Keeping with Tradition

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First developed in 1902, the Asscher cut was the brainchild of the Asscher Brothers of Holland. It is a variation of the Emerald cut. The Asscher is a stepped square known as a Modified Square Emerald. This particular cut features a small table, a high crown, deep pavilions and cut corners. It features 72 wide step facets and cut to resemble an octagon. The purpose of this cut was to mimic the sparkle of the round brilliant cut. It is designed such that your eye is drawn directly into the diamond.

In the Cut

Joseph Asscher wanted to keep in the skilled tradition of his father, and succeeded in the design of the Asscher cut. It was the first signature cut to be patented, and saw massive international success leading up to the expiration of their exclusive patent until World War II. As you’re aware, a diamond’s cut determines its brilliance. Poorly cut diamonds will have a duller appearance regardless of color or clarity. A diamond’s cut is the most important characteristic as determined by gemologists like those at the GIA.

The cut should reflect the maximum amount of light to the viewer’s eye. For example, if a diamond is cut too shallow light will be lost out of the pavilion (bottom) and the diamond will lose brilliance. If the diamond is cut too deep, the light will escape through the sides and the diamond will appear dark.


Since Asscher cut diamonds are designed with larger facets, you need to be sure that you are familiar with the qualities of a good cut. An Asscher diamond makes a beautiful engagement ring as a solitaire or set with other stones.

Assuring Top Value for your Asscher Cut Diamond

The most important thing you can do to make sure you get the most for your Asscher Cut diamond is to know exactly what you have. Pawngo’s team of evaluators are all GIA certified gemologists. The Gemological Institute of America is world renowned for their accuracy in evaluating diamonds, so a stone certified by the GIA is sure to bring you top dollar. Knowing the four C’s (carat, cut, clarity, color) for your Asscher Cut diamond will help in being sure you get the most accurate estimate possible and the funding you need when you need it.

Getting a Loan for Your Asscher Cut Diamond

With Pawngo, loaning against your Asscher Cut diamond is easier than ever. Our GIA certified evaluators have decades of experience in diamond evaluation as well as the stone market as a whole. Pawngo will make absolutely sure that you receive a fair market price for your stone when getting a loan. It’s as simple as filling out an application and agreeing to the initial estimate by our team of evaluators. You can pawn your Asscher Cut diamond and be sure that it is safe and sound for the entirety of your loan period in Pawngo’s secure vault. Biometric security, steel-reinforced walls and all the bulletproof glass you can shake a stick at makes sure that your Asscher Cut diamond stays locked up and out of harm’s way. Click the button above to Get Started Now!