Asscher cut diamonds, or square cut diamonds, are a popular diamond shape for engagement rings. They are characterized by a step cut and a distinctive vintage appeal. Asscher diamonds have cropped corners, which give them an almost octagonal shape.
Square-cut or Asscher-cut, diamonds are a popular diamond shape that are characterized by a step cut. This cut results in less light return when compared to their more brilliant alternatives, but offers a more vintage appeal. Square-cut diamonds feature cropped corners, which give it a unique, almost octagonal shape. Square-cut diamonds became very popular during the 1920s and as a result, are a desirable diamond cut for a vintage looking engagement ring.