cut, the Asscher cut diamond is around 35-40 % less expensive.