Asscher Cut Engagement Rings

16 Aug 2014

These days it seems as though almost everyone is reinventing their style, searching for the latest trend and hunting for unique and original fashion items. The same can be said about engagement rings. This is why custom designing an engagement ring is such an ideal choice. No matter what your personal preferences are, you are guaranteed to end up with a ring that is unique to you.
 
When custom designing an engagement ring your choices can seem never ending. Perhaps the first and arguably the most important decision that will need to be made is what shape diamond or gemstone you want.
 
Round Brilliant cut is by far the most popular choice, but if you want to go against the grain then there are endless options available. One of our favourites is the Asscher cut. The Asscher cut is one of the most recent styles, invented in the early 1900’s and first made popular in the 1920’s. The strong lines and cropped corners characteristic of this cut lent themselves perfectly to the Art Deco design aesthetic of the time. Fast forward almost a century later to the early 2000’s and Asscher cuts have once again seen a surge in popularity. 
 
Asscher cuts are the perfect choice for the modern, fashion conscious lady. Undeniably elegant, the Asscher cut lends itself perfectly to both contemporary and vintage inspired pieces. Whether you surround your Asscher cut with beautifully contrasting Round Brilliant cut diamonds or allow your diamond to shine by itself in a stylish solitaire design; an Asscher cut is a timeless and sophisticated choice. If you have any doubt you only need to look at some of the most stylish woman in Hollywood currently wearing stunning Asscher cut engagement rings. Some of our favourites are Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and Zooey Deschanel.
 
Before you start your search for an Asscher cut diamond it is a good idea to educate yourself on what you should look for. An Asscher cut is similar to an Emerald cut in that both have cropped corners. A well cut Asscher, however, will have larger step facets, a high crown and a small table allowing for more brilliance than an Emerald cut. The cut of an Asscher cut, like all other diamonds, is the most important of the ‘4C’s’. When you begin viewing Asscher cut diamonds always ask to see a few options and never feel pressure to make your choice. A good jeweller will take the time to answer any of your questions and happily show you a range of Asscher cuts until you find the perfect one for you. 
 
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