(Closed) Princess or Asscher?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Princess or Asscher?
    Princess (picture shown) : (58 votes)
    35 %
    Asscher : (109 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @MissTiger: Personally I think the Asscher is a really neat cut– very different (I haven’t seen many of them!) and it originated earlier in the 20th century than the princess…but it is up to you! Keep looking at other’s asschers and see if one calls to you… otherwise, stick with your favorite from the beginning!

    Post # 4
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Asschers are beautiful. I feel like everyone has a princess lately (no wonder they are popular, the sparkle is fantastic), but if you’re seeking something you don’t see every day, asscher is a good choice.

    Some things to keep in mind:

    Asschers face up smaller as a cut in general, so you have to go up in size if you want the effect of a somewhat larger stone.

    Asschers sparkle and have cool light play, but it’s more understated than something like a round brilliant or princess.

    Asschers tend to be a more expensive cut, and lots of mainstream jewelers don’t carry them.

    Post # 5
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    726 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I can’t say this with any certainty as I’ve never seen an asscher in person, but I would guess that they have fewer facets because it’s a step cut, and that it would be less sparkly. Also I’ve heard that ANY imperfections will be glaringly obvious in an asscher, whereas little things can go unnoticed with a princess. Asschers seem to be much less common, so you’d definitely have one of the most unique stones on the block Tongue Out.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    They are both BEAUTIFUL stones.  I finally got to see an asscher in person a few months back, and it was so pretty!!  The jeweler (a local jeweler as opposed to a chain) told me that because of the step cuts in an asscher, you have to have a completely clean stone to work with for an asscher, which is going to drive the price up, because it’s completely clear and you will see even the most minute imperfection.  The stone I looked at was loose (she gently placed it in an empty setting for me), just under a carat (.92 I think, but I could be wrong) and it was $10,000.  I don’t know what your ring budget is, but if you want a setting like the one shown, that’s going to be a very expensive ring.  If you can afford that, awesome!  If you can’t, it’s something to consider. I have also heard that an asscher won’t sparkle AS much as a princess because of how it’s cut…it doesn’t reflect the light the same way.  Either way though, you can’t go wrong with either style!

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    For what its worth, I think that Neil Lane ring you posted is absolutely drop dead gorgeous! I think if you are on the fence, I would go with that one just because it is stunning and will have a LOT of sparkle! 

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I love asscher cuts, but the ring you posted is beautiful!! If you keep coming back to it, then it might be the one!

     

    And likeMerryWidow said, they are more expensive due to the nature of the stone and its cut. It needs to be a pretty perfect stone so you cant blatantly see the flaws!

     

    Post # 9
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I am a bit biased, but I love my asscher cut!  I wanted something different and I can’t think of a better cut for my setting (my Fiance did a wonderful job with his pick).  I know a lot of people are concerned that asschers don’t sparkle as much as other cuts because of the step, and maybe it’s the combination of the halo setting I have but I am constantly getting comments on how much it sparkles.

     

    (I couldn’t resist posting a pic)

    Still, what’s important is that you love your ring.  Go with what you’re drawn to.. I’m just glad I didn’t have to decide– there are so many lovely rings out there!  Best of luck!

    Post # 12
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I looked at princess cut diamonds but after I saw a ring with three carre cut diamonds (same as Asscher but without “rounded” corners) threre was no way back. I love step cuts.

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2004

    I prefer asshers to princess cuts just because princess diamonds are everywhere.

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have a princess, and I absolutely love it! I’m obviously a bit biased, but the sparkle is fantastic, and I actually haven’t seen too many in real life, so I get a lot of compliments on how the cut makes my classic ring unique 🙂 

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    oh i love asschers.  i have an asscher aqua ring being made now, as i type this.  step cuts on nice, clear stones are just gorgeous.  you see princess cuts everywhere, and i personally dislike the sharp corners on them (and the way they have to wrap the prongs around them to protect them).  they are the less expensive option and they do sparkle like mad though.

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