If you like the vintage style of the step cut emerald diamond and the square shape of the princess cut diamond, the Asscher cut diamond just might be for you. The shape and cut is absolutely stunning set in an engagement ring with either a solitaire setting or a setting with small diamonds set on the shoulder.
About the Asscher Cut Diamond
The cut was developed in 1902 by the Asscher Brothers of Holland who became two of the most prodigious diamond experts of the 20th century. Although the diamond is square, it actually has eight sides as the corners are cut allowing the stone to capture more light from the different angles. The cut of the stone is what’s known as a ‘Step Cut’. This is because its appearance, when viewed from above resembles a row of steps. This style of cut is designed to draw your eyes into the centre of the stone, so the higher the quality the better. When set in engagement rings the diamond creates a very dramatic effect and should always be set in a 4-claw prong setting. Due to its unique cut and shape, solitaire settings where the diamond is set singular on a metal band or accented with other diamonds make the perfect chose. If you like this style, our expert advice is as follows – select a clarity higher then VS2 in order for the design of the cut to be the best it can. We also recommend that you only buy Asscher cut diamonds that have been certificated by a reputable diamond grading lab like the Gemological Institute of America update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = GIA).
Whilst things will undoubtedly be different this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy life’s
most luxurious pleasures. The enchantment still flows at Steven Stone.
The Stone way has always been to provide our clients with the utmost in bespoke service, which
is why we are offering 1-on-1 virtual consultations over the lockdown period.
Whether you’d like to talk about the diamond you have had your heart set or you want to discuss
an engagement ring you have seen on our website, we’re just one click away.
It could be something as simple as booking a repair in. Or detailing how the process works when
creating precious memories. Our experts are here to help whatever the occasion.
Your safety. Our priority.
The safety of our customers has always been our number one priority.
When we were allowed to open our doors and welcome clients back, we went above and beyond when
putting COVID safety measures in place.
And now we are giving you the chance to experience the Stone lore from home. We want to ensure
that every client gets the full Steven Stone experience, which is why our virtual consultations
are as close to a showroom experience as possible. Uncompromising, unrivalled service.
We know you may be wondering about the level of service a video consultation can deliver. It’s
only natural. But we’re here to assure you that our jewellers are trained to give the most
authentic experience to all of our clients. They are there to put you at ease and to make you
feel comfortable talking about any aspect of your jewellery desires - no matter the setting.
They will be at our showroom, able to take you round wherever you want to go. Once you begin
your video consultation, you will forget that you’re in your own home having immersed yourself
in the magic of diamonds. Our consultations are a special process and absolutely no expense has
been spared in bringing this enchantment directly to your home.
Whether you want to treat yourself to the diamond you’ve always wanted or you’re after something
sentimental for your partner, our relaxed video consultations can match you to the perfect
It may be a completely handmade, bespoke commission or it may be a ready-to-wear ring. Whatever
it is, our consultations will ensure it is perfect down to the very last detail.
Or it may be as simple as a repair. You might just want to breathe new life into an old
heirloom. We can help you with that too. We pride ourselves on being authentic jewellers, not
resellers. If you need any jewellery assistance during lockdown, Steven Stone are always on hand
A Steven Stone Promise
We are committed to delivering an authentic experience, enveloping you in marvellous escapism.
Whether that be in our trademark showrooms or from the comfort of your own home.
It is a commitment that we take on with the utmost respect and is what sets Steven Stone apart
from the crowd.