Does ASSCHER cut *sparkle*?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy bee

@secretwife:  I don’t own a real one, but I have a nice CZ and I’ve seen real ones in person. They sparkle, but not in the same way as a round or radiant. The middle is step cut like an emerald, the outer edge is faceted. They are stunning, regardless! 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I would say they “flash” instead of sparkle.  In the right light, they look so glamorous and chic.  I have an asscher that unfortunately looks rather flat in my office overhead flourescent lighting, but once I get outside or anywhere else with decent lighting, it’s magnificent.  I will caution you, don’t go smaller than a 1ct in an asscher.  If you do, the cut is totally lost and is a waste of money, IMHO.  Mine is a 1.22ct center, and it faces up like a 1ct round brilliant.  Sometimes I wish I had at least a 1.5…. but alas, money is a thing that matters.  Asschers and cushions face up the smallest of all the cuts, but they have beautiful, unique shapes.

I have NEVER seen anyone else in real life (and relatively few on the bee) with an asscher.  I love being different yet classic at the same time!  Asschers were IT in the 1920s.  Another thing to consider is the setting.  It was very hard for me to pick the right setting… I’m still not 100% happy with the one I have.  Still searching for the perfect one!  But I love my ring anyway 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@secretwife:  I have a assher cut but not a diamond, a morganite. It does not sparkle and that is what I love about the cut. It is like looking into the stone. There isa glass affect with this cut. Flash is a great description. The light reflects but in a different way. I love mine. Also not sure if it makes a difference that I have a gemstone. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hi! I have an asscher cut and I love it! It’s not for everyone, but mine sparkles and flashes like crazy and I love it. It’s very distincitve and, maybe because the cut really only works with a high quality of stone due to the large table, I think its elegant. 

 

I will admit, mine is quite sizable, but it gets compliments all the time. However, I posted this pic just today because I’m a bit stumped on wedding bands! 

 

The best tip anyone can give you on an asscher is to keep it clean. They tend to really show dirt, so I clean mine twice a week and it keeps is flash! Of course, this isn’t the best pic, but I hope it helps you consider whether the cut is for you. 

 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@secretwife:  I love the cut, too, but haven’t seen one in person. My guess would be that it’s closer to an emerald cut… which is gorgeous but doesn’t sparkle the way something with more facets would. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@secretwife:  mine is, they are gorgeous and sparkles like crazy! Good luck choosing your ring 🙂

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yes, I have an asscher and ppl are always telling me my ring is “blinding” them. Cut makes all the difference. Mine is E VS2 Excellent cut. One pic is slightly moving my finger to catch the sparkle, the other is bad lighting, keeping my finger still. 

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

@Woobee:  

I love your ring…it has a Great Gatsby feel to it 🙂 heehee   So pretty!!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

My friend has one and I’ve seen it flash, but it doesn’t seem to sparkle the same way as my round diamond does. It is a stunning cut, though!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

They sparkle, but its very different than the way other cuts sparkle. Look at some youtube videos to get a better feel for it.

Post # 14
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Wannabee

I agree there are not many asschers to view in person, so it is really hard to decide on the shape, and then after that what type of setting.  But I had seen a few in person, and thought they were absolutely breathtaking, and was so excited when my fiance gave me one.  Intially it was set in a simple pave band, but the setting was defective, so we had to pick out a new setting.  I did not think I wanted a halo, afraid the asscher wouldn’t stand out.  But I ended up falling in love with a halo, that had to be custom made for an asscher, and nervously decided to go with it. It is more beautiful than I could have imagined!  The asscher just flashes surrounded by the halo. 

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