CUSHION DIAMOND CUT VS ASSCHER DIAMOND CUT:
Cushion Diamond Cut
- If you’re looking for a halo setting, the cushion cut works especially well and is extremely popular. G-H-I color is good
- Cushion cuts combine the energy of a round brilliant with the symmetry of a radiant cut.
- Option to choose from crushed ice diamond cut (shattered glass) or antique cushion cut (chunky)
- Cushion cut diamonds tend to be about 25% less expensive than their round cut
- Table width percentage between 55% - 65%
- Depth percentage between 61%-68%
- GIA or AGS grading report
- Thick girdle and bezel setting
Disadvantage:Slightly less sparkly than round cuts. Larger facets can show clarity inclusions so make sure to judge with your eye and examine the certificate’s diamond plot.
Asscher Diamond Cut
Setting Style: Asschers are well suited for a square halo setting like this. Once mounted in a four prong setting, the diamond maintains its unique shape within a square silhouette.
- Depth: 60% to 68% (under 65% is relatively hard to find) you don’t need any built-up depth to maintain brilliance, you should go as low as possible in terms of depth
- Table: 60% to 68%
- Table size for ovals is 54%-63%
- Polish/Symmetry: Good, Very Good, or Excellent
- Asscher: 1.00 to 1.05 is GIA’s acceptable range for defining a diamond as “square.”
- Emerald: 1.25-1.55
- Color - G, H, I
- VS2, VVS1, VVS2