Asscher Inspired Cut
The Asscher inspired cut stone is very attractive, when clean, with lots of pop. The two samples examined were cut to almost perfect 65/65 specs (impressive for a cubic zirconia).
Of course, even “the real thing” (a diamond) can become so overwhelmed with soot and dirt that it can mimic the cubic zirconia Ziamond Asscher, but it is less rapid in its onset. Moreover, since the Asscher cut returns less dispersed light versus other cuts, the cubic zirconia version is at a disadvantage.
Conclusion: Consider the Ziamond Asscher only if the wearer is diligent about keeping it clean. Otherwise it will be a disappointment.
In a word, spectacular! I threw the smudge test at it, looked at it in every light source possible (daylight, incandescent, diffused) and the cushion square performed. Also, the soft curves between its corners add a very finished and sophisticated look. If youíre looking for a twist on a traditional box radiant that doesnít look so geometrical, this is a great choice.
Conclusion: You wonít be disappointed. Worth every penny; maybe more!
Iíve saved the best for last. In the past, Canary cubic zirconias have always had too much of an orangey undertone (too tangerine). Ziamondís new canary would fool even the most knowledgeable gemologist when viewed at a glance.
The canary color is so deep and so rich it takes your breathe away. Of all the Ziamond products I have ever seen together with any other diamond simulants, this is my favorite!
Conclusion: An absolute home run!
by Fred Cuellar, author of the best-selling book “How to Buy a Diamond.” More questions? Ask the Diamond Guyģ