Diamond Ring Design : Creating the Asscher Cut Engagement Ring

Initial sketch of the Asscher cut diamond engagement ring

Creating the perfect Asscher cut engagement ring

Sketch of an Asscher Cut Solitaire Engagement Ring
Sketch of an Asscher Cut Solitaire Engagement Ring

Despite their simple appearance, a great deal of time and thought go into the initial stages of engagement ring design. Diamonds, as we already know, are the hardest substance. It is only fitting that we produce settings to express not only their beauty but to provide a secure place for the diamond to rest. All whilst being worn day-to-day.

The image above shows a very simple sketch of a design proposed for a perfectly balanced Asscher cut diamond solitaire ring. The intention with this design was to include very simple squared claws to compliment the squared corners of the step-cut diamond. These are easily lost below rounded claws (especially in smaller diamond sizes).

Asscher cut, showing polished diamond and facet detail
Asscher cut, showing polished diamond and facet detail

The Asscher cut diamond is also known as a Square Emerald-Cut, and proportions can vary enormously. [See our diamond shapes page for additional details on this cut.] The Asscher has a very simple, step-cut arrangement of facets and suits a simple squared setting that conforms to the corners of the diamond. With substantial claws, the underside of the setting requires no bridge to support the claws, allowing the underside to remain open, further showing the diamond to full effect. A simple court profile band, tapering towards the setting completes the finished ring. Below you can see the final ring in both white metal (18ct White Gold and Platinum) and the 18ct White Gold / Yellow Gold versions.

 

The finished design. Asscher cut diamond engagement rings shown here in both 18ct white gold and yellow gold.
The finished design. Asscher cut diamond engagement rings shown here in both 18ct white gold and yellow gold.

If you are interested in further details, take a look at “Sonnet” on our Asscher Cut solitaires page.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.