The Asscher diamond is a beautiful vintage cut. It’s sleek step-cut facets draw comparisons to other step-cut diamonds, like the emerald cut diamond. However, the Asscher’s intricate cut and structure creates a regal brilliance and fire not found in other step-cut diamonds.
In the same vein, Asscher engagement rings need a setting as bold and brilliant as its centerpiece—and side stones that highlight its distinctive geometric proportions. Not every shape pairs perfectly with an Asscher, but below we’ve listed five great diamond shapes that best accentuate the Asscher’s unique style.
The Trapezoid is a lesser known shape for a side stone. However, this unique geometric cut pieces together with the Asscher like a perfect diamond puzzle. Trapezoid cuts feature similar step facets to the Asscher, and trapezoid side stones set alongside an Asscher center stone create a modernist interpretation of the traditional three-stone ring.SHOP RING
The clean, slim lines of a step-faceted baguette cut diamond nudge neatly next to the Asscher and blend with the center stone to create a nearly seamless line of diamonds. The similar cut styles of the Asscher and the baguette come together for an architecturally elegant engagement ring design. Set the trio of diamonds in platinum or white gold to showcase their brilliance and shine.SHOP RING
In contrast to the crisp edges of rectangular side stones, pear-shaped diamond side stones create perfect petals for a romantic, picturesque Royal Asscher engagement ring.
For a pop of color, pear shaped rubies, emeralds, or sapphires will create contrast and interest. Or opt for a twin set of pear-shaped diamonds to add more spark and fire to the ring. Regardless of what type of gemstone you choose, the curves of pear-shaped stones will soften the overall look of this Art-Deco inspired diamond.SHOP RING
Choosing diminutive side stones for an Asscher engagement ring provides the ideal opportunity to let the Asscher centerpiece take the stage. Tiny dots of gemstones give a glint of color and add interest to the ring, without overshadowing the stately beauty of your Asscher diamond.SHOP RING
For maximum brilliance, surround your Asscher center stone with two smaller modern round brilliant cut diamonds.
Note, however, that the metal of the setting can make a huge difference for this particular pair. The difference between the Asscher’s step-cut facets and the round’s star-like cut becomes more obvious and can even clash when the trio is set against darker metals like yellow or rose gold. When adding round brilliant side stones to an Asscher engagement ring, buyers should opt for light metals like white gold, platinum or palladium. Cool-hued metals make the cut details less of a focal point for the ring, so the diamonds blend much more organically.SHOP RING
Adding side stones is a great way to emphasize the different features of an Asscher engagement ring. Depending on the shape you choose, you can add an architectural modernity or create an elegant, vintage look. Do you want to keep the focus on the Asscher or add fire to the sides? No matter what your style is, there’s a side stone that will make your Asscher engagement ring even more unique!