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What You Need to Know About Asscher Cut Diamonds



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About Asscher Cut Diamonds

  • Asscher cut diamonds are the stars of the Roaring 20s.
  • They have a “step cut”, just like their emerald cut cousins. But they look more octagonal than square. Also, they have more facets than emerald cuts, which makes them much more sparkly.
  • Just like in emerald cuts, the lower you go on depth in asscher cut diamonds, the bigger your diamond will look.
  • Now the cons: asscher cut diamonds usually look smaller than other diamond cuts with the same carat weight.
  • Again, just like emerald cut diamonds, asscher cut diamonds are bad at hiding color and inclusions. My advice is you stick with at least a G color diamond. For clarity, don’t go below a VS2. Trust me, you don’t want that.

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Dr. Rian Mulcahy
Rian is officially a Diamond PhD - just ping us if you’d like to read her fascinating 200-page thesis, titled Facets of Value: An Investigation into the Formation of Worth in the Diamond Market. She has consulted various firms all along the pipeline, from the rough diamond market to the recycled diamond industry. She holds an MA in Globalisation and Development from University College Cork and a PhD in the Sociology of Diamond Valuation from the London School of Economics.