Diamond Education | Asscher Cut Diamonds

What are asscher cut diamonds?

Nearly identical to the emerald cut, an Asscher diamond is more square in shape with rectangular facets in the same style as the emerald-cut. In fact, it has steps much like the emerald cut and you may even hear it referred to as the, “square emerald cut.” This classic square cut diamond usually has a length to width radio of 1.00, however they can be slightly rectangular as well ranging from 1.05 to 1.08. Any ratio less than 1.05 will appear more square to the naked eye.

The asscher shape is prone to showing the clarity of the diamond and draws the eyes with its brilliance and sparkle. The square shape highlights the clarity so when choosing a diamond for your custom Sylvie Collection engagement ring, look for a diamond with an SI1 to SI2 clarity. Color is also of importance with an asscher cut diamond. While a J-color non-round diamond is brilliant, color may be more visible in the corner of a square diamond. You may even prefer the slightly warmer color of a G-H diamond to the colorlessness of a D-F diamond.

A depth percentage of 64-72% and a table of 54-63% may describe the most technically beautiful asscher cut diamond but the beauty of this diamond changes from person to person. Tastes vary and although an asscher cut diamond can be perfect for anyone, it is a non-traditional selection that can be presented in the most traditional of settings. Since these square cut diamonds require four-pronged settings, they may be most dramatic either as a solitaire setting or with accent stones.

View the Sylvie Collection of asscher cut diamonds to be inspired for settings, design and more. Whether you are creating your own ring or choosing a timeless design from one of our collections, keep these notes about the asscher cut diamond in mind:

  • Asscher cut diamonds are a more square emerald cut diamond.

  • They are prone to showing clarity so an SI2 or higher clarity will be most vibrant.

  • Asscher cut diamond may draw the most attention in a solitaire setting.

  • Square diamonds also show color more than other diamonds so if not J, you may prefer a G-H color diamond or higher.