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A diamond shape that has descended all these years down the timeline, and have received immense praise from the jewelry lovers over the time for its unique shape is asscher cut diamond. Invented in the year 1902 by Asscher Brothers, this cut was highly appreciated by the general crowd because of its fine geometrical pattern. Basically, asscher cut diamonds are like square cut emerald shaped diamonds
, with square geometrical shape and cropped corners. It reached the pinnacle of fame in 1920’s and so the beauty of asscher diamonds can be widely viewed in the genuine antique jewelry
. But due to the lack of shimmer and chunkier kind of look, its popularity ceased with time. A century later, at around 2002, this asscher cut diamond was resurrected again with minor modifications in the cut to deliver more brilliance than the traditional asscher cut diamond.
The modern asscher cut diamond looks like a squarely cut emerald diamond but with smaller table. Also, the number of parallel stepped facets is more and larger in size and the crown is cut high to emit a certain amount of dazzling effect, overall intensifying the appeal of asscher cut diamond even more. Due to the cropped corners, an asscher shaped diamond is safe for everyday use as the possibility of chipping or other damage of the naked corners is not possible. Four prong setting is the ideal diamond setting
for asscher diamond. The appearance of asscher diamond forms a pattern of concentric squares that lends a unique and elegant look utterly different from the generic shimmer.
Created with 74 facets, the square asscher cut diamond has generally length to width ratio of 1.00, but the length to width ratio also varies by asserting changes in the shape of the asscher cut loose diamond from perfect square to slightly rectangular shapes. The length to width ratio that is less than or equal to 1.05, appears square to the naked eye otherwise tends to become rectangular.
|Types of Diamond Cuts
||61 - 69
||61 - 67
||Very Thin - Slightly Thick
||1.00 - 1.03
||57-60 or 70 - 72
||59 - 60.9 or 67.1 - 70
||Very Thin - Slightly Thick
||.1.00 - 1.03
||54 - 56 or 73 - 74
||57 - 58.9 or 70.1 - 74
||Very Thin to Thick
||1.04 - 1.05
||51 - 53 or 75 - 79
||54 - 56.9 or 74.1 - 79
||Very Thin to Very Thick
||1.06 - 1.08
||< 51 or > 79
||< 54 or > 79
||Ex. Thin to Ex. Thick
||> > 1.08
The above mentioned table represents the specific measurement of the loose asscher diamond depending on its cut. The characteristic of a kind of cut is displayed by the size of the table, depth, girdle, culet and the length to width ratio of the diamond. Since asscher cut diamond is not very flashy in appearance, so it is wise to purchase an asscher diamond of better color and clarity otherwise the inclusion may be visible to naked eye.
In case of clarity, it is measured as FL, IF, VVS1, VVS2, VS1, VS2, SI1, SI2, I1, I2 and I3. FL indicating flawless diamonds are free of any inclusions or blemishes, so can be regarded as the supreme quality diamonds and also pretty expensive quality diamonds. But as we descend towards I3, the diamond becomes internally included that may be visible to the naked eyes thus depleting the worth of the natural diamonds. The price range of diamond fluctuates based on the 4C’s of diamonds
i.e; the cut, color, clarity and carat of the diamonds. The color range of diamonds start from D, E, F till Z. D is considered to be colorless and hence the best quality diamond with high prices and as we descend towards Z, the price decreases and the diamond reflects slight yellowish or brownish tint. Similarly, the cut of the asscher shaped diamonds detected as the Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair and Poor also influences the brilliance of the diamond. The excellent cut diamonds
very beautifully reflect the light causing the full seven rayed spectrum of light that we observe as intense fire and brilliance. So, it can be concluded as the excellent cut is the superior one and such a diamond has high worth, on the other hand, a poor cut diamond is not appreciated much for its lack of shimmer and blaze. To guide you through the purchase of loose asscher shaped diamonds, a list of price range relying on the carat and other attributes of genuine asscher cut diamonds are discussed below.
0.50 Carat Asscher Cut Diamonds:
Fascinating Diamonds provide a huge option of 0.50 carat asscher cut natural diamonds to select from. With the deviation in cut, color and clarity of the diamonds, the net cost of the asscher diamond also varies. A 0.50 carat asscher cut diamond can be acquired in between a price range of $ 950 to $ 1400 depending on the color, cut and clarity you select according to your necessity.
0.75 Carat Asscher Cut Diamonds:
Magnanimous collection of 0.75 carat asscher shaped diamonds is existent in this section. Slightly less than 1 carat, the asscher cut diamonds of this carat are very much preferred for their larger size and affordable cost. Basically, a 0.75 carat asscher shaped loose diamond costs around $ 2000 to $ 3000 depending on the cut, color and clarity you select.
1 Carat Asscher Cut Diamonds:
An ideal carat weight to be mounted in any jewelry, 1 carat asscher shaped diamonds signify a benchmark in diamond jewelry. With a variation in price range, starting from $ 3,500 to $ 5,500 solely depending on the cut, color and clarity of the asscher diamonds, these diamonds are perfect to be mount in your preferred engagement ring settings too.
1.25 Carat Asscher Cut Diamonds:
Slightly over standardized 1 carat asscher cut diamonds, the 1.25 carat asscher cut diamonds also adds a larger bling to your jewelry. Available in a price range of $ 6,500 to $ 11000, these asscher loose diamonds add priceless glitter to a jewel with its larger size.
1.50 Carat Asscher Cut Diamonds:
Pretty large in size, the GIA certified 1.50 carat asscher cut diamonds are very much preferred size. Although it sounds a little over 1 carat only but its size appears very larger. They can be bought within a price range of $ 9500 to $ 13000 explicitly depending on the cut, color and clarity of the diamonds.
2 Carat Asscher Cut Diamonds:
Gigantic size of the GIA certified 2 carat asscher cut diamonds are very much adored. Due to the rarity in availability of such huge carat weights in diamonds, they can be bought within a price range of $ 15,000 onwards, explicitly depending on the cut, color and clarity of the diamonds.
2.5 Carat Asscher Cut Diamonds:
A sparkle that will hold your sight, the genuine 2.50 carat asscher diamonds with its brilliance and fire are perfect to be mounted in any rings or other diamond jewelry. This unique cut diamond can be acquired at a price range starting from $ 22,000 onwards based on the cut, color and clarity of the diamonds.
3 Carat Asscher Cut Diamonds:
Ideal carat weight to be flaunted to all; 3 carat asscher shaped diamonds signify the true brilliance in diamond jewelry. With a variation in price range, starting from $ 30,000 onwards solely depending on the cut, color and clarity of the asscher diamonds, these diamonds are perfect to be mount in your preferred engagement ring settings too.