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Saturday, 8 June 2013

How to buy the perfect Asscher diamond engagement rings



When you go out shopping for diamond rings, it is unlikely for you to pay attention to all aspects of a diamond. However, if you want a perfect diamond ring for your engagement, you must ensure that you have complete and detailed information about these gleaming rocks. The Asscher cut is a particular cut of diamond that consumers are not very familiar with. There is a lot of confusion concerning the Asscher cut of diamonds. This level of confusion is heightened because of the availability of two types of Asscher cuts – the Standard Asscher cut and the Royal Asscher cut. It is important to be careful when making choices when it comes to Asscher diamond engagement rings in terms of its colour, clarity and cut quality.

1.  Colour:

Being cautious is the first step when examining the colour of an Asscher cut or Emerald cut. You can drop your guard when choosing diamonds with a Round Brilliant Cut or a Princess Cut. The latter cuts help in disguising a diamond’s rough material. When it comes to the Asscher cut, the scenario is totally opposite. These cuts lack radiance and therefore, the roughness cannot be masked easily. When buying the Asscher diamond engagement rings, always opt for a lower H colour. The most important thing to remember when buying diamond engagement rings is to ensure that there should be a similarity in the tones of the centre diamond and the side stones.

2.  Clarity:

The clarity is the most important factor that separates an Asscher or Emerald cut from other shapes of diamonds. The other cuts are also known as the ‘Brilliant’ stones. This is simply because of the fact that they are placed that allow light to enter and exit in a variety of ways. This is the reason diamonds appear luminous and thus, attractive to the human eye. It not only provides a shiny surface but it is also a way to conceal the impurities that are prevalent in a diamond. The Asscher cut, on the other hand, is a step cut wherein a sparkle or brilliance is absent. When buying Asscher diamond engagement rings, it is best to stick to a VS2 Clarity or higher.  

3.  Cut quality:

Round cuts are easier to buy. There is less complication and there are few factors to pay attention to. The situation is exactly the opposite when it comes to an Asscher cut. There are no definite rules that decide the quality of an Asscher or an Emerald cut. Sometimes, this can be a daunting task. However, experts suggest that a Total Depth between 60% and 68% is ideal when buying Asscher diamond rings. When it comes to the Asscher cut, the lower this percentage, the better it is. Unlike other cuts, the depth of the Asscher or emerald cuts have absolutely no impact on the brilliance. It is, therefore advisable to not go beyond 68%.
Remember these easy tips to ensure that you buy the best engagement rings for your special day.

2 comments:

  1. Yes it is very important to have deep knowledge about a diamond whenever you are going to buy a diamond ring. There are many types of diamonds are available like Round, emerald, Radiant, Asscher, pear and heart. Asscher is a very popular shape and it is also known as square Emerald.
    Reference:http://www.theweddingbandshop.ie/category/classical-diamond-wedding-rings.html

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  2. A good diamond buyers' guide will tell you all you need to know about diamonds. This includes how diamonds form, critical if you are to understand why one diamond is better than another, an in depth description of the four C's - cut, clarity, color and carat.- and recommendations of where to buy the best diamonds online.
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