A Unique Engagement Diamond

Asscher cut diamonds are one of my favorite fancy shapes with a wonder and unique history.

The Asscher cut was first developed in 1902 by Joseph Asscher, and became popular in the Art-Deco movement. The Asscher cut has a royal heritage. The original cut came from a single 3,105 carat rough diamond by Joseph Asscher and Abraham Asscher, the Cullinan I diamond and the Cullinan II diamond are two of the most famous stones in the world. The pear-shaped Cullinan I, at 530.20 carats, sits atop the royal scepter in the British crown jewels, and the cushion-shaped Cullinan II (317.4 carats) lies in the British imperial state crown.

Although similar to an emerald cut, the Asscher cut’s 58 facets are larger and wide-set (three rows on the top, three rows on the bottom), and the stone is nearly octagonal in shape.

Recently I had the pleasure of selling a 2.70 carat GIA certified Asscher cut engagement diamond. The customer wanted a diamond that she could see into and see the depth of the stone. The geometry of the Asscher cut diamond turned out to be the perfect thing. 


If you are in the market for a diamond of any shape we can assist you in your search at Richard Dolgin Private Jeweler in Overland Park Kansas.