Asscher

The cut has the form approached to an octagon; type of a cut-step. Faceted stone usually has 49, 57 or 75 faces and consists of a platform surrounded by 3 tiers of trapezoidal crown faces (8 faces in a tier) and can consist of 3 to 5 tiers of trapezoidal pavilion faces (8 faces in a tier). In the old cuts there is a line caletta. In contrast to the emerald shape of the cut, facets wider and visually form a kind of diagonal cross.

Cut design "Asscher Cut" it was developed in 1902 in the Netherlands (Netherlands) by Joseph Asher. The peak of the popularity of this cut occurred in the 1920-ies – the heyday of the jewelry style of «art deco». At this time, 50 and 58 facets (including kaletta) were applied to the stone. Again to gain popularity cut "Asher" began from the mid 1980-ies. At this time, the popular cut, consisting of 75 faces.