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Asscher Cut Engagement Rings
Sometimes referred to as the “square emerald,” Asscher cut engagement rings offer a beautiful shape with a nod to vintage elegance — it’s no regular diamond. While not as commonly known as the emerald cut, the Asscher cut has a long history dating back to 1902. Recently, it has become increasingly popular with brides looking for a unique diamond shape. The cut of this diamond is truly one of a kind with its mesmerizing octagonal shape and beveled edges. Not to mention, the incredible step-like facets within the diamond give this cut an elegant geometric form.
Clean Origin’s Selection Of Asscher Cut Engagement Rings
As with any diamond shape, some settings accentuate the diamond’s shape a little better than others. Asscher cut diamond rings have an innately vintage look, making them suitable for many different types of setting styles. If you’re looking for a more geometric look, art-deco style rings are perfect for you, and we’d highly recommend this style for your Asscher cut engagement ring. You can see this stunning Asscher cut ring style on our Symphony Ring in white gold and with our Luisant Ring. As you browse through our info page of Asscher cut engagement rings, keep in mind that all of our rings are available in 14k and 18k gold, as well as platinum.
Tips For Buying An Asscher Cut Engagement Ring
No matter what diamond shape you choose, it’s important to know what to look for before you purchase. Every diamond shape has its own unique characteristics.
Size matters — One downside of an Asscher cut engagement ring is that, compared to other diamonds of the same carat size they tend to look smaller. Fancy cut diamonds like emerald, pear, and oval are elongated, which makes them appear bigger. However, you can ‘hack’ the size of your Asscher cut engagement ring to make it appear larger without increasing the carat size by choosing a halo setting, which gives the illusion of a larger center stone due to the smaller diamonds that encircle the center. You can add even more sparkle by choosing a setting with diamonds along the shank of the ring in a pavé style. If you’re looking for a blend of trendy halo style with old school flair, our Milano Ring is a beautiful and eye-catching Asscher cut engagement ring.
Think About Style — An Asscher cut diamond looks fantastic with any setting style, but this shape really shines when set in a vintage style setting. With its geometric cut, this shape looks stunning paired with an art deco style ring, giving your Asscher cut engagement ring a timeless look.
Cut Is Important — Since this diamond has a deep cut, the majority of the diamond lies below the surface, so you want to make sure you are choosing an Asscher diamond with a shallower depth, between 60% to 67%, which will give you a larger looking Asscher cut engagement ring.
History of Asscher Cut Engagement Rings
This diamond shape dates back to 1902, when Joseph Asscher first cut this diamond. It became widely popular over the years and was a top choice for royals and celebrities. Asscher cut engagement rings have always been set in similar setting styles, either vintage or a simple solitaire, to really let this unique cut shine. Pair it with an eternity band for a stunning look.
Celebrities With Asscher Cut Engagement Rings
Asscher cut engagement rings are also loved by celebrities.
Elizabeth Taylor — Famously wore a jaw-dropping 33.19 carat Krupp Diamond, given to her by Richard Burton. While many mistakenly think her diamond was an emerald cut, it was an Asscher and would set off a trend for years to come.
Jessica Alba — Was given a 5 carat Asscher cut engagement ring set in a platinum halo back in 2007.
Pippa Middleton — Practically royal, Pippa Middleton wears the most traditional looking Asscher cut ring style with three carats set in an octagonal art deco-style halo setting.
Gweneth Paltrow — Received an Asscher cut diamond in 2003, by then-husband Chris Martin, set on a double-pavé band.
While Asscher cut engagement rings are stunningly beautiful, they aren’t as commonly seen around. We love this diamond shape because it’s not typically worn by your everyday bride. If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd, check out our selection of Asscher cut diamonds.