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Honey I shrunk your Asscher Urban Myth
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There seems to be a need for more real information on the size differences between asschers and rounds. More than once I've heard people online telling others considering an asscher that a 2.00ct will look like a 1.00 ct round. This is not the case in reality.

Here is a actual live photo of a 1.93 ct Royal Asscher next to a 1.74 ct Ideal Round.


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Re: Honey I shrunk your Asscher Urban Myth
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1.93 Royal Asscher is measuring 7.01 x 6.97 mm.

1.74 ct. ideal cut round measures 7.76 x 7.81 mm.

These measurements can be misconstrued. For one measuring a round diamond involves minimum to maximum diameter of a circumference. On an asscher cut are measuring just the sides. If we take this stone the 1.93 ct. for example, the diagonal corner to corner measurement is 7.85x7.82. That is why it will look similar to the 1.74 ct. in appearance.


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Re: Honey I shrunk your Asscher Urban Myth
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There seems to be a need for more real information on the size differences between asschers and rounds. More than once I've heard people online telling others considering an asscher that a 2.00ct will look like a 1.00 ct round. This is not the case in reality.

Here is a actual live photo of a 1.93 ct Royal Asscher next to a 1.74 ct Ideal Round.



Brad-its actually a good topic because people often shy away from fancy shapes in general because they often look smaller due to depth. Asschers exhibit a tunnel effect due to the steps which drives the eye inward and down those steps.......the "arrows" of a round create a radiating illusion so even two stones (asscher and round) of exactly the same measurements will look different. Now I wanted an asscher when I bought my stone but I didnt want to pay for the depth so I went with an emerald............ I also think it takes a lot more shopping and searching to find a well cut fancy of any sort than a well cut round

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1.93 Royal Asscher is measuring 7.01 x 6.97 mm.

1.74 ct. ideal cut round measures 7.76 x 7.81 mm.

These measurements can be misconstrued. For one measuring a round diamond involves minimum to maximum diameter of a circumference. On an asscher cut are measuring just the sides. If we take this stone the 1.93 ct. for example, the diagonal corner to corner measurement is 7.85x7.82. That is why it will look similar to the 1.74 ct. in appearance.


Awesome post Brad--I never knew this. Thanks for the clarification!

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Awesome post Brad--I never knew this. Thanks for the clarification!


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Re: Honey I shrunk your Asscher Urban Myth
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Thanks for the clarification Brad! I've always heard that asschers were much smaller. It really helps to be able to see a comparison.

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Re: Honey I shrunk your Asscher Urban Myth
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Thanks everyone, your welcome. I`ll be putting more pictures of different size comparisons for reference.

Took a picture of a 1.41 ct. Royal Asscher next to a 1.42 ct. round ideal late today, which I will post tomorrow.


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Re: Honey I shrunk your Asscher Urban Myth
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Here is a picture of a 1.41 ct. Royal Asscher next to a 1.42 ct. round ideal cut.

1.41 ct. Royal Asscher is measuring 6.37x6.36 mm

1.42 ct Round ideal is measuring 7.25x 7.27 mm


The corner to corner measurement of this 1.41 ct. Royal Asscher is 7.25 x 7.28



As you can see in the picture the 1.41 ct Asscher does not look like a .95 round brillinat ( 6.36 mm) in size.

When comparing the size differences between rounds and asschers it is not realistic to think round measurements are the same as square. Best to look at the diamonds to get the real picture. Or just check here after I load about a hundred different examples.


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Re: Honey I shrunk your Asscher Urban Myth
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A very quick bit of geometry give me 'surface coverage' numbers of 41.5 sq. mm for the RB and 39.1 sq. mm for the RA. A whopping 2.4 square mm difference between the two...

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Re: Honey I shrunk your Asscher Urban Myth
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Brad and Jan, this is a FANTASTIC thread and I hope there will be more comparisons ;o)

Thank you!!!

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Re: Honey I shrunk your Asscher Urban Myth
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Measurement wise there seems to be little to no difference in size. But to the eye there seems to be a kind of optical illusion. Reminds to two equal sized identical items side by side, but one looks larger.

To me, the asscher is exceeding more appealing to the eye. Gorgeously exquisite. Also it showcases the dexterity and artistry of the jeweler/ diamond cutter.
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