Asscher Cut

asscher-cutThis cut of diamonds has its name from the Asscher Brothers of Holland. In 1902 they discovered a new way of cutting diamonds copping the corners.

This cut was not very popular until it became famous ought to the television serial “Sex & the city” where it was featured. From this moment, many Hollywood stars, as Kate Hudson, are receiving Asscher cut diamond engagement rings.

The cut parameters are the following:

  • Depth: 60% to 68% (under 65% is relatively hard to find)
  • Table: 60% to 68%
  • Polish/Symmetry: Good, Very Good, or Excellent
  • Length/Width Ratio: 1.00 to 1.05 is GIA’s acceptable range for defining a diamond as “square.”