Bezel Set Engagement Rings

There are a variety of different settings for diamond engagement rings. Bezel set engagement rings are one of the setting types. The stone is surrounded by a circle of precious metal in which it sits slightly lower than the rim of the circle. The flat profile is modern and ideal with certain diamond styles. Those who are active and/or work with their hands a lot often choose the bezel setting because it provides more protection for the diamond. The stone won’t snag on fabric and certain flaws around the stone’s edge are concealed. Others like this setting because of its appearance which, depending on the ring style, can look classic to modern.

Bezel set engagement rings cost more than other comparable rings with different settings. However, for many people the extra expense is worth it, especially when it comes to a ring that you intend to keep on your finger for a lifetime. There are numerous diamond shapes that look beautiful in a bezel setting. One example is the princess cut diamond, a square-shaped stone cut to emphasize the brilliance of the stone. In a bezel setting, a princess cut stone can be set in its original square shape or turned to create a diamond shape.

Bezel set engagement rings sometimes feature multiple diamonds as opposed to the traditional solitaire ring. You might see a large center stone surrounded by two smaller bezel set stones. Pave diamonds are also popular adornments on bezel set rings. A modern take on the …

Asscher Cut Earrings

Asscher Cut Diamond Earrings

There are many different cuts available when it comes to diamonds. The cut is one of the all-important 4 C’s (clarity, color, carat and cut.) Examples of different diamond cuts include round, emerald, marquise, princess and Asscher. This cut is named after the Royal Asscher Diamond Company who created it. Created by Joseph Asscher, this cut was a hallmark of the Art Deco style but is highly popular today. If you’re shopping for earrings consider a pair of Asscher cut diamond earrings, which will become a treasured part of your jewelry collection and possibly a family heirloom as well.

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The shape of this diamond is square, but the corners are deeply cut which gives the stone almost an octagon appearance. The stone feature multiple steps and is sometimes referred to as the square emerald cut. It is similar to a cushion cut diamond also. Unlike step cut emerald stones, the Asscher cut has a more fiery and dazzling look due to the number and positioning of the step cuts. This cut is patented, so if you buy Asscher cut diamond earrings make sure your jeweler shows you proof of authenticity such as the official insignia and identification number.

Most Asscher diamonds are held in a prong setting. Many are smaller than other cuts because a stone too large detracts from the unique beauty of this cut. You can go for earrings as small as a quarter carat, half carat, three-fourths carat or even a whole carat depending on your budget …