(Closed) Cushion vs asher??

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2977 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

The asscher or square emerald as it’s sometimes called, is a step cut, where as the cushion cut is a sort of modified round brilliant, with the sparkly facets. Asschers can look much smaller “face up” than cushions of the same carat weight, so that is something to bear in mind. Also, a cushion will sparkle, and an asscher will throw off big chunky flashes when light hits it, so 2 completely different looks. 

Check out pricescope. There are threads on there with cushion vs asscher. I just purchased an asscher cut from James Allen, so I don’t have pictures yet, but that’s also a good place to see actual photos of cushions and asscher cuts.

Post # 4
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

From my very limited knowledge, the asscher has a step style cut, so it would appear chunkier than a cushion, and more squared off. Here’s my ring, a 1.30 carat modified brilliant cushion, versus a picture of a similar style with an asscher cut center.

FYI this is another bee’s gorgeous ring! 

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