Asscher Cut

An Asscher is a square emerald cut.  It has cropped corners and a step cut facet arrangement.  It was invented in 1902 and is one of the more trendy diamond shapes in today’s market.

One hundred years later, in 2002 the shape made a comeback. The modern Asscher cut diamond resembles to a square emerald cut, with a higher crown, larger step facets and a smaller table.

This mix produces more brilliance than the emerald cut. A well cut Asscher will seem to have concentric squares as you look down through the table, the result of accurately positioning of the pavilion facets underneath. Similar to the emerald cut, the Asscher cut has cropped corners. Since an Asscher is square, the cropped corners give this cut a somewhat octagonal shape.

 

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