Asscher Diamond Setting Types for Wedding Rings

Asscher diamond ring in a jwelry box

Created in 1902 by Dutch jeweler Joseph Asscher, the Asscher cut has been a popular choice for classically beautiful engagement rings. A square, cut-cornered shape with step-cut facets, the Asscher carries an elegant sparkle.

The Asscher cut first became popular in the 1920s. However, it has remained a popular pick over the years, drawing the eye of celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Pippa Middleton, and the late, great Elizabeth Taylor.

So if you’ve decided on an Asscher, you’ve made a great choice! But now, of course, comes the scary part: choosing a setting. The right setting can turn that diamond into the ring of her dreams, but the wrong one… Well, let’s just make sure you get it right. Take a look at our tips so you’ll know what to look for (and what do avoid).

Asscher Dos: Out in the Open

The Asscher is a beautiful cut, easily able to wow on its own. Asscher diamonds are remarkably see-through because of their step-faceting. A diamond like this doesn’t need much fanfare, and this makes it an ideal cut for a solitaire ring that lifts the diamond up and allows you to appreciate its beauty from all angles. Pair it with a simple band or, if you want a little extra flair, one with a little extra sparkle and let that gorgeous diamond be the star of the show.

Asscher Dos: Out in the Open
Asscher Dos: Baguettes Work Best

Asscher Dos: Baguettes Work Best

Of course, some girls want a little more shine when they say “I do.” And while the Asscher is stunning in a solitaire, a three-stone setting will amp up the sparkle without pulling focus from the main event. In fact, Brilliance suggests a three-stone setting with tapered baguettes on either side to complement the lines of the Asscher center stone without upstaging it at all.

Asscher Don'ts: Open Works Best

Remember when we said that Asscher cuts should be out in the open? A bezel setting hides a lot of the beauty of this particular shape. Don’t get us wrong: bezel settings are beautiful, but they are better suited to a round cut diamond. Part of the Asscher’s appeal is its square shape, which can get lost when surrounded by bezel walls.

Asscher Don'ts: Open Works Best
Asscher Don'ts: Complimenting vs. Competing

Asscher Don'ts: Complimenting vs. Competing

This is an issue of shape. While side stones, like the baguettes we mentioned earlier, can be a beautiful addition to an Asscher cut (see Pippa Middleton’s ring for proof), it is important that the other stones complement the shape and sparkle of the center. Trillion diamonds are triangular, and can make the design look a bit too busy. In addition, many trillion diamonds are brilliant cut, which can pull attention from the demure elegance of the Asscher’s sparkle.

Asscher Diamond Wedding Rings

Like most diamonds, you can make or break an Asscher’s beauty with the setting. Thankfully, this beautiful stone is easy to set. Keep it simple (or stick to stones that complement the square shape) and you’ll end up with a beautiful piece that she’ll be proud to wear!

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