Asscher cut engagement rings use an antique stone cut, but many designers use a modern variation which are more popular today. Asscher cut stones are similar to emerald cut stones as both have stepped facets, but asscher cut stones have a more square face and tend to be more brilliant. This gives asscher stones a unique mix of antique and traditional look and feel. Asscher engagement rings are popular with many brides and look great with many different types of metal. Many designers feature asscher cut engagement rings on The Knot.