Asscher cut diamonds
Developed in 1902 by the Asscher family, the asscher cut is a stepped, square cut featuring cropped corners and straight lines which visually draw the eye deeper into the centre, like being lost in a beautiful maze.
The Asscher brothers of Holland lay claim to this exquisite cut, which over the years has gained royal status, with many influential women today choosing to own one. Kate Hudson for example received a 5ct asscher cut diamond to celebrate her engagement and Mariah Carey was given a $2.5 million 17ct light pink asscher cut diamond, surrounded by 58 intense round brilliant cut pink diamonds.
One of the most famous asscher cut diamonds of all belonged to the late, great Elizabeth Taylor; a 33.19ct stone given to her by Richard Burton. Formally known as the Krupp diamond and endearingly named by Ms Taylor as My Baby, it was originally purchased by Burton for US $305,000 and later fetched a record price at sale of US $8.2 million.
How to choose the perfect asscher cut diamond
Whilst the shape of the diamond is a personal choice, there are some simple points to follow when buying the desired shape:
- Equal four sides – the squarer it is, the better.
- Table to depth percentage – the advised table depth is 58 – 69.5%, which is considered to be of excellent size.
- Crown height – this is the height from the edge (girdle) to the top (table) and should be 10 –16.5%.
- Girdle thickness – this needs to be ideal, as a very thin girdle means a threat to the safety of the diamond and an extremely thick girdle means wasted surface area.
- Polish and symmetry – ranges from Excellent – Very Good and should ideally be as square as possible.
As the asscher cut is designed to draw the eye into the diamond, you should always select the highest quality diamond you can afford and at Australian Diamond Brokers, we take exceptional care in selecting only the most beautiful asscher cut diamonds for you.
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At Australian Diamond Brokers, we’ve been helping customers source the finest quality diamonds at the best possible prices since 1977. And when you deal with us, you can be confident you’re purchasing only conflict-free diamonds in accordance with the Kimberley Process and that they come from trusted ethical sources.
When you visit our showroom for an obligation-free consultation, you will receive a warm welcome and be treated with integrity, discretion, and respect and we will endeavour to make sure your buying experience with us is both an informative and a memorable one.
We want you to be entirely at ease with your buying decision and when you consult with our diamond graders and jewellery designers, you’ll soon understand why Australian Diamond Brokers is the first choice for those seeking quality, value, and expert advice.
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Our Sydney showroom is situated in the CBD at 70 Castlereagh Street, opposite the MLC Centre, between Chanel and Bvlgari. You’re welcome to call in and browse our range any week day from 9am to 5pm, or you can also book for a personal consultation, which we hold on Thursday evenings from 5pm to 7pm and Saturdays from 10.30am to 3pm. You can also call us any time during business hours on 02 9232 2328.
We have the expertise and resources to help you find the perfect stone and the perfect setting to display it in and we look forward to working with you to create something truly stunning at Australian Diamond Brokers, Australia’s trusted diamond experts.