Asscher or Princess cut?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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3227 posts
Sugar bee

I’ve actually had both. My first marriage I had a carat princess cut solitaire. Now in my current marriage I had one for a quick minute but I no longer have it. I LOVED my princess cut! It never snagged on anything that I can remember and I have rough clumsy hands so I don’t think you should worry in that department. Actually I just asked a similar question to ladies who own marquise or pear shaped stones and mostly they said it depends on the setting. The princess cut is faceted which means it will sparkle more than the step cut Asscher. Have you considered a radiant? Ipersonally like it more than the princess simply because when I compared them side by side the radiant took the cake sparkle wise. Also it has the chipped edges just like the Asscher and Emeralds do (I believe).

Now about the Asscher’s they are also very beautiful and unique. Your information is correct about the clarity and size of them. I personally could not own one because I have OCD and it was very hard to keep clean and always appeared dirty in my experience because it is almost like a step cut piece of glass. Have you tried them on? The radiant and princess can appear larger if you choose arectangular princess or radiant. My princess was rectangular and I loved it. Here are some pictures for inspiration. They are all so beautiful but from the two you listed my first choice would be princess BUT I love the radiant much more!

Princess – @Magsalot has a gorgeous princess!

Calling all princess cut solitaire e-rings!!!! :  wedding princess cut e ring wedding band DSC03664

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My FI’s Grandmother had a beatuiful Asscher cut diamond for her wedding band ( he proposed to me with it) The cut and style of a true Asscher will cost you, but in my opinion they are the most beatuiful diamonds. If the Asscher is out of your range look for a emerald cut. Most jewelers are carrying Asschers now becasue it new populartiy. When it comes down to it its your ring, you have to be in love with it…sometimes at a price.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have an asscher and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have a 1 ct solitare and the clarity is either flawless or one step down from flawless. My Fiance said he could have gotten me a 2 ct princess for about the same price so they definitely are more expensive but, in my opinion worth every cent. I have never noticed a 1 ct asscher looking smaller than a 1 ct princess though since they have the same general shape. Everyone that has seen my ring just adores how clear it is and how you can see the steep cuts on the inside. Another reason I prefer the asscher is because it’s different but, that’s just me. Almost everyone that sees my ring either has never heard of an asscher or never seen one in person.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

@elwajc:  

@ane7 has a gorgeous radiant!

which do you prefer? :  wedding radiant princess diamond engagement ring sparkle Ring1

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I like both! Do you have ideal/specific rings in mind that Bee’s could vote on?

Post # 9
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894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I meant to include some pictures I have taken of my asscher over the past year. They are all cell phone pictures so the quality isn’t really that great. Here ya go!

Post # 10
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4714 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I have a princess and want an asscher but they are too expensive for the size and clarity I want

Post # 11
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95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Would you consider a cushion cut? It will give just as much brilliance as princess (comparing to asscher), but won’t snag or scratch easily…

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Have you seen them in person? You might want to, to really decide which you like better. I have a princess and have never had problems snagging it on anything. The prongs cover the corners, so I doubt it’s much different than an asscher in terms of that. I really like asschers, but I went with the princess because it is much more sparkly imo. An asscher is a different type of beauty. In terms of price, the princess is probably slightly cheaper, but I don’t think the two cuts are that different as long as you are comparing equal quality diamonds. 

Post # 12
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Newbee

JustLove25:  I have been searching for this ring. Do you know where this photo came from? 

Post # 14
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10 posts
Newbee

saintpaulgal:  Thanks! It’s perfect. Maybe I’ll need to have someone make it.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

asscher all the way! i love the way its cut. definitely not as sparkly as a princess, but so classy and beautiful! here is mine:

when it comes down to it though, its what you want and are comfortable and happy with! 🙂

 **edit** just realized this post is 3 years old! XD my bad!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by  hotpinktiffie.
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