Asscher Cuts are square-shaped gems with long, rectangular facets and clipped corners. Due to this unique faceting pattern, Asscher Cuts glimmer, like a hall of mirrors, as opposed to the traditional “sparkle” of round diamonds.
Like all other fancy cut diamonds, the GIA does not grade the cut quality of Asscher Diamonds. So, any jeweler who advertises an Asscher Cut with a cut grade is merely offering their own opinion. The stone’s GIA Certificate will not list a cut grade. For this reason, choosing a great Asscher Cut can be challenging. Furthermore, there is no industry standard of what makes an “Ideal Asscher Cut Diamond.” Because Do Amore strives to educate and help its customers, we provide our opinion on each of our Asscher’s cut grades. We have also have assembled the table below as a general guideline for evaluating Asscher cut grade.
Pro Tip! Because Asscher cuts vary so much in proportion, it is imperative that you double check the gem visually for beauty. Here’s two tricks:
– Windmill: Do you have a nice square stone whose facets create a four-armed windmill effect? That’s what you want!
– Black Box: Do the facets reflect to create an ugly black box in the center? Stay away.