Asscher cut engagement rings are a favorite among celebrities and royals. Having graced some very famous fingers, the style has grown in popularity and is now a regular feature in fashion magazines and jewelry stores.
The Krupp Diamond
One of the most famous and important Asscher cut diamonds is the Krupp diamond, a 33.19 carat beauty once part of the estate of Vera Krupp. In 1968, Richard Burton acquired this amazing stone for Elizabeth Taylor, having it set in a ring.
Many Asscher cut engagement rings have been inspired by Taylor’s ring, which she wore often.
Movie Star Favorite
Asscher cut engagement rings are very popular in Hollywood. While some stars have had the misfortune of becoming not so happily ever after, the rings have left lasting impressions.
Action starlet Jessica Alba received a five carat Asscher cut engagement ring from her husband Cash Warren whom she met while filming the Fantastic Four.
Like many popular Asscher cut engagement rings, Alba’s ring features an Asscher cut diamond in the center surrounded by tiny round brilliant cut diamonds which continue in the shank of the ring around the finger.
What is it with movie stars and rock stars falling in love? Asscher cut engagement rings dominate these couple’s choice.
Zooey Deschanel who recently split from Death Cab for Cutie husband, Ben Gibbard has a beautiful reminder of their relationship with a Neil Lane designed Asscher cut ring.
Kate Hudson also wore a Neil Lane Asscher cut design during her marriage to Black Crowes lead, Chris Robinson.
Chris Marin, frontman for Coldplay, presented Hollywood A-lister, Gwyneth Paltrow with a stunning rock that has inspired plenty of copy-cat Asscher cut engagement rings.
MLB baseball pitcher, Brad Penny, searched Asscher cut engagement rings before finding the perfect one to propose to Karina Smirnoff. Smirnoff is a world famous ball room dancer, recognizable from her time on Dancing With the Stars.
It is said that Penny popped the ring in a fortune cookie to pop the question. Though the delivery was romantic, the couple never made it down the aisle, separating 13 months after their engagement.
Asscher cut engagement rings and celebrities don’t seem to have a strong track record. But then again, how many Hollywood relationships really do make it?
Beloved couple Ryan Phillippe and Resse Witherspoon didn’t make it until they were old and gray, but their 4.5 carat Asscher cut ring is sure to keep on sparkling.
Former Bachelorette, Ali Fedotowsky, decided to return her $50,000 Asscher cut Neil Lane ring from her engagement to Roberto Martinez. The split created a lot of attention. It was reported that she returned the ring within 24 hours of the breakup signaling that the trouble started much, much earlier.
Neil Lane is one of the most well-known designers, made famous by his creations for celebrities and other famous people. Asscher cut engagement rings are one of his signature pieces. An obvious favorite of his, many of his bridal and fashion pieces include this modern cut.
Harry Winston is another iconic jeweler who favors Asscher cut engagement rings. Perhaps it is the unique cutting style and rarity of these diamonds that make them so appealing to these larger than life figures.