What Is An Asscher Cut Diamond?

Asscher cut diamond is designed to bring clarity by emitting a bright presence with a quiet elegance. It is a trendy square-shaped diamond. It is octagonal with a square shape.  The Asscher cut is antique but is still popular today. In fact, its square shape and symmetry make the Asscher cut diamond a favorite for engagement rings and wedding bands. 

Unique Characteristics Of Asscher Cut Diamonds

  • Facets- An Asscher cut diamond has 58 facets.
  • Shape- It features an octagonal shape with four equal straight sides and angled corners, giving it the appearance of a square, octagonal diamond. 
  • Cut- It is cut to give a unique "hall of the mirror" and a vintage look. Although it is not a dazzling diamond, its brightness and clarity make up for it.

History Of Asscher Cut Diamonds

The Asscher cut diamond was invented in 1902 by the Asscher Brothers of Holland's Asscher Diamond Company, now known as the Royal Asscher Diamond Company. It became popular in the 1920s and later resurged in the 2000s. Its cutting process requires reduced precision since it is among the oldest diamond cuts compared to the brilliant cuts.

Unique Types Of Asscher Cut Diamonds

The Standard Asscher cut Diamond

The standard Asscher cut diamond has 58 facets per the Art Deco style. Its patent expired during World War II.

The Royal Asscher Cut Diamond

The Royal Asscher cut diamond has a higher crown and an added 16 facets; hence, it has 74 facets.

Factors To Consider When Buying An Asscher Cut Diamond

If you want the best results from an Asscher Cut diamond, you should examine where the thresholds are because the cut displays a stone that is so transparent.


When choosing a diamond, you should take the color grade into account. The hue in an Asscher is more evident because of the step facets, especially on diamonds larger than 1.5-2.0 carats. Experts recommend sticking to one color, despite personal preferences when matching side stones


The Asscher cut diamond has sparkle and clarity but lacks brilliance due to the way it is cut (step cut). To ensure the clarity is good, it must be eye-clean. Meaning, you should not be able to see marks or inclusions with the naked eye.


The Asscher cut is deep, with a large portion seen beneath the surface. Consider the polish and symmetry as well. Finally, for the perfect square, utilize a length-to-width ratio of 1:00 to 1:05.

Where To Buy Asscher Cut Diamonds

At Landsberg Jewelers, we have all types of diamond cuts, including the famous Asscher cut diamond. Our professionals are dedicated to the authenticity of each cut. Contact us for an engagement ring, bracelet, custom jewelry, or an Asscher cut diamond eternity band.

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