Asscher diamonds have been around since 1902. They are one of the most popular cuts that are used in rings. Here is a history and a selection of Asscher cut engagement rings.
In 1902, the Asscher brothers in Holland cut the Asscher diamond. The brothers were famous for their diamond cutting. Since 1902, the Asscher cut has been a popular cut for engagement rings. The Asscher cut has a special shape, which is different from other diamonds. The stone is square and the corners have been deeply trimmed to make it similar to an octagon. The Asscher cut has been patented. If you want a genuine Asscher cut, then you would get it from the Asscher family. If the diamond were to be viewed under a microscope, then it would be obvious if it were a genuine Asscher.
Asscher cut engagement rings
Not everyone can afford a genuine Asscher diamond. However, if you want a diamond that looks almost the same, then there is a selection available. (Prices all correct on 05.09.11).
14k Gold 1/2ct TDW Asscher Diamond Ring (£485.33)
This is one of the cheapest Asscher cut rings on the Internet. It’s still £485.33, so it’s not exactly cheap but compared to other Asscher rings it can be be considered as such. The band features several small diamonds with the Asscher cut diamond in the centre of the band. The band is made from 14ct white gold. The Asscher diamond is ¼ct set in prongs. The side stones are also a 1/4ct but they are round cut. If you like your engagement ring to look sophisticated, then this is the ring for you. Asscher Diamond Three Stone Trillion Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold 0.30 tcw. (£917.80)
This is a really stunning ring from MDC Diamonds. This ring is very similar to Anna Kournikova’s. The Asscher cut diamond ring features two trillion cut diamonds. The band is 14ct white gold but it is also available in platinum, yellow and rose/pink gold. Asscher Cut Single Stone Claw Set Diamond Ring 1.10CT (£8,485)
This Asscher ring is available from Hatton Jewels. It is meant for those who have got a lot of disposable income to spend on an engagement ring. The ring features a 1.10ct Asscher cut diamond. The diamond is set in four-claw and is set in platinum. The ring is simple in shape. There are no frills, it simply consists of the band and the diamond.