The Asscher Cut offers a very different and surprisingly modern look. This type of diamond cut is similar to a Square Emerald Cut, but with larger step facets, a higher crown and a smaller table.
Unlike the Princess Cut, the pointed corners are cropped on the Asscher Cut giving the appearance of an octagon.
The Asscher Cut is most effective for diamonds that are colourless (D-F in colour) or in coloured diamonds, attention should also be paid to the Clarity characteristics of Asscher Diamonds as this style of cut makes inclusions more visible and a higher Clarity is recommended.
When choosing an Asscher cut diamond for your engagement ring, it is useful to note that the angular lines of the Asscher and Emerald cuts draw the eye in and therefore compliment those with a wider finger.